The modern world seems to be designed to increase stress and I’m starting to wonder if worrying will soon be an Olympic sport. You may have your own ways of coping with stress. Problem is, research says they probably don’t work.
If you want to get a fitness tracker, you have to decide is if you want one that's compatible with a heart-rate monitor. Learning your heart-rate patterns, both during a workout and during daily activity, can show you a lot about your health.
Athletes beware - endurance training may make it more likely that you will need a pacemaker, scientists believe. This may explain why elite athletes have low resting heart rates and more risk of heart rhythm disturbances, they told Nature Communications.
More and more devices over the last 1-2 years have begun to include the ability to record your heart rate (HR) data around the clock. No longer are you limited to just workout HR data, but now you can get it while you eat, sleep and work (and practice Valentine’s Day).
The next time you’re at the beach your body will undergo the most profound transformation you can naturally experience. This is not a psychic prophecy; I don’t have precognition. The transformation I am describing will be physical, and it will be real.
Do you even know the best ways to use your fancy heart rate monitor? Every runner knows how to turn it on and watch their heart rate climb during a workout. That’s easy!
The Core Bluetooth framework lets your iOS and Mac apps communicate with Bluetooth low energy devices (Bluetooth LE for short). Bluetooth LE devices include heart rate monitors, digital thermostats, and more. The Core Bluetooth framework is an abstraction of the Bluetooth 4.
Strapping on a good heart rate monitor is an easy way to supercharge your running or training. It not only makes your stats more accurate, but it also enables you to start heart rate training in specific zones, which can make your regime more efficient.
Think back to the last time you experienced a high amount of psychological stress. For example, after you were in a fender bender or before you had to give a big speech in front of hundreds of people. How was your thinking? A bit scattered?
You may think that training is just for athletes. I absolutely believe that with few exceptions everyone can train to create change which leads to a good healthy life. Exercise is as different for everyone as change is different.
If there’s one accessory in particular that’ll get your fitness game on fleek, it’s the heart rate monitor. Not to knock colorful headbands and punny tank tops (because we’re all for a little fitness flair!), but these gadgets go beyond the cosmetic and may help your overall fitness.
The key questions were: (a) how would the runners respond to increased volume compared to intensity, and (b) could they use any baseline data to predict which individuals would benefit most from which type of training? The outcome measured was treadmill speed at the point of exhaustion during a p
A heart-rate monitor is the most important tool for developing optimal endurance and better fat-burning. This simple device is a valuable tool that not only guides your training but is part of an important assessment process, and can even be used in some competitive situations.
Heart rate is the most widely used metric for tracking intensity, yet it is the most commonly misunderstood. This is especially true when it comes to threshold heart rate.
A heart rate monitor can help to ensure that you don’t work too hard – or take it too easy! – in training sessions. Depending on the session, your target heart rate will be anywhere between 60 and 95% of your maximum. To know your target heart rate though, you’ll need to know your maximum.
If you train by heart rate (or use a gadget that does), your workout depends on one critical number that, for most of us, is probably inaccurate: Your maximum heart rate.
For those who train with heart rate monitors often, you probably know all too well know the tell-tale sign that your little device is lying to you about your heart rate. It starts off fairly innocently with a gentle rise in heart rate (HR).
If you've read EricCressey.com for any length of time, you're surely aware that I'm not a fan of distance running for pitchers.
One way of monitoring physical activity intensity is to determine whether a person's pulse or heart rate is within the target zone during physical activity. For moderate-intensity physical activity, a person's target heart rate should be 50 to 70% of his or her maximum heart rate.
In the last post, we've seen an overview of what HRV is and how it is computed. As an example, I showed a minute of ECG data from which RR intervals were extracted. Once we got RR intervals, we could proceed to feature extraction by analyzing RR intervals in the time and frequency domains.
Fitbit’s big smartwatch announcement is, it seems, still a ways off. But the company’s got a pair of announcements this week, including an update to its popular Alta tracker and changes to the way it gathers sleep tracking.
Bad eating habits, fast-paced daily routines, stress, and a lack of exercise all contribute today’s rising rates of obesity.
The Mio Alpha unit may represent the longest I’ve ever actually tested something before writing a review. I initially got the chance to use a unit back in July for a quick test run as they were in the midst of their Kickstarter campaign.
People are always looking for that one biomarker to rule them all, the number on a paper that absolutely determines your health, longevity, fitness level, sex appeal, happiness, and productivity.
If you’ve never tried training with a heart rate monitor, I can’t really blame you. First you’ve got to do some math to figure out your training zones.
Becoming a Better Animal: How to Effectively Use Your Heart Rate Monitor. So you’ve just finished running 40 blissful minutes. Still dripping sweat, you slog through the house towards the den while removing your brand new heart rate monitor chest strap.