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June 21, 2019 / Gina Gargiulo

We all think that working out every single day will lead to a healthier, more active life. However we don’t stress enough the importance of rest days and why your body needs days off. When you keep tabs of down days and limit your activity, your body can fully recover in between your more active days of the week - which is crucial. Muscles Need Rest & Help Prevent Injuries It's a no-brainer that your muscles need rest, especially after strength training. When you lift weights, you’re essentially tearing muscle fibers. Without a proper period of rest for your immune system to repair...

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June 09, 2019 / Gina Gargiulo

Unless you're doing the same workout with someone twice your age and you're both checking your heart rate with a heart rate monitor, you probably won't realize that your numbers will be completely different. The research is clear that age affects heart rate, but how? See the relationship of heart rate and age below. Target Workout Heart Rate By Age It's known that your max heart rate decreases with age - regardless of your lifestyle or level of fitness. Your target heart rate is what matters first though, which should be between 50% and 85% percent of your maximum heart rate. The target...

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June 06, 2019 / Gina Gargiulo

Cardiovascular endurance is based around how efficiently your body can process and use oxygen. Therefore if you improve cardio endurance, you'll become healthier, more fit, and can carry on with exercises without any issues. You want to elevate both your heart rate and your fitness level, for this is what cardio exercises are all about. Losing weight and HIIT workouts can help with this, but here are 5 other tips to improve your cardio endurance.  Walk With Purpose The first tip to improve cardio endurance is to walk at a faster pace than you normally would. Walking 3.5 miles per hour for...

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April 25, 2019 / Gina Gargiulo

HIIT is all the hype lately, standing next to wearable technology on the top fitness trends these past couple of years. Yet many of us aren't aware of HIIT or even know what it is. If you're curious or want to try a new type of training, then keep reading to see what HIIT is all about. What Are HIIT Workouts? HIIT workouts, or high-intensity interval training, is a training technique in which you give all you got. You put 100% effort through quick, intense bursts of exercise followed by short, sometimes active, recovery periods. This type of training gets and...

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February 09, 2019 / Gina Gargiulo

If you've ever been curious about heart rate zones, then here's your chance to learn and try it for yourself. iTOUCH Wearables' iFitness Pulse Activity Tracker has a built-in heart rate monitor to help you track your health status. You can easily set your heart rate zones and get started with this function to prevent over-training and injuries. Do this by following set heart rate zones, or creating customizable ones.  What Are Target Heart Rate Zones? In simple terms, target heart rate training just means you track your heart rate during workouts and try to keep it within a set intensity...

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