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Time Is A Commodity, For Most Of Us, It’s In Short Supply!

So with Thanksgiving behind us, and Christmas just a few days away. You know that the New Year's rapidly approaching, so just what are your plans to get on board with, or increase your current fitness levels with that rapidly shrinking available time-frame that makes up your day? And of that time, how much is there available to you to work out or increase your activity levels?

We all know that with the dropping of that ball on New Year’s Eve, the resolutions are sometimes forgotten just as fast as the fog begins to clear in the morning after those toasts wear off. After all, there are going to be quite a few people, as there is every year, who turn their minds and their saggy bodies to adopting a fitness program that will hopefully stick with them throughout the year, and give them the results they are looking for.

But fitness trainers agree that concentrating on just one aspect of exercise simply won’t get you in the shape you want to be in as quick as you probably would like. It’s a fact that pounding the treadmill or lifting some weights, can’t do it all for you in the long run, so why not mix it up a bit?

Now we are NOT suggesting that you forgo the strength and running, jogging or even brisk walking and look at other fitness methods. On the contrary, we are recommending that you incorporate a bit of each to get the best return on your time investment!

You might just want to take another look at incorporating HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training) into your training arsenal. We all know that HIIT has been around for a while now, and one thing all the top trainers agree on is that it’s not going anywhere soon at all as far as helping a person get leaner and a better toned physical shape. One of the perks to adopting some or all of a HIIT program is that you’re getting your exercise in less time then cranking out those 5 miles on the road or in a gym, on a treadmill.

HIIT is a form of training that couples quick, intense bursts of exercise, followed by short, sometimes, moderately active, recovery periods.
One of the most significant reasons HIIT has gained a huge amount of popularity it that as people have less time, they are looking for ways to exercise more effectively. Remember the topic of this post, Time is a precious commodity?

Research has shown that people today have less time available to them, even less if they are looking to work in a time slot for personal improvement like exercise. So people are looking for the best way to utilize their time, and that means the time they put aside for exercising as well. After all, who has that extra time to rack up 5 miles at a good pace on a road or in a gym? Remember, 5 miles just about equates out to those 10,000 steps that have been the goal of many active people over the last 2-3 years.

While HIIT is not the only training method it's one that the people are trying to fit into their daily life and trying to get some benefit from it. It's a fact that using the HIIT technique gets your metabolism moving faster, which means your still burning calories after you've stopped your exercise, or scaled it back to a slower, resting activity, geared to get your heart back to its normal rhythm.

Now there are many beginner HIIT routines available out there, you just need to find the one that best fits your current physical body type at this point. But we cannot STRESS enough that before beginning or augmenting an existing exercise regimen, you should consult with your physician to make sure the additional stress you will be subjecting your body to will cause you no harm, other than increasing your body’s core stamina.

Another way to maximize your time as you go about trying to get the most out of your exercise schedule is to do it with others. Yep, again, it’s been proven time and again that most people do better when they work out in a group setting. It has a lot to do with our basic core characteristic makeup of wanting to compete. It’s also a good way to hold yourself accountable for maintaining your exercise commitment. After all, if you’re a no-show at a group exercise class, it’s probably going to bother you some the next time you go to that class. Now no one likes to be labeled as a slacker, right? That is where working out in a group comes into play as it helps you maintain your exercise regimen, besides the competition aura of wanting to be better than the person next to you, is also a big motivator. And while all this is happening, you’re going to end up doing more in a shorter amount of time then if you were going it alone.

Wearable Trackers are the next thing that you want to be looking at in order to not only get the best bang out of your workout routines but also to help you stay on course with an aggressive time goal to carry them out in.

Garmin, Fitbit’s, and Polar’s are names you have come associated with exercise monitoring offer a wide variety of regular trackers or those with wrist-based heart rate monitors. These are probably the best sort of accountability tools you can get for yourself! They can provide you with accurate data on just how well your body is performing on each aspect of your training. From HIIT, to Running, Jogging, Reg. Cardio or Strength Training, they can monitor your vitals and make that data available to you or to also any group environment you select to offer it to. Those activity monitors with a heart rate monitor function can help you by letting you push yourself to the limit while providing you with the correct data, so you won’t go just that little bit too far.

Recent studies have shown that exercising regularly still won’t mitigate the potentially lethal effects of a sedentary lifestyle. It turns out that wearable’s, which reward users for non-exercise activity and the recommended 10,000 steps per day are fostering competition across workplaces, social groups, and homes. More importantly, they're getting people out of their seats and helping to shatter the culture of the sedentary workplace.

A great fitness tracker that can go across platform exercises is the Garmin Vivoactive HR Strapless Heart Rate SmartWatch  With our busy lives, we need a fitness tool that can help us accomplish our goals faster while enabling us to track our progress as we strive to get fit and healthy. This Vivoactive HR smart watch is loaded with features which will help you monitor and track your progress and help you take it to the next level.

So what’s it gonna be? Are you just going to plug away at jogging on that treadmill or are you going to mix it up with a varied exercise routine at a higher intensity rate and push your body to new limits, to get those results you’re looking for a bit faster?

After all, besides making sure you get your exercise time, squeezed in, you may actually have some extra time for say, socializing instead of hitting the hay a bit early? Which would you choose?

 

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So with Thanksgiving behind us, and Christmas just a few days away. You know that the New Year's rapidly approaching, so just what are your plans to get on board with, or increase your current fitness levels with that rapidly shrinking available time-frame that makes up your day? And of that time, how much is there available to you to work out or increase your activity levels?

We all know that with the dropping of that ball on New Year’s Eve, the resolutions are sometimes forgotten just as fast as the fog begins to clear in the morning after those toasts wear off. After all, there are going to be quite a few people, as there is every year, who turn their minds and their saggy bodies to adopting a fitness program that will hopefully stick with them throughout the year, and give them the results they are looking for.

But fitness trainers agree that concentrating on just one aspect of exercise simply won’t get you in the shape you want to be in as quick as you probably would like. It’s a fact that pounding the treadmill or lifting some weights, can’t do it all for you in the long run, so why not mix it up a bit?

Now we are NOT suggesting that you forgo the strength and running, jogging or even brisk walking and look at other fitness methods. On the contrary, we are recommending that you incorporate a bit of each to get the best return on your time investment!

You might just want to take another look at incorporating HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training) into your training arsenal. We all know that HIIT has been around for a while now, and one thing all the top trainers agree on is that it’s not going anywhere soon at all as far as helping a person get leaner and a better toned physical shape. One of the perks to adopting some or all of a HIIT program is that you’re getting your exercise in less time then cranking out those 5 miles on the road or in a gym, on a treadmill.

HIIT is a form of training that couples quick, intense bursts of exercise, followed by short, sometimes, moderately active, recovery periods.
One of the most significant reasons HIIT has gained a huge amount of popularity it that as people have less time, they are looking for ways to exercise more effectively. Remember the topic of this post, Time is a precious commodity?

Research has shown that people today have less time available to them, even less if they are looking to work in a time slot for personal improvement like exercise. So people are looking for the best way to utilize their time, and that means the time they put aside for exercising as well. After all, who has that extra time to rack up 5 miles at a good pace on a road or in a gym? Remember, 5 miles just about equates out to those 10,000 steps that have been the goal of many active people over the last 2-3 years.

While HIIT is not the only training method it's one that the people are trying to fit into their daily life and trying to get some benefit from it. It's a fact that using the HIIT technique gets your metabolism moving faster, which means your still burning calories after you've stopped your exercise, or scaled it back to a slower, resting activity, geared to get your heart back to its normal rhythm.

Now there are many beginner HIIT routines available out there, you just need to find the one that best fits your current physical body type at this point. But we cannot STRESS enough that before beginning or augmenting an existing exercise regimen, you should consult with your physician to make sure the additional stress you will be subjecting your body to will cause you no harm, other than increasing your body’s core stamina.

Another way to maximize your time as you go about trying to get the most out of your exercise schedule is to do it with others. Yep, again, it’s been proven time and again that most people do better when they work out in a group setting. It has a lot to do with our basic core characteristic makeup of wanting to compete. It’s also a good way to hold yourself accountable for maintaining your exercise commitment. After all, if you’re a no-show at a group exercise class, it’s probably going to bother you some the next time you go to that class. Now no one likes to be labeled as a slacker, right? That is where working out in a group comes into play as it helps you maintain your exercise regimen, besides the competition aura of wanting to be better than the person next to you, is also a big motivator. And while all this is happening, you’re going to end up doing more in a shorter amount of time then if you were going it alone.

Wearable Trackers are the next thing that you want to be looking at in order to not only get the best bang out of your workout routines but also to help you stay on course with an aggressive time goal to carry them out in.

Garmin, Fitbit’s, and Polar’s are names you have come associated with exercise monitoring offer a wide variety of regular trackers or those with wrist-based heart rate monitors. These are probably the best sort of accountability tools you can get for yourself! They can provide you with accurate data on just how well your body is performing on each aspect of your training. From HIIT, to Running, Jogging, Reg. Cardio or Strength Training, they can monitor your vitals and make that data available to you or to also any group environment you select to offer it to. Those activity monitors with a heart rate monitor function can help you by letting you push yourself to the limit while providing you with the correct data, so you won’t go just that little bit too far.

Recent studies have shown that exercising regularly still won’t mitigate the potentially lethal effects of a sedentary lifestyle. It turns out that wearable’s, which reward users for non-exercise activity and the recommended 10,000 steps per day are fostering competition across workplaces, social groups, and homes. More importantly, they're getting people out of their seats and helping to shatter the culture of the sedentary workplace.

A great fitness tracker that can go across platform exercises is the Garmin Vivoactive HR Strapless Heart Rate SmartWatch  With our busy lives, we need a fitness tool that can help us accomplish our goals faster while enabling us to track our progress as we strive to get fit and healthy. This Vivoactive HR smart watch is loaded with features which will help you monitor and track your progress and help you take it to the next level.

So what’s it gonna be? Are you just going to plug away at jogging on that treadmill or are you going to mix it up with a varied exercise routine at a higher intensity rate and push your body to new limits, to get those results you’re looking for a bit faster?

After all, besides making sure you get your exercise time, squeezed in, you may actually have some extra time for say, socializing instead of hitting the hay a bit early? Which would you choose?

 

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Diabetes And Fitness,,, Can I? Yes, You Can…. And YOU Should

It’s a fact! Americans are becoming more and more overweight and the health industry is playing catchup in trying to administer to this seemingly pandemic situation. Based on a report from the CDC back in August of this year.

Currently, 9 percent of Americans are diagnosed with some form of diabetes. That number is expected to rise to 33 percent by the year 2050. With Type 2, the most common form of the disease, either the pancreas doesn’t produce enough insulin or the body is resistant to properly using insulin to turn food into energy.

More than 1.2 million American adults and “Children” suffer from Type #1 diabetes. This is an alarming number when you realize that Type 1 or insulin-dependent diabetes, is the more severe form. It’s sometimes called “juvenile” diabetes, because type 1 diabetes usually develops in children and teenagers, though it can develop at any age. Those with Type 1 diabetes usually need to take insulin every day based on a measured amount to help balance the glucose levels in the body. But it is not always easy to determine just how much insulin you need to take.

There are roughly about 26 million people in the United States with Type 2 diabetes. With another 86 million diagnosed as having “Pre-Diabetes” These people’s blood sugar is measurably high, but not high enough to be classified as having Type 2 diabetes, not yet but they are on their way.

So just what can you do if your one of those who has type 1 or 2, or pre-diabetes? Doctors, specialists, and nutritionist all agree that changing up your diet to a more healthy balance of good fats, carbs, and proteins can help you to cope with your condition. But they all agree that a lifestyle change of adding exercise to your daily routines can help not only lower your AC1 counts but in some cases, if the persons really work at it, can not only bring their levels under control, they can possibly get their levels back to a normal state.

So what types of exercise is needed to help you put up a fight against your diabetes?
Two types of physical activity are most important for managing diabetes: Aerobic exercise and Strength training.

Below are some examples of aerobic activities:
Brisk walking (outside or inside on a treadmill)
Bicycling/Stationary cycling indoors
Dancing
Low-impact aerobics
Swimming or water aerobics
Playing tennis
Stair climbing
Jogging/Running
Hiking
Rowing
Ice-skating or roller-skating
Cross-country skiing

As you can see, the above-recommended exercises can be done by anyone, anywhere you live. Just choose a combination of one or two and really work at getting physical with it. Now any health coach or trainer will tell you that you need to set goals for yourself. These goals need to be realistic right at the beginning or you’re going to set yourself up for failure.

Now in setting about getting yourself fit so you can help get your body in the shape, it was meant to be from a young age, you need to be able to track your progress. This can be done in many ways but with all the technology available now, the advantages of having a fitness tracker with you at all times for most people is the way to go. This way, you can track your daily activities and see where you’re lacking and when you are exercising, it can tell you how well you’re doing, or if you’re Not doing enough.

Your health and working to get or keep your diabetes in check is nothing to take lightly! That is why you need to monitor your blood sugar levels (depending on how high your A1C is), your blood pressure and even your heart rate. So you need to have accurate information on just how you are doing each day. Anyone who needs to keep focused on how they are doing blood pressure wise can get a good accurate reading by using the Omron BP652N Automatic Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor  Remember, one in 3 adults in America suffer from high blood pressure and the Omron 652N can give you a proper reading, RIGHT FROM YOUR WRIST! To give you an accurate picture of your hearts health.

Now in order to keep both you’re heart and your body performing the way you need it to you need to keep track of your progress. A good activity watch can provide you with this information at a glance. One that we like specifically is the Garmin Forerunner 735XT GPS . This type of activity tracker can act as your “Wellness Coach” from the start of your new lifestyle initiative from its beginning and through its duration. In fact, it will assist you from workout till workday. This just might be the only tracker you will ever need to keep you on track for the rest of your life. It can track everything from the steps you take each day, to the calories your burning and that information along with much more can be transferred to an online community called ‘Garmin Connect” This is a built-in app that analyses the synced data and gives you insights on how to perform better in your physical activities than yesterday. If you’re not meeting your step goals, Garmin Connect will motivate you to break those milestones. The worst thing that can happen in any exercise program is to become complacent in your routines. The reason being, your body will adapt to the pace, and course you take and you will find yourself not exerting yourself as much, thus not getting the benefits of a more vigorous exercise program. Even though you’re putting the time and effort into it.

Consult with your Physician!!!
We really cannot stress this enough! People with diabetes often have underlying symptoms that go hand in hand with your blood sugar being out of whack. Checking with your doctor before you begin any exercise that’s beyond your normal, daily activities is especially crucial for people who have heart or kidney disease, along with diabetes. When working out, don’t overexert yourself. You should be able to carry on a conversation without being short of breath. A heart rate monitor, while it estimates your lactate threshold, recovery advisor, and VO2 max estimate. So you see, it monitors you every step of the way to better health and can help you keep track of your level of exertion. Remember that is why we recommended the Garmin Forerunner 735XT GPS !

Neuropathy: Pain, tingling or numbness in your extremities (hands, feet, fingers). Diabetes can reduce the amount of oxygen carried to blood vessels, which may cause nerve signals to slow, to halt, or to fire at the wrong times. More than half of the people who have diabetes have some form of this abnormal nerve behavior, or neuropathy, which can cause symptoms such as numbness in the extremities, shooting pains, and dizziness. In addition to peripheral neuropathy, which affects hands and feet, people with diabetes may also experience autonomic neuropathy, which affects the nerves to the heart and other organs.

After your exercise, do a visual check of your body parts that experience neuropathy. Use a small mirror to check your extremities, looking between your toes and at the bottoms of your feet. Also, keep lotion handy to make sure your skin doesn’t get dry after exercise. If you experience autonomic neuropathy, avoid exercising in hot locations, closely monitor your heart rate, and rest if you feel light-headed or short of breath. This is nothing to take lightly, failing to be aware of your symptoms caused by your diabetes can sometimes lead to festering wounds that can even lead to gangrene and amputation.

So you see, diabetes is nothing to take lightly, but with being active, exercising regularly and increasing your exercise routines, whether it be increasing your distance or just picking up your pace as you go up and down hills can help you to lose weight, which in the long run will help to get your body’s functions working the way they were meant to. The key is monitoring yourself on a consistent basis. If you follow these steps above, work at it, and keep a log/journal of your daily activities and progress, you can get your A1C levels down to a manageable level.

It’s important to have your regular checks with your doctor who will probably have you going for routine blood tests but if you maintain your exercise plans and eat a nutritious combination of foods you can keep your diabetes and your blood pressure in check while getting in the best shape of your life.

Hope this information helps you to help yourself.
We are here for you if you need any additional advice or support. The crew here at HeartRateMonitorsUSA.com are always here for YOU!!

Read more

It’s a fact! Americans are becoming more and more overweight and the health industry is playing catchup in trying to administer to this seemingly pandemic situation. Based on a report from the CDC back in August of this year.

Currently, 9 percent of Americans are diagnosed with some form of diabetes. That number is expected to rise to 33 percent by the year 2050. With Type 2, the most common form of the disease, either the pancreas doesn’t produce enough insulin or the body is resistant to properly using insulin to turn food into energy.

More than 1.2 million American adults and “Children” suffer from Type #1 diabetes. This is an alarming number when you realize that Type 1 or insulin-dependent diabetes, is the more severe form. It’s sometimes called “juvenile” diabetes, because type 1 diabetes usually develops in children and teenagers, though it can develop at any age. Those with Type 1 diabetes usually need to take insulin every day based on a measured amount to help balance the glucose levels in the body. But it is not always easy to determine just how much insulin you need to take.

There are roughly about 26 million people in the United States with Type 2 diabetes. With another 86 million diagnosed as having “Pre-Diabetes” These people’s blood sugar is measurably high, but not high enough to be classified as having Type 2 diabetes, not yet but they are on their way.

So just what can you do if your one of those who has type 1 or 2, or pre-diabetes? Doctors, specialists, and nutritionist all agree that changing up your diet to a more healthy balance of good fats, carbs, and proteins can help you to cope with your condition. But they all agree that a lifestyle change of adding exercise to your daily routines can help not only lower your AC1 counts but in some cases, if the persons really work at it, can not only bring their levels under control, they can possibly get their levels back to a normal state.

So what types of exercise is needed to help you put up a fight against your diabetes?
Two types of physical activity are most important for managing diabetes: Aerobic exercise and Strength training.

Below are some examples of aerobic activities:
Brisk walking (outside or inside on a treadmill)
Bicycling/Stationary cycling indoors
Dancing
Low-impact aerobics
Swimming or water aerobics
Playing tennis
Stair climbing
Jogging/Running
Hiking
Rowing
Ice-skating or roller-skating
Cross-country skiing

As you can see, the above-recommended exercises can be done by anyone, anywhere you live. Just choose a combination of one or two and really work at getting physical with it. Now any health coach or trainer will tell you that you need to set goals for yourself. These goals need to be realistic right at the beginning or you’re going to set yourself up for failure.

Now in setting about getting yourself fit so you can help get your body in the shape, it was meant to be from a young age, you need to be able to track your progress. This can be done in many ways but with all the technology available now, the advantages of having a fitness tracker with you at all times for most people is the way to go. This way, you can track your daily activities and see where you’re lacking and when you are exercising, it can tell you how well you’re doing, or if you’re Not doing enough.

Your health and working to get or keep your diabetes in check is nothing to take lightly! That is why you need to monitor your blood sugar levels (depending on how high your A1C is), your blood pressure and even your heart rate. So you need to have accurate information on just how you are doing each day. Anyone who needs to keep focused on how they are doing blood pressure wise can get a good accurate reading by using the Omron BP652N Automatic Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor  Remember, one in 3 adults in America suffer from high blood pressure and the Omron 652N can give you a proper reading, RIGHT FROM YOUR WRIST! To give you an accurate picture of your hearts health.

Now in order to keep both you’re heart and your body performing the way you need it to you need to keep track of your progress. A good activity watch can provide you with this information at a glance. One that we like specifically is the Garmin Forerunner 735XT GPS . This type of activity tracker can act as your “Wellness Coach” from the start of your new lifestyle initiative from its beginning and through its duration. In fact, it will assist you from workout till workday. This just might be the only tracker you will ever need to keep you on track for the rest of your life. It can track everything from the steps you take each day, to the calories your burning and that information along with much more can be transferred to an online community called ‘Garmin Connect” This is a built-in app that analyses the synced data and gives you insights on how to perform better in your physical activities than yesterday. If you’re not meeting your step goals, Garmin Connect will motivate you to break those milestones. The worst thing that can happen in any exercise program is to become complacent in your routines. The reason being, your body will adapt to the pace, and course you take and you will find yourself not exerting yourself as much, thus not getting the benefits of a more vigorous exercise program. Even though you’re putting the time and effort into it.

Consult with your Physician!!!
We really cannot stress this enough! People with diabetes often have underlying symptoms that go hand in hand with your blood sugar being out of whack. Checking with your doctor before you begin any exercise that’s beyond your normal, daily activities is especially crucial for people who have heart or kidney disease, along with diabetes. When working out, don’t overexert yourself. You should be able to carry on a conversation without being short of breath. A heart rate monitor, while it estimates your lactate threshold, recovery advisor, and VO2 max estimate. So you see, it monitors you every step of the way to better health and can help you keep track of your level of exertion. Remember that is why we recommended the Garmin Forerunner 735XT GPS !

Neuropathy: Pain, tingling or numbness in your extremities (hands, feet, fingers). Diabetes can reduce the amount of oxygen carried to blood vessels, which may cause nerve signals to slow, to halt, or to fire at the wrong times. More than half of the people who have diabetes have some form of this abnormal nerve behavior, or neuropathy, which can cause symptoms such as numbness in the extremities, shooting pains, and dizziness. In addition to peripheral neuropathy, which affects hands and feet, people with diabetes may also experience autonomic neuropathy, which affects the nerves to the heart and other organs.

After your exercise, do a visual check of your body parts that experience neuropathy. Use a small mirror to check your extremities, looking between your toes and at the bottoms of your feet. Also, keep lotion handy to make sure your skin doesn’t get dry after exercise. If you experience autonomic neuropathy, avoid exercising in hot locations, closely monitor your heart rate, and rest if you feel light-headed or short of breath. This is nothing to take lightly, failing to be aware of your symptoms caused by your diabetes can sometimes lead to festering wounds that can even lead to gangrene and amputation.

So you see, diabetes is nothing to take lightly, but with being active, exercising regularly and increasing your exercise routines, whether it be increasing your distance or just picking up your pace as you go up and down hills can help you to lose weight, which in the long run will help to get your body’s functions working the way they were meant to. The key is monitoring yourself on a consistent basis. If you follow these steps above, work at it, and keep a log/journal of your daily activities and progress, you can get your A1C levels down to a manageable level.

It’s important to have your regular checks with your doctor who will probably have you going for routine blood tests but if you maintain your exercise plans and eat a nutritious combination of foods you can keep your diabetes and your blood pressure in check while getting in the best shape of your life.

Hope this information helps you to help yourself.
We are here for you if you need any additional advice or support. The crew here at HeartRateMonitorsUSA.com are always here for YOU!!

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Move From Inside The Gym To The Outdoors For A Fall Workout!

Ok, it’s now Mid - October, and the seasons are starting to change over to Fall, and Winter is not too far away, in fact, it was just earlier this week that they had snow in Denver, Colorado.

If you had trouble getting up in the morning when the sun started peeking through your window for your morning workout, just think how much harder it’s going to be when the moon is still shining brightly at 5 am?

Well, for me, I enjoy this time of year, and yes that means getting outdoors with the stars and moon shining down on me. At this time of the morning, things are quiet and the animal life starts to move around if you listen you can hear them moving around you if you happen to live in a rural area. There is a hint here, besides your light-gear of choice, it’s not a bad idea to take along a walking stick with you just to have something with you to help you make some noise if some of the larger animals or even a skunk crosses your path.

And if you’re a city girl or boy, the street sounds this time of day are all their own as well. You may be friends with the paper route delivery people as they drop off their stacks of papers to be bundled up and delivered. Or the local vendors as they get ready to open up their shops to start another day. You might even be a patron of the local coffee shop and stop in after you’ve had your morning run through the streets.

Now we have written before how quite a few studies have shown that exercising in the morning can set you up for a more productive day, both at work and at home, if you’re a mom or stay at home dad. Getting up and moving can get those endorphins streaming through your system to give you that happy feeling as you go about the start of your day.

So, getting back to where we started with the Fall season now upon us, the hot summer sun is fading into a memory as the cool, crisp air of autumn air envelopes us as we go about our daily activities. So, why are you working out in the gym, and breathing in that work out atmosphere, (we really mean odors), when you can be ingesting a fresher, cleaner breath of air outside?

Sure, there is a time and place to use a gym, especially if you’re using the facilities to get in some weight training to up your game, but you still can’t beat the great outdoors to get your blood pumping as you go through some cardio!

One thing you want to make sure you’re doing, no matter where you decide to work out, is to track your efforts and the progress your making. A great way to do that is with an Activity Tracker. There are many to choose from but we like the versatile Garmin Vivoactive Strapless Heart Rate SmartWatch, This watch will soon be your go-to buddy for everything you need from just keeping the time, to keeping track of where you are on the trails by using its state of the art GPS technology and that’s only part of it. With the new wrist-based heart rate monitoring capabilities that are built in you can now track just how well your performing no matter where you doing the straining and grunting 

And since it’s a “Multi-Function” smart watch, no matter what your engaged in this Fall as far as activities go, it will monitor and track all of your moves. From hiking, running, a stint on the golf links, to maybe even a fall or winter swim in that gym pool, or if you’re adventurous, a polar plunge, this watch has you covered!

And there’s nothing like a fall biking trip, and between the GPS that it comes with, and the ability to automatically connect your data, including your location to Garmin Connect, your friends and family will always know where you are.

So again, why are you still working out in a gym this time of year? When you have the ability to keep track of your progress with this great smartwatch from Garmin ? Your only problem is to decide what you’re going to do outside, and where you’re going to be doing it!

So what are you waiting for, go and get that Vivoactive Smartwatch from HeartRateMonitorsUSA.com and let’s see you take the “Fall Season” head on!

From the energetic staff here, at HeartRateMonitorsUSA.com

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Ok, it’s now Mid - October, and the seasons are starting to change over to Fall, and Winter is not too far away, in fact, it was just earlier this week that they had snow in Denver, Colorado.

If you had trouble getting up in the morning when the sun started peeking through your window for your morning workout, just think how much harder it’s going to be when the moon is still shining brightly at 5 am?

Well, for me, I enjoy this time of year, and yes that means getting outdoors with the stars and moon shining down on me. At this time of the morning, things are quiet and the animal life starts to move around if you listen you can hear them moving around you if you happen to live in a rural area. There is a hint here, besides your light-gear of choice, it’s not a bad idea to take along a walking stick with you just to have something with you to help you make some noise if some of the larger animals or even a skunk crosses your path.

And if you’re a city girl or boy, the street sounds this time of day are all their own as well. You may be friends with the paper route delivery people as they drop off their stacks of papers to be bundled up and delivered. Or the local vendors as they get ready to open up their shops to start another day. You might even be a patron of the local coffee shop and stop in after you’ve had your morning run through the streets.

Now we have written before how quite a few studies have shown that exercising in the morning can set you up for a more productive day, both at work and at home, if you’re a mom or stay at home dad. Getting up and moving can get those endorphins streaming through your system to give you that happy feeling as you go about the start of your day.

So, getting back to where we started with the Fall season now upon us, the hot summer sun is fading into a memory as the cool, crisp air of autumn air envelopes us as we go about our daily activities. So, why are you working out in the gym, and breathing in that work out atmosphere, (we really mean odors), when you can be ingesting a fresher, cleaner breath of air outside?

Sure, there is a time and place to use a gym, especially if you’re using the facilities to get in some weight training to up your game, but you still can’t beat the great outdoors to get your blood pumping as you go through some cardio!

One thing you want to make sure you’re doing, no matter where you decide to work out, is to track your efforts and the progress your making. A great way to do that is with an Activity Tracker. There are many to choose from but we like the versatile Garmin Vivoactive Strapless Heart Rate SmartWatch, This watch will soon be your go-to buddy for everything you need from just keeping the time, to keeping track of where you are on the trails by using its state of the art GPS technology and that’s only part of it. With the new wrist-based heart rate monitoring capabilities that are built in you can now track just how well your performing no matter where you doing the straining and grunting 

And since it’s a “Multi-Function” smart watch, no matter what your engaged in this Fall as far as activities go, it will monitor and track all of your moves. From hiking, running, a stint on the golf links, to maybe even a fall or winter swim in that gym pool, or if you’re adventurous, a polar plunge, this watch has you covered!

And there’s nothing like a fall biking trip, and between the GPS that it comes with, and the ability to automatically connect your data, including your location to Garmin Connect, your friends and family will always know where you are.

So again, why are you still working out in a gym this time of year? When you have the ability to keep track of your progress with this great smartwatch from Garmin ? Your only problem is to decide what you’re going to do outside, and where you’re going to be doing it!

So what are you waiting for, go and get that Vivoactive Smartwatch from HeartRateMonitorsUSA.com and let’s see you take the “Fall Season” head on!

From the energetic staff here, at HeartRateMonitorsUSA.com

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Time Sensitive: Saving Money!

While Monitoring Your Activity And Your Heart Rate With Fitbit

You're into either getting yourself in shape or keeping yourself there. And we congratulate you on the commitment you made to yourself and probably your family as well. After all, they want you around for many years to come right?

In keeping yourself moving and toning your body, if you’re a friend of both our online store, HeartRateMonitorsUSA.com and this blog, then you know we are all about getting America healthy! And we try to offer the latest and greatest in proven health-related products that will help you reach, maintain, and surpass your goals.

When we see a great offer we try to pass it along using as many resources as we can. This is why we are using this blog post to help you save some money while purchasing a great fitness product that can do all that we mentioned above.

It’s a Great deal on the Fitbit Alta Alta HR,  Using the "PurePulse" heart rate feature, in a slim, stylish wristband so you can better track your calorie burn, gauge exercise intensity, and see your resting heart rate trends. Then their’s the Regular Fitbit Alta

Both of these Activity Monitors will watch every step you take, all day long! While keeping track of the calories you're burning as you put yourself through your exercise routines and also your day to day lifestyle activities as well. And you know the term: “Big Brother is Watching You”? Well, so is your Alta from Fitbit, because it’s overseeing your sleep as well! All this data is available for you to process and use to fine-tune your daily regimen.

And if you end up sitting too long behind that desk during the day, don’t worry, the Alta will give you a friendly reminder to get up and stretch your legs for a bit. Maybe go and take the long way around to the water cooler, or visit the one on the floor above for a change.

But you can’t beat the technology that is provided by a reputable brand like Fitbit to offer these great products at a great price.

But the KEY point is this price is Only Good For this One Week. So you need to act now and follow the links above to get the product details on these great activity monitors and we will put the links below as well so that you can benefit by this great price offering from HeartRateMonitorsUSA.com

The Fitbit Alta HR: 
https://www.heartratemonitorsusa.com/products/fitbit-alta-with-heart-rate?variant=36880767558

Or

The Regular Fitbit Alta
https://www.heartratemonitorsusa.com/products/fitbit-alta?variant=32109479494

Remember, Fitbit is all about getting and keeping you active so why not take advantage of this great price incentive and give yourself a Pre-Holiday Gift, by getting one of the best activity monitors on the market at this price range, BUT, only for this Week!

And thinking of gifts, it’s not a bad idea to get one for your significant other too, and maybe put it away for a great “Stocking-Stuffer” surprise this year, if you can wait that long to give it to them.  

Helping you, help Yourself to stay fit, active and healthy. From the gang here at HeartRateMonitorsUSA.com

 

 

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While Monitoring Your Activity And Your Heart Rate With Fitbit

You're into either getting yourself in shape or keeping yourself there. And we congratulate you on the commitment you made to yourself and probably your family as well. After all, they want you around for many years to come right?

In keeping yourself moving and toning your body, if you’re a friend of both our online store, HeartRateMonitorsUSA.com and this blog, then you know we are all about getting America healthy! And we try to offer the latest and greatest in proven health-related products that will help you reach, maintain, and surpass your goals.

When we see a great offer we try to pass it along using as many resources as we can. This is why we are using this blog post to help you save some money while purchasing a great fitness product that can do all that we mentioned above.

It’s a Great deal on the Fitbit Alta Alta HR,  Using the "PurePulse" heart rate feature, in a slim, stylish wristband so you can better track your calorie burn, gauge exercise intensity, and see your resting heart rate trends. Then their’s the Regular Fitbit Alta

Both of these Activity Monitors will watch every step you take, all day long! While keeping track of the calories you're burning as you put yourself through your exercise routines and also your day to day lifestyle activities as well. And you know the term: “Big Brother is Watching You”? Well, so is your Alta from Fitbit, because it’s overseeing your sleep as well! All this data is available for you to process and use to fine-tune your daily regimen.

And if you end up sitting too long behind that desk during the day, don’t worry, the Alta will give you a friendly reminder to get up and stretch your legs for a bit. Maybe go and take the long way around to the water cooler, or visit the one on the floor above for a change.

But you can’t beat the technology that is provided by a reputable brand like Fitbit to offer these great products at a great price.

But the KEY point is this price is Only Good For this One Week. So you need to act now and follow the links above to get the product details on these great activity monitors and we will put the links below as well so that you can benefit by this great price offering from HeartRateMonitorsUSA.com

The Fitbit Alta HR: 
https://www.heartratemonitorsusa.com/products/fitbit-alta-with-heart-rate?variant=36880767558

Or

The Regular Fitbit Alta
https://www.heartratemonitorsusa.com/products/fitbit-alta?variant=32109479494

Remember, Fitbit is all about getting and keeping you active so why not take advantage of this great price incentive and give yourself a Pre-Holiday Gift, by getting one of the best activity monitors on the market at this price range, BUT, only for this Week!

And thinking of gifts, it’s not a bad idea to get one for your significant other too, and maybe put it away for a great “Stocking-Stuffer” surprise this year, if you can wait that long to give it to them.  

Helping you, help Yourself to stay fit, active and healthy. From the gang here at HeartRateMonitorsUSA.com

 

 

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Walking Can Save You Money!

We walk. That’s a statement and a fact. But over the past decade we have been told that because of today’s society, the average American is NOT walking enough. This statement is undoubtedly true when you consider that in America over 36.5% of us are now obese!

With these climbing stats, it’s no wonder that more and more Americans are now suffering from the medical ailments that have been associated with being overweight! Obesity-related conditions include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer, some of the leading causes of preventable death.

The estimated annual medical cost of obesity in the U.S. was $147 billion in 2008 U.S. dollars; the medical costs for people who are obese were $1,429 higher than those of normal weight.

It’s because of these growing figures that the CDC has prompted warnings that it's important that Americans adopt a new health conscious mindset to become healthier, and the sooner the better. The CDC, Mayo Clinic and other prestigious medical institutions state that walking is one of the easiest ways for us to back our bathroom scales down a few notches.

Walking an extra 40 minutes every day can reduce the number of days in the hospital for people, and lower the risk of cancer. And continually increasing our daily steps can decrease the amount of days we may be spending in the hospital for related diseases. People who increased their steps from 4,500 to 8,800 steps per day spent an average of one less day in the hospital every three years, researchers from the Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Newcastle found. They adopted a mantra that states "Any exercise is better than no exercise, and more exercise is better."

That being said, when you finally realize that if you want to live a longer and more importantly, an active and mobile lifestyle when you get older you need to start now!

The first thing you need to do before you do any walking, strenuous or vigorous is get yourself checked out by your physician. Make sure you’re in good enough shape to begin and ask for advice on based on your examination, just how hard you should tackle your new lifestyle trend of getting in better health.

Once everything checks out and you get a clean bill of health from your physician, go and get yourself a “Good” pair of walking shoes. Ones that offer not only comfort but support for your arches and footpad. Get to a reputable shoe store, one that specializes in walking and running. Their staffs are usually well trained on how to fit you with the proper shoe based on the activity you’re going to be undertaking.

Next, get yourself a good, reliable pedometer or activity monitor. One that fits that bill is the Pedusa PE-771 Multi-Function Pedometer    It counts your steps, the distance you travel, your stride and the calories you’re burning during your walking session. It also has a 7-day memory so that you can track just how well you are doing each week and then record that data so you can compare each week against yourself and the goal you set for yourself! Then after a month, up the ante on the goal and increase it to another mile. Or go by the amount of time you set aside for your walk each day, and increase that. Or you can go one better, and step right up to an Activity Monitor like the Garmin Vivosmart Wireless Heart Rate Activity Monitor  that’s geared for the person who takes their fitness commitment seriously. Even though you’re just walking for now, later, when you get in better shape you have the tool already on hand, or should I say wrist, to monitor your heart rate along with your steps. The Garmin Vivosmart is built to track your workouts, monitor your performance stats, and gauge your progress. This watch has Garmin Elevate, which is Garmin’s own best in class wrist-based heart rate technology. The Vívosmart HR has a 3-dimensional accelerometer which is used to count steps (compared to a pedometer which uses a 1-dimensional accelerometer). It uses the user’s height from their profile to calculate their stride length. Because of the 3 dimensional accelerometer, the Vívosmart HR knows when the user is moving faster (running), so increases the stride length to better calculate the distance being covered. And you never have to worry about comparing just how well your doing since the Vivosmart HR Activity Monitor’s data can be uploaded to Garmin Connect, where you can track you're steps, distance and compare just how well you are doing against some of your friends!

So what are you waiting for? If your already doing your best and committed to walking that 10,000 steps and beyond, GOOD FOR YOU! But we’re sure you know some family members or friends that you can share this blog post with who could use some incentives to get their life on track to living a healthier, longer and active lifestyle.

Now you know about some of the cost savings that go along with being healthy. And you can keep your hard earned cash in your wallet! Instead of staying put on the coach and possibly succumbing to a variety of health ailments that could have been prevented by just increasing your physical activity!

Any questions, we are always here at HeartRateMonitorsUSA.com, just for YOU!

 

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We walk. That’s a statement and a fact. But over the past decade we have been told that because of today’s society, the average American is NOT walking enough. This statement is undoubtedly true when you consider that in America over 36.5% of us are now obese!

With these climbing stats, it’s no wonder that more and more Americans are now suffering from the medical ailments that have been associated with being overweight! Obesity-related conditions include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer, some of the leading causes of preventable death.

The estimated annual medical cost of obesity in the U.S. was $147 billion in 2008 U.S. dollars; the medical costs for people who are obese were $1,429 higher than those of normal weight.

It’s because of these growing figures that the CDC has prompted warnings that it's important that Americans adopt a new health conscious mindset to become healthier, and the sooner the better. The CDC, Mayo Clinic and other prestigious medical institutions state that walking is one of the easiest ways for us to back our bathroom scales down a few notches.

Walking an extra 40 minutes every day can reduce the number of days in the hospital for people, and lower the risk of cancer. And continually increasing our daily steps can decrease the amount of days we may be spending in the hospital for related diseases. People who increased their steps from 4,500 to 8,800 steps per day spent an average of one less day in the hospital every three years, researchers from the Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Newcastle found. They adopted a mantra that states "Any exercise is better than no exercise, and more exercise is better."

That being said, when you finally realize that if you want to live a longer and more importantly, an active and mobile lifestyle when you get older you need to start now!

The first thing you need to do before you do any walking, strenuous or vigorous is get yourself checked out by your physician. Make sure you’re in good enough shape to begin and ask for advice on based on your examination, just how hard you should tackle your new lifestyle trend of getting in better health.

Once everything checks out and you get a clean bill of health from your physician, go and get yourself a “Good” pair of walking shoes. Ones that offer not only comfort but support for your arches and footpad. Get to a reputable shoe store, one that specializes in walking and running. Their staffs are usually well trained on how to fit you with the proper shoe based on the activity you’re going to be undertaking.

Next, get yourself a good, reliable pedometer or activity monitor. One that fits that bill is the Pedusa PE-771 Multi-Function Pedometer    It counts your steps, the distance you travel, your stride and the calories you’re burning during your walking session. It also has a 7-day memory so that you can track just how well you are doing each week and then record that data so you can compare each week against yourself and the goal you set for yourself! Then after a month, up the ante on the goal and increase it to another mile. Or go by the amount of time you set aside for your walk each day, and increase that. Or you can go one better, and step right up to an Activity Monitor like the Garmin Vivosmart Wireless Heart Rate Activity Monitor  that’s geared for the person who takes their fitness commitment seriously. Even though you’re just walking for now, later, when you get in better shape you have the tool already on hand, or should I say wrist, to monitor your heart rate along with your steps. The Garmin Vivosmart is built to track your workouts, monitor your performance stats, and gauge your progress. This watch has Garmin Elevate, which is Garmin’s own best in class wrist-based heart rate technology. The Vívosmart HR has a 3-dimensional accelerometer which is used to count steps (compared to a pedometer which uses a 1-dimensional accelerometer). It uses the user’s height from their profile to calculate their stride length. Because of the 3 dimensional accelerometer, the Vívosmart HR knows when the user is moving faster (running), so increases the stride length to better calculate the distance being covered. And you never have to worry about comparing just how well your doing since the Vivosmart HR Activity Monitor’s data can be uploaded to Garmin Connect, where you can track you're steps, distance and compare just how well you are doing against some of your friends!

So what are you waiting for? If your already doing your best and committed to walking that 10,000 steps and beyond, GOOD FOR YOU! But we’re sure you know some family members or friends that you can share this blog post with who could use some incentives to get their life on track to living a healthier, longer and active lifestyle.

Now you know about some of the cost savings that go along with being healthy. And you can keep your hard earned cash in your wallet! Instead of staying put on the coach and possibly succumbing to a variety of health ailments that could have been prevented by just increasing your physical activity!

Any questions, we are always here at HeartRateMonitorsUSA.com, just for YOU!

 

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