How hard should I be working when I do my cardiorespiratory exercise?

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The difficulty of your cardiorespiratory program really depends on what goal you are trying to achieve.For optimal results, it is best to exercise at a variety of intensity levels because different intensities place different demands on the body. Intensity can be measured in a variety of ways with the most common measurements being heart rate and rate of perceived exertion (RPE).

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