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If the heart rate calculation sounds complicated, one can try a simple tracking method: The number of steps we take per minute.

To attain an intensive workout level, one has to keep the steps per minute above 100. This means that an average of 30 minutes activity per day is only effective if one does brisk walking or running without a break. Idle strolling won’t keep the steps per minute above 100.

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