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Resting Heart Rate: 70 is the New 90

We’ve been told “a normal resting heart rate for adults ranges from 60 to 100 beats a minute.” But what if what we thought we knew was wrong? A quiet revolution has been taking place, and the internet is now just beginning to notice.

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Creatine and its effects on the heart

Creatine will help increase your body’s ability to handle intense workouts, making it even more imperative that you track your heart rate variability (HRV) daily to prevent overtraining.

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Take It Outside: Make Working Out Outdoors A Fitness Habit

According to recent studies, the average American spends less than 7 percent of their time outdoors while research shows that spending time outside can improve cognitive function and sleep, and increase attention span. The psychological and physical benefits of making an outdoor workout a fitness habit are rich and motivating more and more people to move outside.

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Finding A Balanced Lifestyle

The key to a healthy lifestyle is balance, but true balance is difficult to achieve and takes work. However, with a little planning and discipline, balance may be more attainable than you think.

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The Physiology of Rest & Recovery

During exercise, the body is challenged and pushed slightly beyond its current limits. This stress creates slight trauma and micro-tears to the muscle and tissue. But when that muscle and tissue is repaired, the body grows stronger and its limits expand.

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What Is Anemia and Iron Deficiency

Anemia is a condition in which your body’s blood contains a lower amount than normal of red blood cells. Another way to define anemia, is when your red blood cells do not contain enough hemoglobin. It may get a tad confusing from sorting through different sources that talk about anemia, or “iron deficiency” but we can discuss it further to ensure there is no confusion!

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Hacking Your Parasympathetic Nervous System

In assessing overall health, the role of the nervous system is often overlooked, but the Parasympathetic Nervous System is a key component in understanding and achieving optimal training and wellness goals.

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How To Live Healthier Using Heart Rate Variability

Using the same clinical grade PPG sensors, Biostrap allows consumers the same insights as the professional medical community. Researchers have identified Heart Rate Variability as a biometric that lends great insight into our overall health, indicating everything from stress levels to fitness performance.

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Why Calisthenics Are The Cheapest Way To Get Fit

Calisthenics affect your biometrics in different ways depending on how they fit into your routine. Vigorous circuit workouts using calisthenics will affect your Heart Rate Variability (HRV) readings as they involve anaerobic training.

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Making Fitness A Habit

It’s a daily challenge to find time for your health alongside professional and social responsibilities. The average American works 47 hours a week, or six days, leaving little time for the gym, but it’s vital to maintain a healthy lifestyle even when you can’t make it the gym or fitness classes.

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