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									Overview Of Heart Rate Monitors

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Summary:
Before, when we exercise, we have to stop what we were doing and count
our pulses manually. If they are way beyond our target heart rate, we
decrease the intensity of our exercise. Way below target heart rate, and
we increase the intensity of our exercise. Or, we can gauge our exercise
level by the way we breathe and talk when we exercise. For example, if we
cannot say three sentences and are gasping hard for breath when we are
doing the treadmill, then that means that we are...


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Article Body:
Before, when we exercise, we have to stop what we were doing and count
our pulses manually. If they are way beyond our target heart rate, we
decrease the intensity of our exercise. Way below target heart rate, and
we increase the intensity of our exercise. Or, we can gauge our exercise
level by the way we breathe and talk when we exercise. For example, if we
cannot say three sentences and are gasping hard for breath when we are
doing the treadmill, then that means that we are exercising more than we
should have been doing in the first place. If we can still talk easily as
well as breathe just as well, then we are not optimizing our exercise.

Modern Way of Monitoring Heart Rates

With the advancement of technology, we also saw a lot of improvement in
terms of exercise machines as well as devices like heart rate monitors.
Now, there are heart rate monitors attached to treadmills, and these
monitors we can attach to our chest area to monitor our heart rates. This
is a good way go gauge the intensity and level of our exercise without
stopping and counting the pulse rate or assessing our breathing. Heart
rate monitors are not seen on treadmills alone as they can also be found
in other exercise machines like elliptical trainers as well as stationery
bikes.

Kinds of Heart Rate Monitors

There are two common kinds of heart rate monitors. One is the heart rate
monitor watches. As the name implies, this heart rate monitor device is
attached to the wrist. You can simply attach to your chest the chest
strap that comes with the device, and it will monitor your heart rate
where it will then send the recording to the watch. This kind of heart
rate monitors is widely used by athletes as well as those that people
that exercise in the convenience of their homes since this is lighter in
weight.
The other kind is the strapless kind, which is more convenient to use. In
this device, you no longer have the chest strap, and you can easily
monitor your heart rate by placing two fingers onto the sensors provided
in the device for about 5 to 15 seconds before you will get a reading.
This kind of heart rate monitors is more for the casual monitoring of
heart rates.

Benefits of Using Heart Rate Monitors

There are a lot of benefits that one can get from wearing heart rate
monitors when exercising:

1. They are more convenient than stopping the exercise program and
manually counting the heart rate.
2. They are more accurate than manually counting your heart rate.
3. This easily helps you monitor your exercise level and increase the
level and intensity accordingly until you have reached your target heart
rate.
4. This will give you a signal if you are overexerting yourself and needs
to slow down a bit.

Tips in Purchasing Heart Rate Monitors

Here are some tips if you want to purchase a heart rate monitor.

1. Know your purpose. If you are only going to use it at home for your
aerobic exercises, then the low-end heart rate monitors are for you. If
you are an athlete and need it for your training, then it is much wiser
to get those with additional features.

2. There are so many brands out there to choose from, and the best way to
choose among them is to read forums and reviews regarding heart rate
monitors. You will get the best review from those who have tried a brand
and found them helpful or not.

3. The best way to buy heart rate monitors is to buy online where you
will be given a variety of designs and brands as well as functions.

								
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