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Finding Your Target Heart Rate

Target heart rate, resting heart rate, metabolism? All of these terms are so confusing when beginning a new workout regimen. Just exercise and go, right? Most gyms require members to monitor his or her own heart rate for safety reasons during every workout. Learning how to keep track of your heart rate isn't nearly as complicated as it might seem. Why is it so important ... [Continue Reading]

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Why Do Heart Rate Zones Matter When You Exercise?

Step into most gyms or fitness classes and you'll likely see at least a few people wearing heart rate monitors. These exercisers aren't just wearing these gadgets to look cool. They're doing it because they want to stay in their ideal heart rate zone. Let's take a look at what these zones are and how they can influence your exercise results. About the Heart Rate ... [Continue Reading]