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Heart Rate Monitor Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Heart Rate Monitor.

Listen to Your Heart Rate Monitor

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

Using the ''Talk Test'' as a Measure for Exercise Intensity

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

Busting the Top 4 Cardio Machine Myths

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

Getting on the Treadmill

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

4 Signs It's Time to Change Your Workout Routine

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

Heart Rate Monitor Recommendations
Updated 4/10/2014 4:12:43 PM

Hello Sparkers!! I currently own a Spark Activity Tracker (which I LOVE!!), but I was looking into purchasing a HRM to wear as well. I am open to any and all recommendations that any of you may have. I have looked into the Polar watches that come wit...  Read more

Diet soft drinks associated with heart disease
Updated 3/31/2014 8:00:29 PM

This finding was from the Women's Health Initiative and so this covers women only, the average age being 62 or 63 years old (but with NO prior cardiac problems). The sample size was very large, too (60,000+) www.independent.co.uk/life-style/hea...  Read more

Need advice on target heart rate vs RPE
Updated 3/20/2014 11:38:07 AM

I've recently started exercising again after a bit of a break. Cardio has never come easily to me but I have been enjoying what little running I can do (I am working on C25K currently) and I feel so good after, and frequently during, my sessions. ...  Read more

Keep your hearts on the front page
Updated 3/14/2014 6:06:40 AM

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VERY high active heart rate after just 3minutes
Updated 3/12/2014 8:24:54 PM

I did a fitness test on one of my Kinect games and at the end they have you check your heart rate for 10 seconds. It was the basic fitness test of 1 min of sit ups, 1 min of push ups, and 1 him of jumping jacks. When I checked my heart rate after the...  Read more

Heart Rate Monitors are Saviors!

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

Target heart rate monitors rule!!

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

Trying to get Pregnant

I have fought in my mind and my heart about being fearful of losing another child. There is light. This is an open minded, loving, and free place to explore and ask questions....  Read more

dailySpark Holiday Giveaway Week 3: Listen to Your Heart

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

You Asked: 'Does a Heart Rate Monitor Accurately Measure Calories Burned during Strength Training?

A heart rate monitor (HRM) is capable of estimating calorie burn pretty accurately—but only for aerobic (cardio) exercise, not for strength training. Here's why:A HRM won't give you an accurate idea of how many calories you bu...  Read more

Day 33 - P90XD19 - heart rate monitor

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

Heart Rate Monitor

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