Tracking Parkinson's Disease Exercise Progress with a Heart Rate Monitor

Tracking Parkinson’s Disease Exercise Progress with a Heart Rate Monitor

Looking back on 5 years of intense exercise since my Parkinson's diagnosis in 2014, I'm glad that my personal trainer convinced me to start wearing a heart rate monitor about 2 years ago. The greatest benefit is that it keeps me motivated and focused on meeting my exercise goals. The MyZone system awards points (called MEPs) for every minute spent in the various exercise intensity zones. These zones correspond to percentage of maximum heart rate. Exercise intensity and maximum heart rate is discussed in more detail here: https://parkinson.fit/how-much-should-i-exercise-for-pd/ If you have PD, with no other limiting health conditions, and have ...