Today I talk about using some advice from Jillian Michaels, and she recommends your target heart rate is at 80% of your maximum heart rate (your maximum is roughly calculated as 220 minus your age – so take that number and multiply it by .80 and be sure to ask your doctor if this is OK for you).
I found out that once I jogged for a few seconds to get my heart rate up, I could simply do a brisk walk to keep it there. It was not too hard, but not to easy, and it really made me sweat. Likewise, I did a “work out ” at home on my Tony Little Gazzelle (on the easiest setting) and just mailed it in (with my heart rate about 55%). I burned less than half the calories. While its good to start slow, now that I've been exercising for a few weeks I want to make the most out of my workouts. You can to without killing yourself on the treadmill or exercise equipment of your choice. If you need a hear rate monitor check out shop.logicalloss.com