Measuring Health With A Heart Rate Monitor

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When it comes to judging your overall health, one of the best metrics you can use is your resting heart rate. People who have healthy bodies and are used to putting their bodies under stress through exercise tend to have lower resting heart rates than the kinds of people who sit on the couch and eating potato chips all day. The main advantage that you get from a lower resting heart rate is the fact that your body will be under much less stress when you have a lower resting heart rate.

The heart rate training tips and tools at can be extremely useful when it comes to improving your current resting heart rate, but it can take quite a bit of type to reach the goals that you set for yourself in the beginning stages of your new exercise routine. Exercise plays a key role in lowering your resting heart rate, so it makes sense to get a heart rate monitor that will allow you to track your exercise progress alongside your heart rate over a long period of time. For example, you may want to be able to track your mile time when you are going for jogs on a regular basis to lower your resting heart rate. Some heart rate monitors will actually allow you to import your exercise data into a computer, and these are usually some of the best tools that you can use to track your fitness progress over a long period of time.

Though I must admit I’m not consistent in my use of a heart rate monitor I do use them especially when I know I’m going to be doing something new and strenuous.  In addition to listening to my own body’s signals having a monitor that puts a number and percentage of intensity to your workout can help you figure out if you are working optimally for your goals.

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