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Heart Rate Monitor Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Heart Rate Monitor.

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

How to Measure for Exercise Intensity without a Heart Rate Monitor

The Talk Test has been a generally accepted method of measuring (aerobic) exercise intensity for a long time now, although fitness experts have questioned whether or not the test is accurate across populations and different types of exercise. The tes...  Read more

Busting the Top 4 Cardio Machine Myths

Spending a good 60 minutes on the treadmill is a surefire way to make you feel accomplished. After completing the machine's fat-burning workout, you feel great and quite proud of yourself as you stare at the number flashing on the screen: 752 cal...  Read more

Getting on the Treadmill

A treadmill can seem scary to the beginner. They're big and bulky, make a lot of noise and have tons of buttons and moving parts. But I'm about to let you in on a secret: They're really not that scary. In fact, with just a few hints, the...  Read more

4 Signs It's Time to Change Your Workout Routine

When you started a regular exercise program, whether to lose weight or improve your overall health, your enthusiasm and motivation were high. Even though exercise wasn't the most exciting activity you had experienced, you began feeling better and...  Read more

heart pounding too fast while working out
Updated 9/30/2015 3:32:50 PM

Hi everyone. I have been working out home for over an year now. It's 8am here and I usually work out from 7am till the next 40 minutes. I have a little backache so I decided to just do two sets of floor and then hopped on to the treadmill. ...  Read more

My FIL, bless his generous heart, just sent me a p
Updated 9/23/2015 10:20:53 PM

My FIL, bless his generous heart, just sent me a pound of my fave chocolate. Trying to ignore it until my husband gets home & can hide it from me. I haven't told family or friends about my weight loss journey since I tried & failed so many times....  Read more

“My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed: I
Updated 9/21/2015 3:19:05 PM

“My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed: I will sing and give praise.” Psalms‬ ‭57:7‬ ‭ Sometimes we feel like we are falling apart, whether it is physically or emotionally. But if we have a relationship with Jesus Christ we can...  Read more

Any home remedies for heart burn?
Updated 9/17/2015 2:53:10 AM

Any home remedies for heart burn?...  Read more

Educated response:Heart rate monitors for the neck
Updated 9/16/2015 12:56:00 PM

After working through my undergrad and post grad in Exercise Science, I have taken an interest with trying to better understand the functionality and benefits of heart rate monitors with improving performance indicators and being able to track the at...  Read more

Heart Rate Monitors are Saviors!

Before I had a heart rate monitor I was totally overestimating my calorie burn and underestimating my calorie intake. My heart rate monitor detects how many cals I burn, what my heart rate is at so I can make sure to stay in my fat burning zone, and...  Read more

Target heart rate monitors rule!!

The heart rate monitors and calorie counters on exercise machines aren't very accurate. I have a heart rate monitor that has an alarm when I'm not in the target zone for cardio and it counts calories. It's like having a personal trainer to tell you...  Read more

Trying to get Pregnant

I have fought in my mind and my heart about being fearful of losing another child. There is light. This is an open minded, loving, and free place to explore and ask questions....  Read more

dailySpark Holiday Giveaway Week 3: Listen to Your Heart

Today we kick off week 3 of the dailySpark Holiday Giveaway. We've already given away two great prizes: customized cereal capsules from [me] & goji and SparkPeople apparel. This week we're giving away 3 Timex T5G971 Unisex Sports Personal Heart Ra...  Read more

'Can I Measure Calories Burned during Strength Training with a Heart Rate Monitor?'

A heart rate monitor (HRM) is capable of estimating calorie burn pretty accurately—but only for aerobic (cardio) exercise, not for strength training. Here's why:A HRM won't give you an accurate idea of how many calories you bu...  Read more

6-22-15 Heart Rate Monitor

Started using a heart rate monitor an am loving it. Being able to stay in the right "zone" has been a huge eye opener and a lot of fun....  Read more

Accurate Numbers are Important: Gym + Heart Rate Monitor + Calorie Differential

First off I have to say I'm thankful for Sparkpeople and all the tools that are provided to help me along this journey. However, today I realized some numbers with Sparkpeople just don't add up. I noticed this when I wore my heart rate monitor at the...  Read more