Do heart rate monitors have a place in the gym?

Has anyone ever wondered why cardio machines are equipped with heart rate monitors and ask you for your age? I’m sure you’ve figured that it probably has something to do with factoring in the calories burned during your workout, but what if I told you there was so much more to it than that.

Your heart rate can be used to help you reach specific goals during your workout session. This is done by calculating your “target heart rate”. There are many equations that can be used to calculate this number but the simplest is: (more…)

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No Gimmicks, Just Facts

Through out college I worked as a wellness coach and during that time I realized how much false information and lies surrounded the health and wellness industry. I currently work for a sports clinic in the Houston area, and I continue to see those around me struggle to sift out the correct information from the crap that surrounds us .


You shouldn’t feel like you need a medical degree to reach your goals. My goal with this blog is to demystify the road to a healthy life, by providing you with accurate information without the lies and hidden sales agenda.

 

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