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27 Mar 2017
You can determine your exercise intensity level while working out on a treadmill with different methods. Some use their target heart rate range, or the talk test where they measure the amount of intensity by how well they can talk while working out. Another popular method is using the Borg Rating of Perceived Exertion (RPE).

Perceived exertion is based on physical sensations, more specifically, how hard you feel your body working. This includes increased breathing rate, sweating, heart rate and muscle fatigue. This method is subjective, but allows you to personally measure your exercise intensity level.

How to Use the RPE Scale

The next time you workout on a treadmill, you can observe your rate of perceived exertion. Focus on your total...