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12/14/09 3:44 P

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Yeah, if its just a basic HRM, just wear it during actual exercise.

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12/14/09 2:59 P

Exercise only. HRM are only designed to measure calorie burn while exercising, so you'll get a highly inaccurate number if you wear it all day. To do that, you'd need to have something specifically designed to be worn all day, like they have on the Biggest Loser.

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Get under 8 min/mi for a 5K - DONE 4/3

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Jan 15-17 Bermuda Half Challenge (8:15 Mile, 1:01:20 10K, and 2:11:32 half marathon)
June 6 Mooseman 70.3 triathlon (6:30:25)
Aug 22 Timberman 70.3 triathlon (6:10:14)

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12/14/09 2:50 P

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When to wear HRM?
(question cross-posted)

I am trying to lose weight. I track what I eat so I can monitor my calories, fat, protein, carbs and fiber using a journal. I try to exercise everyday with my rest day being an active rest day like walking.
Anyway, I wear my heart rate monitor (HRM) during exercise and burn anywhere from 300 calories to 1000 calories (long runs). Some of the other people in my weight loss group wear their HRM all day.
I have been only tracking the calories I burn during actual exercise.

Should I wear mine all day? All day or for exercise only?


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