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How to know if you’re exercising hard enough

  • According to sports medicine expert Jon Patricios the best time to exercise is in the morning. And you should be exercising for between 150 – 300 minutes a week.
  • There’s an easy equation you can use to work out what your heart rate should be while working out.
  • Watch this video and find out how to exercise properly and keep your heart happy.

  • Read the full script here

Dylan Bush was a health journalist at Bhekisisa from February 2016 to September 2023.

Mia Malan is the founder and editor-in-chief of Bhekisisa. She has worked in newsrooms in Johannesburg, Nairobi and Washington, DC, winning more than 30 awards for her radio, print and television work.