I believe that most people would say jumping rope is for play, not for exercise. After all, you jumped rope as a kid on the playground and you probably forgot about it entirely after fourth grade. And it certainly isn’t touted as a benefit of j... Read more
Ever notice how you can’t spell "workout" without the word "work?" Most of us view work as something we have to do, not necessarily something that we want to do. It's the opposite of leisure and the killer of fun. We all... Read more
Life is busy for most of us, and finding time for a workout can be challenging. When you do find that time, you want to make sure you're getting the most ''bang for your buck,'' meaning you're being as efficient as possible wi... Read more
You all probably know how great aerobic activity is for your heart, body and mind. After all, regular cardio exercise has been shown to reduce body fat, decrease total cholesterol, boost mood, lower resting heart rate, and improve heart and lung func... Read more
Everyone wants to do more in less time. Just imagine how much you could get done if you had an extra hour or two a day! That may be a fantasy, but boosting the caloric burn—without spending more time in the gym—isn't. Use these smart... Read more
I bought a bluetooth HRM (chest strap only, connects to an app on my phone) and after 2 months it's died. I'd love to find a GOOD quality HRM, but, as a teacher, funds are rather limited. So... anyone have suggestions? I really liked not having to... Read more
You would have to either use a heart rate monitor to get the calories burned amount for that or select an exercise closest to what you did (may need to break it up into two parts for the high intensity/not as high intensity levels.
Coach Denise... Read more
I hope someone can help me out. I am wondering what my target heart rate should be when I am exercising whilst taking beta blockers? I have been prescribed beta blockers for an arythemia and high blood pressure.
When I measure my heart... Read more
Anyone else find their heart rate gets way up there even when not exercising hard? Find mine easily at 180 with slight exertion and up to 200 with hills. Just getting back into exercising but even when was dedicated and more fit had same issue.... Read more
I know you are busy (that's the number one excuse I hear from people who aren't exercising regularly), but everyone's got at least 10 minutes to spare at some point during the day! And, even if you are managing several longer workouts eac... Read more
Even if you're not planning to take a full-fledged vacation this year, travel is a necessity for most of us, whether for work, weddings, or weekend trips to visit family and friends. And since you're pursuing a healthy lifestyle, you know that fitnes... Read more
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