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
Has anyone purchased one of the wrist watch calorie counter/heart radio monitors? Was looking into getting one, but have no idea where to start. I know Nike has a pretty nice one, but a bit pricey and I believe it's mostly for runners. I run, but I d... Read more
I poked around and didn't see any clear answers, so I pose the following question:
If one is comfortable, albeit working at an 8-10 on the RPE scale, and one's heart rate is far out of the recommended 'max' zone, are there any dangers?
Age:... Read more
I thought I would give a summary of my experience and hope it might help others.
A little over 2 years ago I had a heart attack from 2 blocked arteries. I am very lucky to walk away without muscle damage but for the past two years it was hard t... Read more
Afternoon. I have recently bought myself a FT7 heart rate monitor that I am wearing to the gym up to 4 times a week. I have a programme at the gym where I am doing a total of about 90 minutes a time. During this time I am doing some cardio and the... 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
The dailySpark is celebrating its first anniversary! We couldn't have reached this milestone without devoted and engaged readers such as yourselves, so we would like to say thanks for making this such a successful, fun year. We've been launching a ne... 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
I bought a Polar Ft 7 heart rate monitor and wow was I shorting myself on calories for my workouts. Now I know why my weight loss has been so slow. , if you don't eat enough calories during the day you don't burn the fat at night. My weight loss imp... Read more
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