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
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
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
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
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
It really helped me see how the rate of overweight and obesity has risen in the US. Eating out & getting these portions-u overeat so easily & get distorted ideas of the right size. It's helping me.... Read more
Do heart rate wrist monitors (like a fitbit charge HR) reflect a calories burned count similar to what the fitness trackers on SP estimate for exercises? I want to buy one but hesitate because they are expensive and I first want to know it's accurate... Read more
I am in love with my Fitbit Charge HR! It tracks heart rate (which makesit more accurate for calories) sleep, calories in vs. calories out, distance, etc., & I love it. It is so motivating and fun. You can even earn badges and compete against others.... Read more
Was it monitoring your heart the whole time? If not, then that wouldn't be as accurate as a heart rate monitor that constantly monitors your heart rate. If you used the part of the treadmill to place your hands on it to monitor your heart rate, that... Read more
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
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
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
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
First off I have to say I'm thankful for Sparkpeople and all the tools that are provided to help me along this journey. However, today I realized some numbers with Sparkpeople just don't add up. I noticed this when I wore my heart rate monitor at the... Read more
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