REVERSAL OF HEART DISEASE: CALCULATING EXERCISE INTENSITY FOR A HEART PATIENT

If someone wants a more scientific way of calculating the exercise intensity or speed, one needs a prior exercise stress test (or Tread Mill Test). As you will remember the theory of taking the test, the heart rate increased till the ECG shows shortage of oxygen. Exercise intensity is increased to increase the heart rate, through a motorized machine. The heart rate at which the ECG shows change is the maximum that a patient can safely reach. For an extra precaution, I would recommend 20 beats less than the Stress Test limit.
Another requirement for this process is that the patient should be able to count his own pulse rate at rest and during exercise or walking. This can be done by putting two fingers (index and middle) of one hand on the front of the wrist of the other hand and then counting the heart rate (same as pulse rate) with a watch. You should practice this at rest (when the heart rate is 70 or so per minute). Once the confidence comes, the same can be done while the patient stops suddenly after a walk and pulse can be counted for the first ten seconds. The actual heart rate during exercise can be calculated by multiplying by six. This rate should be twenty less than the heart rate reached during the exercise stress test.
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REVERSAL OF HEART DISEASE: CALCULATING EXERCISE INTENSITY FOR A HEART PATIENTIf someone wants a more scientific way of calculating the exercise intensity or speed, one needs a prior exercise stress test (or Tread Mill Test). As you will remember the theory of taking the test, the heart rate increased till the ECG shows shortage of oxygen. Exercise intensity is increased to increase the heart rate, through a motorized machine. The heart rate at which the ECG shows change is the maximum that a patient can safely reach. For an extra precaution, I would recommend 20 beats less than the Stress Test limit.Another requirement for this process is that the patient should be able to count his own pulse rate at rest and during exercise or walking. This can be done by putting two fingers (index and middle) of one hand on the front of the wrist of the other hand and then counting the heart rate (same as pulse rate) with a watch. You should practice this at rest (when the heart rate is 70 or so per minute). Once the confidence comes, the same can be done while the patient stops suddenly after a walk and pulse can be counted for the first ten seconds. The actual heart rate during exercise can be calculated by multiplying by six. This rate should be twenty less than the heart rate reached during the exercise stress test.*56/283/5*

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