Balance Phase 3: Day 2: Movement
- When to add intense exercise vs. stretching.
- Checking your resting heart rate first thing before getting out of bed: 1.Find your pulse at your wrist (the radial artery) or at your carotid artery in your neck. 2.Using your index and middle finger, count the number of beats you feel in 10 seconds 3. Multiply the number of beats you count in 10 seconds by six to find the number of beats per minute.
- A normal resting heart rate for adults ranges from 60 to 100 beats a minute. Generally, a lower heart rate at rest implies more efficient heart function and better cardiovascular fitness. For example, a well-trained athlete might have a normal resting heart rate closer to 40 beats a minute.—Mayo Clinic
- Target Heart Rate: Your maximum heart rate is about 220 minus your age. Count your pulse for 10 seconds and multiply by 6 to find your beats per minute. You want to stay between 50 percent to 85 percent of your maximum heart rate.
- Wisdom is knowing when to go to 100% and when not to. If you have a high heart rate: Stretching could be the best thing for you.
- Do things you love. We all need more joy. Hula hooping, dance, martial arts.