The strong link between physical fitness and health is undeniable. After all, a 10% improvement in fitness can add 10 more ‘quality years’ to your life*. But did you know that…
Exercise and Fitness
VO2max is the number that describes your cardiorespiratory fitness. It’s a single number that captures your heart, lungs, circulatory system, and muscles work all working independently and together. And, not…
In this interview, Firstbeat Physiology Research Manager Tero Myllymäki, M.Sc., explains the physiology of sleep, how sleep experts define good sleep, and why sleep stages are important.
Bad sleep can leave anyone struggling for answers. Why can’t I sleep? Why am I so tired in the morning? Why can’t I find the motivation to exercise and focus at work? Using a wearable device to track your sleep a good way to capture longer trends.
It would be sweet if just sleeping better would equal losing more weight. Unfortunately, it’s not that easy. You need to exercise, eat well and sleep well to successfully manage your weight.
Firstbeat’s advanced performance analytics were introduced in a near-record 20 new devices in 2019. Things also stayed busy on the research and development front.
This article explores four common reasons why your VO2max might not be increasing as quickly as you hoped and what you can do about it.
Remind yourself of the physical and mental health benefits of increased physical activity.
See how one Firstbeat employee prepared for, and completed, the 200km Nordenskiöldsloppet race
The annual Firstbeat HRV Summit brings experts together from around the world to explore how analysis of heart rate and heart rate variability data can be deployed in new and better ways.
Inspired beginners often run faster, farther, and more often than they should. This often creates problems down the road that can prevent you from brining.
Which Firstbeat powered features for wearables were the most interesting to health, fitness, and performance enthusiasts in 2018? Here’s what our analysis reveals.