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Are You Training To Become Muscle Ripped, Or Muscle Fit?

I’m a big fan of all the new Marvel movies. One of my favorites is the Captain America films and the ones he is in with the Avengers. Watching those movies kind of makes everyone daydreams a little about how they would look if they were in the same shape as these superheroes. But if you look at their physique’s while they are definitely in great shape, none, except maybe the Hulk has an over-abundance of muscles rippling as they toss around those villains. So why are looking to get those large oversized muscles, when in doing so, most people later find that being muscle bound does not provide them with the overall endurance and for the most part strength to go the distance in a long, hard-fought athletic game. Now don’t get me wrong. I’m a firm believer in strength training but I’ve also found that you need to find a balance in almost everything and training to be fit, strong and able to keep going, to me is a lot better than having your shirt stretched tight over large pecs and biceps!

After if you think about it, in watching most athletic games, most of these athletes and I mean the most successful ones look like they’ve never set foot in a gym. While large muscles provide the power needed to perform work, even those with bulging biceps find it difficult to perform work over time. Muscular endurance can be a far more valuable fitness trait than pure strength, especially for those who play sports that require sustained effort for the duration of a game. The best way to build muscular endurance is simple: lower the intensity and increase the frequency.

It's a given that one of the reasons that weight training for building muscles for strength appeals to so many people is that it takes less of a time commitment. After all, you do a series of squats, some deadlifting and bench presses three times a week and you call it a good session. But muscular endurance requires more commitment to your workout routines. Like a good cardio workout, there’s no minimum for calling it a day. The more frequently you push your body and the muscles under that skin the more your body will be able to power through whatever you're demanding of it!

Keeping track of how well your performing is also key to being successful at your training. To do this right you need to monitor just how well you're doing at each phase of your workout. A good Activity Monitor can keep your workouts honest when you may be tempted to let a few things slide because you’re a bit tired today. Tracking your workouts via that Activity Monitor, and it's ability to supply you with data every time it syncs with Garmin Connect™, can go a long way to allowing you to view just how well your actually doing. A tracker like the Garmin Vivosport GPS Sport & Activity Tracker can provide automatic uploads to the online Garmin community, where you can see your personalized data on detailed graphs.  It can provide the ability to let you join like-groups so that you can compete in weekly challenges and connect with other fitness enthusiasts. This way you're really not ever alone in your quest for building up your endurance while still creating a toned, muscular body, that will stand the test of time, (sports time that is!). And while the Vivosport monitors key aspects of your fitness, because it also monitors your heart rate, with help from Elevate 24/7, it’s a wrist-based heart rate monitoring feature, specific to Garmin. With the heart rate data it collects, Vívosport is able to estimate your VO2 Max and Fitness Age, 2 indicators of physical fitness that can improve over time with regular exercise. It also tracks your HRV (heart rate variability), which is used to calculate and display your stress level.


Keep in mind that those who hit the gym two or three days a week might have lukewarm muscular endurance, but those who add just one additional workout day, a week, begin to exact a bigger demand on your body, by pushing it a little farther than it's usual exercise regimen. Especially if you change up your routine with some cardio and maybe a HIIT session where you're pushing your routines faster with less resting time between reps. or sessions.

Now, while we’re not talking about building your body, so it looks like it can take on a tank, we still are a firm believer in using weights to get in shape, just not using hundreds of pounds as a goal in seeing just how much you can lift, One-Time! After all, you can't develop much muscular endurance by squatting 300-400 pounds and walk away thinking you've done your best. But if you lower the weight by say half, your actually putting new stress on the twitch muscle fibers (those that first fire in a workout) rather than on the muscular cell mass. This allows your body to develop these fibers and reduces the stress on any given workout. After all, by using less weight and increasing the number of reps, your muscular mass will stay the same but at the same time it becomes more elastic and can maintain that strength for longer periods of time. This results in your ability to have more endurance during an activity or physical work.

Overall, endurance workouts should aim for 10 to fifteen reps per set, which is twice as much as muscular strength builders do.

You know your body and it’s up to you to keep track of how much weight you need, in order to perform these extra reps. And naturally, as the session becomes easier, increase the number of reps, but gradually so you don't lessen the reps that you've already worked towards. Then after a time, increase the amount of weight with the extra reps. In this way, you are continuously pushing yourself each time your peak, so that your body does not grow used to a stale exercise regimen and will continue to grow muscle mass and in turn become well toned.

Bottom line, this is YOUR call, but again, don't go to extremes with adding more and more weight, add more reps instead!

In about 8 weeks of using this new method, you’re going to be able to see that you have quite a bit more strength that can sustain you through the other aspects of your training workouts. And you may be pleasantly surprised that you're also getting a leaner sculpted look to your overall body mass.

From your gym buddies here at HeartRateMonitorsUSA.com

 

 

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I’m a big fan of all the new Marvel movies. One of my favorites is the Captain America films and the ones he is in with the Avengers. Watching those movies kind of makes everyone daydreams a little about how they would look if they were in the same shape as these superheroes. But if you look at their physique’s while they are definitely in great shape, none, except maybe the Hulk has an over-abundance of muscles rippling as they toss around those villains. So why are looking to get those large oversized muscles, when in doing so, most people later find that being muscle bound does not provide them with the overall endurance and for the most part strength to go the distance in a long, hard-fought athletic game. Now don’t get me wrong. I’m a firm believer in strength training but I’ve also found that you need to find a balance in almost everything and training to be fit, strong and able to keep going, to me is a lot better than having your shirt stretched tight over large pecs and biceps!

After if you think about it, in watching most athletic games, most of these athletes and I mean the most successful ones look like they’ve never set foot in a gym. While large muscles provide the power needed to perform work, even those with bulging biceps find it difficult to perform work over time. Muscular endurance can be a far more valuable fitness trait than pure strength, especially for those who play sports that require sustained effort for the duration of a game. The best way to build muscular endurance is simple: lower the intensity and increase the frequency.

It's a given that one of the reasons that weight training for building muscles for strength appeals to so many people is that it takes less of a time commitment. After all, you do a series of squats, some deadlifting and bench presses three times a week and you call it a good session. But muscular endurance requires more commitment to your workout routines. Like a good cardio workout, there’s no minimum for calling it a day. The more frequently you push your body and the muscles under that skin the more your body will be able to power through whatever you're demanding of it!

Keeping track of how well your performing is also key to being successful at your training. To do this right you need to monitor just how well you're doing at each phase of your workout. A good Activity Monitor can keep your workouts honest when you may be tempted to let a few things slide because you’re a bit tired today. Tracking your workouts via that Activity Monitor, and it's ability to supply you with data every time it syncs with Garmin Connect™, can go a long way to allowing you to view just how well your actually doing. A tracker like the Garmin Vivosport GPS Sport & Activity Tracker can provide automatic uploads to the online Garmin community, where you can see your personalized data on detailed graphs.  It can provide the ability to let you join like-groups so that you can compete in weekly challenges and connect with other fitness enthusiasts. This way you're really not ever alone in your quest for building up your endurance while still creating a toned, muscular body, that will stand the test of time, (sports time that is!). And while the Vivosport monitors key aspects of your fitness, because it also monitors your heart rate, with help from Elevate 24/7, it’s a wrist-based heart rate monitoring feature, specific to Garmin. With the heart rate data it collects, Vívosport is able to estimate your VO2 Max and Fitness Age, 2 indicators of physical fitness that can improve over time with regular exercise. It also tracks your HRV (heart rate variability), which is used to calculate and display your stress level.


Keep in mind that those who hit the gym two or three days a week might have lukewarm muscular endurance, but those who add just one additional workout day, a week, begin to exact a bigger demand on your body, by pushing it a little farther than it's usual exercise regimen. Especially if you change up your routine with some cardio and maybe a HIIT session where you're pushing your routines faster with less resting time between reps. or sessions.

Now, while we’re not talking about building your body, so it looks like it can take on a tank, we still are a firm believer in using weights to get in shape, just not using hundreds of pounds as a goal in seeing just how much you can lift, One-Time! After all, you can't develop much muscular endurance by squatting 300-400 pounds and walk away thinking you've done your best. But if you lower the weight by say half, your actually putting new stress on the twitch muscle fibers (those that first fire in a workout) rather than on the muscular cell mass. This allows your body to develop these fibers and reduces the stress on any given workout. After all, by using less weight and increasing the number of reps, your muscular mass will stay the same but at the same time it becomes more elastic and can maintain that strength for longer periods of time. This results in your ability to have more endurance during an activity or physical work.

Overall, endurance workouts should aim for 10 to fifteen reps per set, which is twice as much as muscular strength builders do.

You know your body and it’s up to you to keep track of how much weight you need, in order to perform these extra reps. And naturally, as the session becomes easier, increase the number of reps, but gradually so you don't lessen the reps that you've already worked towards. Then after a time, increase the amount of weight with the extra reps. In this way, you are continuously pushing yourself each time your peak, so that your body does not grow used to a stale exercise regimen and will continue to grow muscle mass and in turn become well toned.

Bottom line, this is YOUR call, but again, don't go to extremes with adding more and more weight, add more reps instead!

In about 8 weeks of using this new method, you’re going to be able to see that you have quite a bit more strength that can sustain you through the other aspects of your training workouts. And you may be pleasantly surprised that you're also getting a leaner sculpted look to your overall body mass.

From your gym buddies here at HeartRateMonitorsUSA.com

 

 

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Reasons to Take Up Swimming for the Fall & Winter Months

Now that the weather is changing and those hot summer days are beginning to fade, there is no reason why you need to pack up your bathing suite till the next summer season. In fact there is a great reason why NOT to!! You may or may not know that swimming is one of the best exercises you can do.
If you look, you will probably find that a lot of gyms, health clubs and don't forget the YMCA all have pools. This makes for year round access to the water, where studies have found, swimming is probably one of the best all-around means to aid in getting you fit. The water acts as a semi-resistant medium that puts some slight strain on your muscles to perform the way you want them to. Add in the benefits of the water making you a bit buoyant and someone who has trouble standing for long periods of time can actually perform better in the water!

Swimming not only aids in increasing your muscle strength, but since it a public part of the gym, or other facility, it also helps your social life as you can be amongst like-minded individuals. Also, swimming is a great way to help bring down your stress level. Swimming really can make a huge difference to your body mentally and physically.

Below are some reasons you should start taking up swimming today! Remember, just cause the sun-shade umbrellas are all put away, doesn’t mean you can't still take advantage of the benefits you’re going to reap from swimming on a regular basis.

How Swimming Up’s Your Exercise Game!!
If you don’t love working up a sweat but do love the benefits of a cardio workout, swimming may be your ideal match.

The water keeps you cool, even as your heart gets a great workout. You’ll probably be able to keep yourself going for a longer time than if you were running. That’s because it’s fun and gentle on your joints and muscles. The water can also feel relaxing. Remember, I said above that it can lower your stress levels??

To get the most out of this regimen, plan on doing 2 1/2 hours of swimming a week. Or mix in swimming with other cardio workouts. You can set your own pace, going as fast as you like.

If you don't already know how to swim, there are classes at indoor community pools, gyms, and YMCAs or YWCAs. It's good to know how to swim, for safety's sake, even if you aren't planning to make swimming your main workout.

Intensity Level: Medium
You’ll use your lower and upper body muscles for a steady workout. You can make your swim harder by going faster or longer.

Areas It Targets
Core: Yes. Swimming gives your entire body a great workout, including your core.
Arms: Yes. You’ll need your arms for most swim strokes, so expect them to get a workout.
Legs: Yes. You’ll use your legs to propel yourself through the water.
Glutes: Yes. Swimming uses your glutes. Like we said before, swimming offers a whole body workout
Back: Yes. Your back muscles will get a workout, whether you’re doing the backstroke or a water-based exercise class.
Flexibility: Yes. Swimming will make you more flexible. The more you work at it, the easier it will be to use your extremities and you will begin building up those muscle groups by repetition.
Aerobic: Yes. Your heart will keep pumping as you use your entire body to move through the water. Again, this is one of the big reasons most seniors take up swimming or water aerobics. Even though it’s easier on them because of the buoyancy of the water it still provides enough of a resistance to work that heart muscle and give you a good cardiovascular workout!
Strength: Yes. You’ll get stronger from the resistance of the water, which is about 12 times the level of air resistance. Try using hand-held paddles, foam noodles, or a kickboard for extra resistance.
Low-Impact: Yes. Swimming is an excellent low-impact workout. The water gives you buoyancy, so you’ll float through your exercise session without putting pressure on your joints.
Good for beginners? Yes. You may not be able to swim for a full workout (30 minutes or longer) right away, but you can work your way toward a longer workout. Start slowly, with 5-10 minutes of laps.

Equipment required? None, except for a swimsuit. Goggles and a swim cap are optional. To mix things up, you can add small accessories to your water workout, like kickboards or swim noodles. When you get proficient in your swimming workouts, it might be a good idea to purchase an activity monitor that is water resistant. As you progress your going to want to set new goals for yourself and the best way to do that is to monitor your progress. A good monitor to do this is the Garmin Vivoactive Smartwatch .The vívoactive features built-in sports apps that track your stats, even when away from your phone. Simply tap to choose among GPS-enabled running, golfing and cycling apps plus swimming and activity tracking.

If you are looking for a great aerobic and total body-strengthening workout, then look no further. Swimming can provide all that and more.

Swimming can be a solo or a group adventure. You may prefer to swim laps, if you like to work out by yourself. But if you like being in a group, many pools and Y’s have aquatic exercise classes for all levels. If you are older, pregnant, or disabled, there is likely a specialized class just for you.

Swimming is a great aerobic workout for people with most types of arthritis. It can take the load off your joints and help prevent injuries. It is also a good choice if you have low back pain. Warm water can be very soothing. Check with your doctor first if you are having joint pain, have had a recent injury, joint replacement, or are having an arthritis flare.

If you have diabetes, an aerobic activity like swimming can be a very important part of your diabetes treatment plan. It will help you burn calories, lose weight, and keep your blood sugars under control. If you have high cholesterol, you will also benefit from swimming. It will help you lower your ''bad'' LDL cholesterol and raise your ''good'' HDL cholesterol.

If you have been a couch potato, or you have heart disease or other medical problems, check with your doctor first to see what kind of swimming program is right for you. So don’t let that cooler weather keep you out of the water. Join a club or the Y and see just how much better you feel after a few weeks of getting yourself wet while the leaves are starting to fall and before that first flake drops!
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Now that the weather is changing and those hot summer days are beginning to fade, there is no reason why you need to pack up your bathing suite till the next summer season. In fact there is a great reason why NOT to!! You may or may not know that swimming is one of the best exercises you can do.
If you look, you will probably find that a lot of gyms, health clubs and don't forget the YMCA all have pools. This makes for year round access to the water, where studies have found, swimming is probably one of the best all-around means to aid in getting you fit. The water acts as a semi-resistant medium that puts some slight strain on your muscles to perform the way you want them to. Add in the benefits of the water making you a bit buoyant and someone who has trouble standing for long periods of time can actually perform better in the water!

Swimming not only aids in increasing your muscle strength, but since it a public part of the gym, or other facility, it also helps your social life as you can be amongst like-minded individuals. Also, swimming is a great way to help bring down your stress level. Swimming really can make a huge difference to your body mentally and physically.

Below are some reasons you should start taking up swimming today! Remember, just cause the sun-shade umbrellas are all put away, doesn’t mean you can't still take advantage of the benefits you’re going to reap from swimming on a regular basis.

How Swimming Up’s Your Exercise Game!!
If you don’t love working up a sweat but do love the benefits of a cardio workout, swimming may be your ideal match.

The water keeps you cool, even as your heart gets a great workout. You’ll probably be able to keep yourself going for a longer time than if you were running. That’s because it’s fun and gentle on your joints and muscles. The water can also feel relaxing. Remember, I said above that it can lower your stress levels??

To get the most out of this regimen, plan on doing 2 1/2 hours of swimming a week. Or mix in swimming with other cardio workouts. You can set your own pace, going as fast as you like.

If you don't already know how to swim, there are classes at indoor community pools, gyms, and YMCAs or YWCAs. It's good to know how to swim, for safety's sake, even if you aren't planning to make swimming your main workout.

Intensity Level: Medium
You’ll use your lower and upper body muscles for a steady workout. You can make your swim harder by going faster or longer.

Areas It Targets
Core: Yes. Swimming gives your entire body a great workout, including your core.
Arms: Yes. You’ll need your arms for most swim strokes, so expect them to get a workout.
Legs: Yes. You’ll use your legs to propel yourself through the water.
Glutes: Yes. Swimming uses your glutes. Like we said before, swimming offers a whole body workout
Back: Yes. Your back muscles will get a workout, whether you’re doing the backstroke or a water-based exercise class.
Flexibility: Yes. Swimming will make you more flexible. The more you work at it, the easier it will be to use your extremities and you will begin building up those muscle groups by repetition.
Aerobic: Yes. Your heart will keep pumping as you use your entire body to move through the water. Again, this is one of the big reasons most seniors take up swimming or water aerobics. Even though it’s easier on them because of the buoyancy of the water it still provides enough of a resistance to work that heart muscle and give you a good cardiovascular workout!
Strength: Yes. You’ll get stronger from the resistance of the water, which is about 12 times the level of air resistance. Try using hand-held paddles, foam noodles, or a kickboard for extra resistance.
Low-Impact: Yes. Swimming is an excellent low-impact workout. The water gives you buoyancy, so you’ll float through your exercise session without putting pressure on your joints.
Good for beginners? Yes. You may not be able to swim for a full workout (30 minutes or longer) right away, but you can work your way toward a longer workout. Start slowly, with 5-10 minutes of laps.

Equipment required? None, except for a swimsuit. Goggles and a swim cap are optional. To mix things up, you can add small accessories to your water workout, like kickboards or swim noodles. When you get proficient in your swimming workouts, it might be a good idea to purchase an activity monitor that is water resistant. As you progress your going to want to set new goals for yourself and the best way to do that is to monitor your progress. A good monitor to do this is the Garmin Vivoactive Smartwatch .The vívoactive features built-in sports apps that track your stats, even when away from your phone. Simply tap to choose among GPS-enabled running, golfing and cycling apps plus swimming and activity tracking.

If you are looking for a great aerobic and total body-strengthening workout, then look no further. Swimming can provide all that and more.

Swimming can be a solo or a group adventure. You may prefer to swim laps, if you like to work out by yourself. But if you like being in a group, many pools and Y’s have aquatic exercise classes for all levels. If you are older, pregnant, or disabled, there is likely a specialized class just for you.

Swimming is a great aerobic workout for people with most types of arthritis. It can take the load off your joints and help prevent injuries. It is also a good choice if you have low back pain. Warm water can be very soothing. Check with your doctor first if you are having joint pain, have had a recent injury, joint replacement, or are having an arthritis flare.

If you have diabetes, an aerobic activity like swimming can be a very important part of your diabetes treatment plan. It will help you burn calories, lose weight, and keep your blood sugars under control. If you have high cholesterol, you will also benefit from swimming. It will help you lower your ''bad'' LDL cholesterol and raise your ''good'' HDL cholesterol.

If you have been a couch potato, or you have heart disease or other medical problems, check with your doctor first to see what kind of swimming program is right for you. So don’t let that cooler weather keep you out of the water. Join a club or the Y and see just how much better you feel after a few weeks of getting yourself wet while the leaves are starting to fall and before that first flake drops!
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Everyone Up For A Challenge?

Looks like everyone is “Stepping Up” to take the Fitbit Challenge and we at HeartRateMonitorsUSA.com are happy to see the excitement building in helping America get fit by walking as many steps as they can.

From the Good Morning America morning show to some of this year’s Fall’s new, TV lineups like American Housewife and Kevin can wait. The Fitbit line of Activity Monitors, are making cameo appearances. On Good Morning America’s, on their “Workout Wednesday” portion of the show, Fitness trainer to the stars, Harley Pasternak, who trains celebs like Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Halle Berry and Katy Perry, and others, led a group of people in a Halloween workout routine named “Scary 7”(Not Really Scary) workout moves to help you get toned and flexible. As part of the snippet, Robyn Roberts promoted the Fitbit activity monitor and Fitbit’s new “Step-It-Up” program. 50 states. 2 weeks. 1 challenge. America, get ready to walk as much as possible. Over the last year, the Surgeon General has been challenging communities across the country to get up and get moving. Today, Fitbit is taking that challenge to the next level by asking everyone to Step It Up and take as many steps as possible from October 13‑26.

The Surgeon General, Vivek H. Murthy has promoted getting Americans walking more for better health and to help lower the rise in obesity, which is a major problem across our country today, costing millions of Americans extra in health care costs, prescription medicines. He is taking the challenge and is challenging everyone to see if they can Out-Step, him in this heart healthy challenge. As of today, he has already logged 70,414 steps since October 13th, pretty impressive right. But to keep a good track of your progress, you need the right activity tracker or heart rate monitor and where better to get the one that fits your needs then by going to https://www.heartratemonitorsusa.com/collections/fitbit-monitor where you can pick out the one that best fits your tracking needs. We like the Fitbit Charge2,  It not only tracks everything you do but also monitors your heart rate to keep you in the know of how you’re doing. You don’t have to be a fitness expert or top performing athlete to take this challenge, That’s the best part about it. The program is geared to get everyone out and moving and getting themselves in better shape.

You can go to fitbit.com and join the "Step It Up" Fitbit challenge and select Harley as your lead trainer of choice or choose from several top fitness trainers, names you probably know. That choice is yours. The main thing is to be a part of this action driven program to help you, your family and your friends get in shape, be healthier, and get yourself off on the right step to a better, more active lifestyle. Sign up today and don’t forget to track your progress.

At HRM USA, we are all about getting people fit, boosting physical performance, and improving lifestyle. Heart Rate Monitors USA is proud to be one of the most informative resources relating to getting you fit, and offering various wellness tips.

 

 

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Looks like everyone is “Stepping Up” to take the Fitbit Challenge and we at HeartRateMonitorsUSA.com are happy to see the excitement building in helping America get fit by walking as many steps as they can.

From the Good Morning America morning show to some of this year’s Fall’s new, TV lineups like American Housewife and Kevin can wait. The Fitbit line of Activity Monitors, are making cameo appearances. On Good Morning America’s, on their “Workout Wednesday” portion of the show, Fitness trainer to the stars, Harley Pasternak, who trains celebs like Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Halle Berry and Katy Perry, and others, led a group of people in a Halloween workout routine named “Scary 7”(Not Really Scary) workout moves to help you get toned and flexible. As part of the snippet, Robyn Roberts promoted the Fitbit activity monitor and Fitbit’s new “Step-It-Up” program. 50 states. 2 weeks. 1 challenge. America, get ready to walk as much as possible. Over the last year, the Surgeon General has been challenging communities across the country to get up and get moving. Today, Fitbit is taking that challenge to the next level by asking everyone to Step It Up and take as many steps as possible from October 13‑26.

The Surgeon General, Vivek H. Murthy has promoted getting Americans walking more for better health and to help lower the rise in obesity, which is a major problem across our country today, costing millions of Americans extra in health care costs, prescription medicines. He is taking the challenge and is challenging everyone to see if they can Out-Step, him in this heart healthy challenge. As of today, he has already logged 70,414 steps since October 13th, pretty impressive right. But to keep a good track of your progress, you need the right activity tracker or heart rate monitor and where better to get the one that fits your needs then by going to https://www.heartratemonitorsusa.com/collections/fitbit-monitor where you can pick out the one that best fits your tracking needs. We like the Fitbit Charge2,  It not only tracks everything you do but also monitors your heart rate to keep you in the know of how you’re doing. You don’t have to be a fitness expert or top performing athlete to take this challenge, That’s the best part about it. The program is geared to get everyone out and moving and getting themselves in better shape.

You can go to fitbit.com and join the "Step It Up" Fitbit challenge and select Harley as your lead trainer of choice or choose from several top fitness trainers, names you probably know. That choice is yours. The main thing is to be a part of this action driven program to help you, your family and your friends get in shape, be healthier, and get yourself off on the right step to a better, more active lifestyle. Sign up today and don’t forget to track your progress.

At HRM USA, we are all about getting people fit, boosting physical performance, and improving lifestyle. Heart Rate Monitors USA is proud to be one of the most informative resources relating to getting you fit, and offering various wellness tips.

 

 

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Keeping Your Pet Fit While You’re Walking Yourself Healthy Too!

It’s 5am and you’re out for your morning walk/run as the case may be. Now that the summer season is behind us, you know that its darker in the morning hours now and getting dark as well after 6pm. If you’re getting a little tired of tracking those steps all by yourself, why not take your dog with you as you get your exercise so that he/she can get theirs as well?

Now if you’ve been a long time reader of our blogs and have purchased health related gear from HeartRateMonitorsUSA.com before you know we like to provide you with products and suggestions to help keep you motivated while you’re getting yourself in better shape.

We came across the FitBark from Fitbit and we think it’s time to track your pets state of physical fitness, after all it's the least you can do for man’s best friend! 

The FitBark is a wearable accelerometer (dog pedometer) which you put on your dog’s collar to keep track of their daily activity.
It is simply an activity tracker, so loving pet owners may make sure their dogs are receiving plenty of exercise throughout the day. The great thing about this pet pedometer is that it works 24/7 to track not only your pets activity while he’s/she’s bright eyed and bushy tailed awake but also while their sleeping. Since it works with Bluetooth you can be aware of your pet’s activity levels even when your not the one walking with them. The App allows you or anyone you provide access to, to track and monitor your pets physical activity levels, throughout the day. So if you have a pet walker that takes “Fido” out two or three times a week, you can actually track the time, distance and steps your pet has taken on their daily activity. This is all done with the Fitbit App Journal.

Get new medical and behavioral monitoring insights. Keep an eye on your dog carefully when they are unwell. Track the development of particular problems (e.g. weight loss, osteoarthritis, post-surgical recovery, dermatitis, separation anxiety, etc.) and make better decisions with your veterinarian.
The Fitbark is small and fits comfortably on the collar of dogs of any size. Tibetan mastiffs to Chihuahuas, it’s great for all sizes of animals, simply use a collar not wider than 1.18 inch. It’s also waterproof and rugged and has battery life up to 2 weeks.

So when you’re lacing up your own shoes, to get ready for your morning run, then don’t forget to make sure the Fitbark  is firmly on your pet’s collar and help him get the exercise he/she needs as you get FIT YOURSELF!

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It’s 5am and you’re out for your morning walk/run as the case may be. Now that the summer season is behind us, you know that its darker in the morning hours now and getting dark as well after 6pm. If you’re getting a little tired of tracking those steps all by yourself, why not take your dog with you as you get your exercise so that he/she can get theirs as well?

Now if you’ve been a long time reader of our blogs and have purchased health related gear from HeartRateMonitorsUSA.com before you know we like to provide you with products and suggestions to help keep you motivated while you’re getting yourself in better shape.

We came across the FitBark from Fitbit and we think it’s time to track your pets state of physical fitness, after all it's the least you can do for man’s best friend! 

The FitBark is a wearable accelerometer (dog pedometer) which you put on your dog’s collar to keep track of their daily activity.
It is simply an activity tracker, so loving pet owners may make sure their dogs are receiving plenty of exercise throughout the day. The great thing about this pet pedometer is that it works 24/7 to track not only your pets activity while he’s/she’s bright eyed and bushy tailed awake but also while their sleeping. Since it works with Bluetooth you can be aware of your pet’s activity levels even when your not the one walking with them. The App allows you or anyone you provide access to, to track and monitor your pets physical activity levels, throughout the day. So if you have a pet walker that takes “Fido” out two or three times a week, you can actually track the time, distance and steps your pet has taken on their daily activity. This is all done with the Fitbit App Journal.

Get new medical and behavioral monitoring insights. Keep an eye on your dog carefully when they are unwell. Track the development of particular problems (e.g. weight loss, osteoarthritis, post-surgical recovery, dermatitis, separation anxiety, etc.) and make better decisions with your veterinarian.
The Fitbark is small and fits comfortably on the collar of dogs of any size. Tibetan mastiffs to Chihuahuas, it’s great for all sizes of animals, simply use a collar not wider than 1.18 inch. It’s also waterproof and rugged and has battery life up to 2 weeks.

So when you’re lacing up your own shoes, to get ready for your morning run, then don’t forget to make sure the Fitbark  is firmly on your pet’s collar and help him get the exercise he/she needs as you get FIT YOURSELF!

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Fitness Trackers – Weight Loss And A Healthier YOU!

Look around today as your walking down the street, shopping, at the office or just stopping in for your morning "Pick Me Up Cup of Coffee". Chances are you’re going to see some sort of fitness tracker on someone’s wrist or maybe clipped on their belt. Fitness is the buzz word today and more and more people are getting them and wearing them. But is it just like people wearing fashionable workout attire? They have to have one because they want to fit in, Get It "Fit" In,  with the people that are deemed the “Cool Ones” and they want to be part of the current trend.
Well if that’s the reason they’re buying Fitness Trackers some merchants are all right with that. After all, that helps their sales bottom line.

But here at HeartRateMonitorsUSA.com we’d like to think that you’re buying a Fitness Tracker for just that reason, to get YOURSELF in Shape. It’s now October and it won’t be long till you're making your New Year’s resolution again. Scary isn’t it? Well, there are new trackers and heart rate monitors being developed all the time. This year we brought you the new Garmin Forerunner 35 GPS Watch Wrist Based HR and Activity Tracker Not to mention the new Polar M600 Strapless Heart Rate Monitor Smart Watch  or we know you’ve heard of Fitbit, which is probably the most popular like of Fitness Trackers this year and last year as well. They also introduced the new Fitbit Charge 2 Activity Tracker HR  and the Fitbit Flex 2 Swim Proof Activity Tracker which is brand new and will be coming out this month. 

The bottom line is here at HeartRateMonitorsUSA.com we pride ourselves in bringing you the latest products to help you with your lifestyle maintenance program. A healthier you means you're going to be around longer for your family and friends and that makes us happy!

So don’t be that group of people that just wear the newest fitness watch so they can look like they're a part of the healthier fitness throng. Wear them because you want to use them, to get you up to your highest fitness potential!

In the meantime, we here at HeartRateMonitorsUSA.com will continue to shop around for you, in order to keep bringing you the best tools we can find to keep you reaching for new personal fitness goals. And from time to time we will write some new posts on what we feel can help you and your family and friends with timely articles that cover seasonal happenings that you all can take part in, and that will also work towards keeping you active and healthy.

So take a look at that smart watch, have your reached your daily goal yet??? Well WHY NOT!

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Look around today as your walking down the street, shopping, at the office or just stopping in for your morning "Pick Me Up Cup of Coffee". Chances are you’re going to see some sort of fitness tracker on someone’s wrist or maybe clipped on their belt. Fitness is the buzz word today and more and more people are getting them and wearing them. But is it just like people wearing fashionable workout attire? They have to have one because they want to fit in, Get It "Fit" In,  with the people that are deemed the “Cool Ones” and they want to be part of the current trend.
Well if that’s the reason they’re buying Fitness Trackers some merchants are all right with that. After all, that helps their sales bottom line.

But here at HeartRateMonitorsUSA.com we’d like to think that you’re buying a Fitness Tracker for just that reason, to get YOURSELF in Shape. It’s now October and it won’t be long till you're making your New Year’s resolution again. Scary isn’t it? Well, there are new trackers and heart rate monitors being developed all the time. This year we brought you the new Garmin Forerunner 35 GPS Watch Wrist Based HR and Activity Tracker Not to mention the new Polar M600 Strapless Heart Rate Monitor Smart Watch  or we know you’ve heard of Fitbit, which is probably the most popular like of Fitness Trackers this year and last year as well. They also introduced the new Fitbit Charge 2 Activity Tracker HR  and the Fitbit Flex 2 Swim Proof Activity Tracker which is brand new and will be coming out this month. 

The bottom line is here at HeartRateMonitorsUSA.com we pride ourselves in bringing you the latest products to help you with your lifestyle maintenance program. A healthier you means you're going to be around longer for your family and friends and that makes us happy!

So don’t be that group of people that just wear the newest fitness watch so they can look like they're a part of the healthier fitness throng. Wear them because you want to use them, to get you up to your highest fitness potential!

In the meantime, we here at HeartRateMonitorsUSA.com will continue to shop around for you, in order to keep bringing you the best tools we can find to keep you reaching for new personal fitness goals. And from time to time we will write some new posts on what we feel can help you and your family and friends with timely articles that cover seasonal happenings that you all can take part in, and that will also work towards keeping you active and healthy.

So take a look at that smart watch, have your reached your daily goal yet??? Well WHY NOT!

Read more