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
In our high-tech, fitness-focused world, wearable exercise trackers have become as common a sight as watches (and, in many cases, they are watches). This might have you wondering: What's the widespread appeal?
In a word, accountability... Read more
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
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
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
When your heart depends on it... Kinda puts crap into prospective when your health depends on it. I'm not huge by any means but what I put in my mouth is slowly killing me even my cholesterol meds aren't working.... Scary!!... Read more
Non-weight benchmark! Heart-rate has dropped, on average, 5-10 BPM in the last 4 months due to changes in sleep, diet, and some light meditation! A great reminder that I'm not just trying to lose weight-- I'm trying to save my life.... Read more
I'm just starting to get into strength training and really enjoy it! But I've been noticing I'm barely able to raise my heart rate, and don't know whether I'm getting a very effective workout.
When strength training, is getting your heart rate... Read more
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
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
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
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
It's easy to use, and was interesting to see how high my heart rate got. I needed a watch for timing my dog walks, and this was in the price range I would have paid for just a watch so, score! We will call this my prize for losing my first 5% since... Read more
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