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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

Strapless Heart Rate Monitors
Updated 12/18/2014 12:24:15 PM

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
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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

are total steps or your heart rate during exercise
Updated 12/16/2014 1:16:01 PM

are total steps or your heart rate during exercise more important...  Read more

Fitbit? Is it the same as a heart rate monitor....
Updated 12/15/2014 8:23:12 PM

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
Updated 12/10/2014 9:13:55 PM

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

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