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6/1/08 6:36 P

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Hi Everyone, I just wanted to share with you how simple it is to check your heart rate. All you have to do is find you heart beat either in your wrist or neck...if your working out it is probably bounding out of your neck any way.
Find your Heart beat and then get a watch/clock emoticon with a second hand on it. Count your beats for 10 seconds then times it by 6 or count it for 15 seconds and times that number by 4.
After working out not so steadily, couple x a week or so since Jan. I was at work the other day and put my finger in a pulse/oxygen moniter and had a HR of 66 and that is with being up and going for about 2 hours...not so resting.
Have a great week, and hope this helps....I can't afford $150 for a HR moniter when God gave me the ability to count, and school gave me the knowledge.
Just a side note, if you smoke it will affect both your heart rate and your blood pressure.
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5/31/08 6:12 P

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Congratulations on this major accomplishment! emoticon

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That is wonderful news! Congratulations!

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Congratulations Sandykmac! that's wonderful news.
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I checked my blood pressure recently and it was no longer borderline, it was back to my normal readings. emoticon

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I did alot of research and found the ones with the straps to be more accurate...they say that with the strap it continually monitors and you don't need to slow your pace to check it....I don't even notice the strap.....just my .02$

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5/30/08 9:11 P

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I got a Sportline HR monitor so that I did not have to mess with a chest strap. I can check it easily throughout the day. Disadvantage is that it does not give continuous readout while exercising. I have to touch the index finger on one hand to opposite wrist which I can do in most cases without stopping the exercise.

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Great job!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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I have never checked my heart rate. But I would like to congratulate everyone!

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Congratulations on losing 45 pounds and no longer having to take medication for high cholesterol. That is quite an accomplishment!! emoticon

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5/30/08 5:01 P

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Congratulations!! After losing 46 lbs I know longer have to take medication for high cholesterol. Isn't this a great feeling!

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Congrats on your heart rate, way to go!

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That is awesome! emoticon

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I have thought about getting one, our middle school has some they don't use anymore so I may borrow one of those for awhile before I invest that much money.

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I have the polar F-11, would be lost with out it...make sure your measure your resting heart rate before even getting out of bed, if the alarm wakes you lay for a couple minutes and then do it....

My polar was 150.00

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5/30/08 2:20 P

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Way to go!

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I don't have a monitor, because they cost too much for me. But i do measure my BPM with a stop watch from a Wendy's kids meal! lol.. how funny is that! At least i wasn't the one eating the Wendy's!

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Any suggestions for a good heart monitor and type to get? I have never monitored this at all and think I'm ready now that I'm exercising quite a bit every day!

My resting heart beat prior to starting SP on 4/3 was 90 - 100!!! I was sooooo out of shape and ready for a heart attack or stroke I'm sure! I have it down now with the help of getting into exercising everyday here at Boot Camp. It is running about 80 now and I'm working towards 60 as a goal. That is pretty good I think for 1 month of exercising!!

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5/30/08 1:53 P

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I wrote a blog on this a while back. My heart monitor is my best friend! When I first started I wasn't paying attention to it and had extreme chest pain (and a pretty steady heart rate over 220!) when I finally started watching it and slowing down when it spiked it actually improved my workouts. I have the best time now and chest pain is gone. Now I can work really really hard and it doesn't go above 180. HOW AMAZING IS THAT?!!! As for the "small 15", LOL Wish I could lose a small 15! I have been busting my butt for four months now and all I've lost is 10lbs. I feel better though and my clothes no longer feel like they are too small. So it's doing something, it's just not as fast as those stupid commercials I keep seeing "I lost 30 pounds in half an hour!" nonsense. I know it's not true, but man I wish it was...

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Mine has gone down to 54 a couple of weeks ago!!!

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'WAY TO GO',what a wonderful 'PRIZE' you got!! I know that you must be on cloud 9!It always makes you fill good,exspecially after all the hard work you have done!! You sure have proved a point,that'good old fashioned work' pays off!!
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That's so great for both of you. emoticon I haven't check my heart rate but I know I lost 10lbs and several inches in several different areas. I'm going to go shopping this weekend. I know I need alot of new things in a smaller size. Don't have much money but it will be fun to see the size different so when I have the money I will know what sizes to look for.
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5/30/08 1:20 P

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Wow! A resting heart rate of 50 is awesome! That is a great accomplishment.

And losing 15 pounds and getting off your BP medicine! I am so impressed with both of you. You are inspirations to me. Thanks for sharing.

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5/30/08 1:20 P

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Great job on your resting heartrate, I keep meaning to check mine!

And 15 is not small, that is fabulous, and even more so for going off your blood pressure medication!

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15 isn't small! I only lost 5 all mo., but i lost a size. Fantastic job on getting off you BP meds!

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After dropping a small 15 pounds I was able to come off my BP medication.
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Way to go LadyBaily!!!! I haven't checked my resting HR, but I feel 100% different, isn't it a beautiful thing???

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At the begining of this month my resting heart rate was 60bpm now its 50bpm! Holy Cow!
Anyone else have any surprising after effects of working so hard at treating them selves right?

Edited by: LADYBAILEY at: 5/30/2008 (12:56)
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