Perhaps you haven’t heard the term “biohacking” before. After all, the peculiar word is a seemingly random product of two
Do you know how fast your heart beats when you’re sleeping? If not, it might be time to find out.
The intensity with which we exercise is one of the most important aspects of training and physical fitness. Not only
Perhaps one element of heart health worth understanding — that few do — is your different heart rate zones. Whether your maximum heart rate can be utilized to calculate heart rate zones, and thus provide a more exact method of determining exercise intensity as opposed to relying on perceived exertion alone.
What do catching a ball, walking up the stairs, and covering your eyes have in common? They’re all ways that
Rarely does one explore the world of physical fitness and exercise training without hearing the puzzling phrase “VO2 max.” Utilized by both professional athletes and casual competitors alike, VO2 max is believed to be one of the greatest indicators of an individual’s endurance. But what exactly is it? And if elevated levels of it lead to a higher quality of life, how can we increase it?
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Elite athletes use Heart Rate Variability (HRV), resting heart rate and other metrics to manage their training regimens and recovery time. By tracking these biometrics, athletes optimize their mix of recovery time and training.
Follow your heart, but don’t let it be the sole metric when tracking your health. More insightful biometrics allow you the context you need to quantify your well-being.
Using biometrics is a great way to understand your body when training and performing ultra distance races. It takes out the guesswork for you so that you can pay close attention to things your body needs.
Measuring your heart’s response to strenuous activity is important in knowing its overall health. We breakdown the process of taking a stress test, from EKG to results.
Research has found that performing static stretching after a workout can improve range of motion around your joints. Stretching has also been found to improve blood circulation, boost oxygen levels, help deliver nutrients to your muscles, as well as relieve stress and tension.
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.