An Indiana University study indicated that older swimmers typically had lower blood pressure, improved cholesterol levels (especially HDL), better aerobic capacity, healthier central nervous system, maintained better cognitive functioning, and maintained more muscle mass than their non-swimming peers.
On the surface, it may appear that balance and flexibility training have little to do with heart rate variability (HRV). That is true, however the activities that help develop these areas of fitness also tend to promote concentration and relaxation.
Whether you are building aerobic or muscular fitness your Biostrap helps track aspects of your progress and helps you optimize your recovery. A well rounded fitness program includes both aerobic and strength training workouts.
With so many fun and creative fitness class options, your workout can feel like playtime. Just remember to wear your Biostrap and track your baseline Heart Rate Variability (HRV) and resting heart rate so you can watch the physiological changes as your fitness improves.
Through the use of Biostrap you will be able to track your levels through what is called a Pulse Oximeter. The Pulse Oximeter infrared light passes through the bloodstream in a pain-free process that determines the percentage of hemoglobin in the blood. It can do this simply because blood with oxygen is a different color than blood without oxygen.
This specific system is a division of the nervous system that controls automatic responses such as digestion, respiration, and most importantly rest! The parasympathetic nervous system sometimes works against or in conjunction with your body’s sympathetic nervous system.
Participation in a regular exercise class like Zumba will strengthen other parts of your body. The all-encompassing dance moves will strengthen parts of your body like your core, legs, hips, thighs, glutes and back. You may even find muscles you didn’t even know you had!
Hydration may be the key to success! If our bodies are made up of more than 50% water, why not keep it that way! Starting a performance or training day at full hydration levels can play a major impact on the outcome. So why not get ahead with a simple secret of fluid intake. It may be the differences between seconds, or whether you are the one who gets to the finish line.
Finding the right balance of calories and macros and macronutrients are all important parts of living a healthier life. But what kind of body type do you have and how does that play into counting your macros? We break all this down to help you stay strong and lean.
Cardiovascular exercises such as running, biking and swimming have long been known to improve the body’s cardiovascular health. Heck, it’s in the name for goodness sake!
Biostrap helps ensure you maintain a healthy lifestyle inside and outside of the gym. By tracking your every move at a clinical level, Biostrap’s metrics can be used to inform your overall well being and help you make healthier choices every day.
For years, athletes have tried to find ways to perform better in competitions. New research and developments in the science of the heart, however, have quite possibly found what competitive athletes have been searching for: a safe and effective way to improve athletic performance.
Training with a fitness tracker can help you get more out of your your everyday exercises. We break down what metrics to track and how that can improve your running performance.
Workouts are tough, and trying to make it the gym can make it even more difficult. We have the perfect Monday Workout for you so that you can start your week off right.
Zumba is a workout where you can dance like nobody’s watching. Or, depending on what motivates you, dance like everyone is watching you — on stage or in a club! Either way, you experience a vigorous aerobic workout in a fun, motivating environment. Don’t just take our word for it, listen to the science!