Community Challenge Health Tip: February 2, 2018

Post Date:02/02/2018 6:00 AM

Thank you for signing up for IT'S TIME TEXAS Community Challenge Health Tips from the Galveston County Health District. Learn more about the Challenge at www.gchd.org/challenge. 

Here is your tip for February 2, 2018:

Relative Intensity is level of effort required by a person to do an activity. When using relative intensity, people pay attention to how physical activity affects their heart rate and breathing.

The talk test is a simple way to measure relative intensity. In general, if you're doing moderate-intensity activity you can talk, but not sing, during the activity. If you're doing vigorous-intensity activity, you will not be able to say more than a few words without pausing for a breath.

Source: CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/physicalactivity/basics/measuring/index.html

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