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
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
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
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
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
I'm interested in trying a strapless heart rate monitor. I have used a Polar monitor for years but lately have experienced some problems with the chest strap etc. If anyone can give me feedback as far as a brand, model and recommendation I'd greatly... Read more
Heart rate. Think about it like this: you can walk 5,000 steps at 3 mph (low HR) or you can run 5,000 steps at 6 mph (high HR). The more effort you put in (higher HR), the more calories you'll burn.... Read more
Fitbit? Is it the same as a heart rate monitor.... I saw there are different kinds, some even track sleep. I cannot afford to blow $ on a novelty, are they worth it, or is thete something better?... Read more
Attention those with kids: batting around balloons is a good workout... Even when you're not batting around your own balloon, if your kids are little you will do plenty of retrieving the ballons when they get stuck on or around furniture.... Read more
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
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
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
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
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