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Heart Rate Kids Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Heart Rate Kids.

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

Just joined and trying my best hubby and kids are
Updated 5/4/2015 1:02:16 PM

Just joined and trying my best hubby and kids are making things difficult but fighting temptations!!!...  Read more

well this weekend was the first time both kids lef
Updated 5/3/2015 12:30:25 PM

well this weekend was the first time both kids left, my first "grown up" weekend in 4.5 years. I slacked in my workouts the last 2 days but I made one up today. That's something right?...  Read more

The kids chose Chili's tonight. Before I would get
Updated 5/3/2015 12:15:45 PM

The kids chose Chili's tonight. Before I would get coke, share a deep fried app, have a full entree-burger or ribs. tonight, half a portion of shrimp n chick fajitas, 1 tortilla, 1/2 cup beans, 1 tbsp sour cream, H2O. i can go out n eat low cal! YES!...  Read more

Taking my kids to mcdonalds and for the first time
Updated 5/2/2015 6:47:15 AM

Taking my kids to mcdonalds and for the first time I didn't have anything . If I do go somewhere now I try to me it the most filling and under 500 calories . I allow some treats and budget for them ....  Read more

I'm grateful for my kids!
Updated 5/1/2015 9:03:23 PM

My ability to succeed and my determination to be Happy!...  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