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Heart Rate Kids Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Heart Rate Kids.

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The Heart Smart Workout Plan

Pop quiz: Can you name the most important muscle in your body? Nope, it's not your abs, hamstrings or triceps. It's your heart! The human heart is an amazing muscle, capable of pumping about five quarts of blood throughout the body every...  Read more

Kid-Friendly Valentine's Day Surprises

Valentine's Day doesn't have to be all about chocolate and other decadent treats. Show the kids in your life how much you love them with simple, healthy snacks and heartfelt messages. They'll remember the creativity a lot longer than a ba...  Read more

Expert Solutions: Overweight Kids

Of course we know that obesity has reached epidemic proportions in this country- and now it's been spilling over to our kids. Obesity among children is skyrocketing, and getting a lot of attention these days, but I think people are still not...  Read more

Reference Guide to Exercise Intensity

One of the most common mistakes new exercisers make is not measuring the intensity of their cardio workouts. Guidelines say that aerobic exercise should be “moderate” or “challenging,” but what does that feel like? You might m...  Read more

Listen to Your Heart Rate Monitor

Imagine you’re driving on a country road. You’re enjoying the ride and noticing the cars that you pass along the way, excited to get to your destination. Suddenly you see those familiar red and blue lights flashing in your rearview mirror...  Read more

New kid on the block: just started on Spark today
Updated 8/31/2015 9:17:01 AM

New kid on the block: just started on Spark today and hoping I can stay motivated. Looking to motivate and support and want the same for this new life....  Read more

oh my made a sheperd's pie tonight... it was heart
Updated 8/30/2015 8:09:14 PM

oh my made a sheperd's pie tonight... it was hearty and less than 400 calories... and above all kids loved it!!...  Read more

So glad that my kid goes to a school that encourag
Updated 8/29/2015 7:00:56 PM

So glad that my kid goes to a school that encourages exercise. There's a girls 5k club that my daughter did last year and agin this year. And several teaches are running a marathon and they are involving the kids to run a mile a day up to 26.2 and...  Read more

I'm 40; single with no kids; 170lbs; need to lose
Updated 8/30/2015 1:43:45 AM

I'm 40; single with no kids; 170lbs; need to lose 30-40lbs (hopefully by December). Any like-minders out there to buddy-up with for motivation?...  Read more

Squeezing in 1/2 mile before picking up the kids
Updated 8/28/2015 2:51:42 PM

Squeezing in 1/2 mile before picking up the kids...  Read more

Monitor your Resting Heart Rate

Having a hard time exercising in your target heart rate zone? Maybe you need to check your resting heart rate! If you are getting regular cardio, your resting heart rate will decrease. Since your target heart rate is based on your resting heart ra...  Read more

Know your TRUE resting heart rate

Take your pulse (at wrist or neck is best) before you get out of bed. Count the # of beats in a minute. Then, knowing this as your true resting heart rate, you can find out what intensity you need to be working at during cardio in order to reach yo...  Read more

You're Not The Only One Without Kids!

Welcome to our 'child free' SParkers who want a safe and honest place to discuss our choices for not having children (and all things that come from that)...  Read more

Is Prevention the Way to Drive Down Health Care Costs?

President Obama recently addressed the joint session of Congress and the American people regarding his health care agenda. Regardless of what political affiliation you ascribe to, the truth is health care costs are spiraling out of control--far surpa...  Read more

Poll: Will Banning Toys in Kid's Meals Lower the Childhood Obesity Epidemic?

When I was growing up eating out, even at McDonald's, was not a daily, much less a weekly excursion. Not only were restaurants few and far between, it was quite expensive going out to eat with seven people in a family. Happy Meals and the toys t...  Read more