HOW HARD SHOULD I WORK?
When exercising, it’s sometimes hard to know how hard you should be working?
How hard is too hard? How easy is too easy?
For fitness benefits, you should aim to build up towards 30 minutes of exercise at an intensity where you can ‘talk but not sing’. You can also use a scale from 0-10 to describe how hard you feel your body is working.
The Borg scale below, scored from 0 (Nothing at all) to 10 (Very very hard (maximal)), useful to rate the intensity of your cardio-based exercises. We would advise that being able to ‘talk but not sing’ is approximately 5 or 6 out of 10.
Remember, this may change on a day to day basis depending on how your MS symptoms are affecting you. For example, you may rate the same exercise, easy one day and hard the next day. It's important to listen to your body!