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I have never exercised in my life. I don't think there's any way I can ever do a cardiovascular workout for 30 minutes in my target heart range. What should I do?

It is important to remember that your goal of 30 minutes in your target heart range is a goal that will not be attained the first time you exercise. You must build slowly and work your way up to 30 sustained minutes of cardiovascular exercise.

First, calculate your target heart rate on our site at the sedentary level. (Click Fitness Training then Target Heart Rate) Start your cardiovascular exercise with just a few minutes so you are not above your target heart range. Gradually add one or two minutes to each cardiovascular workout. Before you know it, you will be at your goal of thirty minutes. Be patient and be consistent and you will indeed get there.