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Heart Rate and Exercise

The measurement of the human heart rate is very useful in medicine and science. At rest heart rate can indicate levels of fitness or the presence of disease or stress, during exercise it indicates fitness level and exercise intensity, and the maximum level is a measure of your cardiac capacity and is an indicator of fatigue.

The following pages discuss the various uses of heart rate and the procedures for the measurement of heart rate during exercise and at rest, and the interpretation of these values.

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