If exercisers picked a mascot, what do you think it would be? A jump rope? A punching bag? A man with a giant baseball as a head? If I had to guess, it would be an athletic shoe. A good pair of shoes can be an inspiration and reminder to get moving,... Read more
I used to be a competitive long distance runner. Day in and day out I’d run mile upon mile, training for the next big race. Some days it meant running a six or seven mile loop that included several (seemingly endless) hills. Other days, I warme... Read more
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
Would you like to swap your usual workout out for one that's just four minutes long? Of course you would! Well, that's the allure of Tabata training, a type of super high-intensity interval training that is becoming more and more popular.
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There’s no doubt that getting older changes your body and appearance, but it also affects your ability to exercise. Your maximum heart rate declines with age, which means your heart and lungs can’t pump as much oxygen and blood to your mu... 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
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
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
Tight on time?Don't give up on your workout today. If you have a mere four minutes—that's just 240 total seconds—to spare (and who doesn't), then you do have time to squeeze in a super effective workout that provides major hea... Read more
From Fitness Magazine
Attention shoppers: Window shopping is not a workout. Which daily tasks do make the cut as exercise? FITNESS Magazine breaks it down here.
Does It Count? IT DEPENDS
A leisurely stop-and-shop visit t... Read more
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