Cardiovascular Exercise Prescription

AUSactive Exercise Guidelines Cardiovascular Exercise Prescription for Healthy Adults

Cardiovascular exercise is an important component of any balanced exercise routine. The following recommendations help to inform cardiovascular exercise prescription for general health.

What’s in the Guideline?

  • General Recommendations
  • Using Rate of Perceived Exertion (RPE)
  • Intensity
  • Heart Rate
  • Talk test
  • Using multiple markers of intensity
  • Progression
  • Mode


Borg, G. Perceived exertion as an indicator of somatic stress. Scandinavian Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine. 1970; 2(2): 92-98.

Haskell, W.L, et al. Physical activity and public health: updated recommendations for adults from the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2007; 116: 1081-1093.

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