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Polar heart rate monitors for weight loss

Thursday, January 18th, 2007

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I would like to add a little support as a person who has had a lot of trouble losing weight over the years?  Using the Polar heart rate monitor was the MOST motivating step I ever took to help me manage calories and activity.  I don’t understand why doctors don’t hand these out to every overweight person who comes into their offices.  With the tangible evidence of how much energy I’d really expended by meal time, I was able to really monitor my calories honestly for the first time - consistently, and to increase my activity level - consistently.  It just makes so much sense.  I don’t think many people realize how few calories they are really burning when they are just sitting.  Looking at my wrist after a day spent knitting and realizing I’d only burned 900 calories was a wake up call - if I wanted dinner, I’d better go for a walk!

Polar OwnZone Training

Friday, January 5th, 2007

We are all familiar with daily changes in our mental and physical condition. On one day, we may be full of energy - on the next feel completely drained. The human body is not a machine, and still great demands are put upon it. It must react to constant changes and quickly adapt to new situations.

It is particularly important to listen to the signals of the body during physical exercise. One key signal of the body is the heart rate – the only variable that can be continuously measured to evaluate your training intensity. Therefore, the basis for the determination of the OwnZone is your actual individual heartbeat. Continued…