An HRM is just a measuring device. It doesn't help you move faster, or exercise in ways you couldn't otherwise. Personally, I would rather spend my money on something like a new pair of running shoes, or a set of weights.
BUT, there are some positives:
* Many people get a sense of satisfaction from seeing the numbers on the monitor, and that sense of satisfaction may help build a healthy habit of regular exercise.
* Also, an HRM may be a good reminder to increase the intensity of your workouts, pushing well into the cardio zone, rather than just cruising through your workout.
* Understanding how many calories you are burning may help balance your energy intake and expenditure.
With a little bit of research online, you can learn how to get most of these benefits without spending any money on HRM. But an HRM is probably simpler and faster.
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
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