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Heart Rate Monitor Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Heart Rate Monitor.

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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 question?
Updated 11/23/2014 6:11:01 PM

HI I am wondering when a person works out and gets their heart rate pretty high like over 180 is this a safe thing? or not? and thank you in advance...  Read more

Cool Tool--Harvard Healthy Heart Calculator
Updated 11/18/2014 1:23:03 PM

This tool asks questions about exercise and eating habits and gives you a picture of your cardiovascular risk. It also gives some helpful, detailed feedback about how to improve your diet and fitness. Here's the link: https://healthy...  Read more

Basal Metabolic Rate and this page has more info t
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Basal Metabolic Rate and this page has more info that you may find helpful: http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitnes
s_articles.asp?id=385. Coach Denise...  Read more

Your BMR (base metabolic rate) is based on your cu
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Your BMR (base metabolic rate) is based on your current weight and activity level not counting exercise. If you sit in a desk all day (like me), you'd be "sedentary". Fitbit will calculate your "activity burn" based on weight and movement....  Read more

Can anyone compare a few fitness monitors for me,
Updated 11/27/2014 12:09:40 AM

Can anyone compare a few fitness monitors for me, especially the Spark version. I love that it flashes bright lights, but is it accurate? I want something lighter than carrying my phone to count steps, and I love technology. :) Thanks!...  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

'Can I Measure Calories Burned during Strength Training with a Heart Rate Monitor?'

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

Ode to My Treadmill and My Heart Rate Monitor

Iím in love with my Treadmill, And my Treadmillís mad about me. Iím in love with my Heart Rate Monitor And my Heart Rate Monitorís mad about me. The Treadmill makes me stronger, While the Heart Rate Monitor makes me safer. The Heart...  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