(HealthDay News) -- When you're starting an exercise program, it's important to work out at the right intensity to make sure you're challenging yourself without pushing your body too hard.
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The American Heart Association lists these tips to help you judge whether you are exercising at an appropriate intensity:
- At a light intensity level, you should be able to comfortably sing while exercising.
- You should be able to comfortably carry on a conversation while working out at a moderate intensity level.
- You are exercising too vigorously if you are so winded that you can't carry on a conversation while you work out.
-- Diana Kohnle
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