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
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 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
I had wanted to lose weight, and I had a heart attack last December. Mid summer I started gaining weight. I'm now about 30lbs heavier than when I had the heart attack. I'm looking to get on track and get motivated.... Read more
I currently have the Jawbone UP for activity tracking but I am interested in purchasing a HRM that will sync my information directly to SP like my UP does. My Polar RS100 is a basic HRM but I am aiming for a fancier one.
What trackers sync? Will... Read more
I have been using this method to calculate Target Heart Rate. I do find it works well for me in that it seems to meet the the amount of exertion and breathing rate expected at certain percentages of THR
New Mathematical Formula Age/Weight Predi... Read more
This tool asks questions about exercise and eating habits and gives you a picture of your cardiovascular risk.
It also gives some helpful, detailed feedback about how to improve your diet and fitness.
Here's the link:
https://healthy... 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
Iím in love with my Treadmill,
And my Treadmillís mad about me.
Iím in love with my Heart Rate Monitor
And my Heart Rate Monitorís mad about me.
The Treadmill makes me stronger,
While the Heart Rate Monitor makes me safer.
The Heart... Read more
So this is going to be quick - but I've been calculating calories burned all wrong - I was guessing between 300-350, but my heart rate monitor told me today the my legs and back workout was way more....
I mean it's great news!! But it prob... Read more
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