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Using Breathing & Heart Rate As Indicator Of Safe Exercising

USING BREATHING & HEART RATE AS YOUR INDICATOR OF SAFE INTENSITY 

  • You can purchase smart watches which monitor your heart rate when exercising – scroll below to see some good makes
  • It is fine to exercise so that you can breathe a little more deeply and your heart beats faster but not so hard you cannot hold a conversation or you are gasping for breath
  • The heart rate for you to aim for when doing aerobic exercise during your pregnancy depends on how fit you are before becoming pregnant but the below table gives a guide
YOUR AGE  HEART RATE (beats per minute) 
Under 20 140-155
20-29 Years 135-150
30-39 Years 130-145
Over 40 Years 125-140

RECOMMENDED HEART RATE WATCH MONITORS 

  • Apple IWatch
  • Garmin
  • Polar
  • Fit Bit

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