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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

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

Return to the Outdoors with Your Bike

With the weather nice and warm, now is as good a time as ever to get yourself and those you love outside! Is there a better way to exercise than to be out in the warm sunshine, feeling that cool breeze cross over you? Dust off your bike, bring th...  Read more

Anyone else stressed about weight loss? With 5 kid
Updated 9/27/2014 9:25:23 AM

Anyone else stressed about weight loss? With 5 kids, I'm struggling to keep balance, becoming obsessive and unrealistic about what I can do day to day. I need to incorporate a healthy lifestyle into family life without the guilt- so time consuming!...  Read more

Coordination/ /Balance/Heart Rate
Updated 9/22/2014 2:37:05 PM

I have a couple issues. I would like to add some core exercises to my routine, but I'm very uncoordinated, it will take me a month to be able to follow a routine, and I have very bad balance, I can only stand on one foot for 1-2 seconds. I also can't...  Read more

I im new here im 23 i have 4 kids and i weigh 175
Updated 9/18/2014 9:16:11 PM

I im new here im 23 i have 4 kids and i weigh 175 i really want to lose weigh for today so far for breakfast oatmeal for lunch a salad with little bit of dressing and 1 litter of water...  Read more

Question about heart medicine
Updated 9/15/2014 7:47:05 PM

Hi All Is there anyone who like me take an eye medicine that is a beater blocker and wheres a HRM when exercising? If there is please send a SP mail as I have a question for them. Ta ...  Read more

Do you have to substract basal metabolic rate?
Updated 9/14/2014 5:25:44 PM

Hello, so maybe you can help me. When I do an one hour workout and burn maybe 350 calories, does this include my basal metabolic rate? do i have to substract it? my basal metabolic rate is about 1600 calories per day. divided into 24 hours I b...  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