Objective data can be a tool for motivation and, used correctly, can have a major impact at every step of the journey towards improved health and well-being.
Exercise and Fitness
Ray Maker of DCRainmaker.com took the stage at Firstbeat HRV Summit 2018 to share his thoughts on the future of wearables.
As you think about stress, recovery, and sleep in relationship to your own daily routines and lifestyle decisions, it’s worth keeping in mind that stress increases your body’s need for good quality sleep.
Intense exercise is an effective way to burn calories in a short time, but it’s okay if you don’t feel like pushing hard. You can increase your energy expenditure and overall health in various ways.
You can’t have the same fitness all year round, at least not if you want to get the most out of your performance. Firstbeat Training Status helps you to optimize your workout and peak at right time.
You need to push your limits to improve your VO2max and get Aerobic Training Effect of 3.0-5.0. However, exercise can be very useful, although your TE value isn’t that high. The variation is the key to success.
You don’t always need long mindfulness exercises or a yoga retreat to relieve stress. Discover 4 easy things you can do to help defuse your lifestyle.
VO2max is generally regarded as the best indicator of cardiorespiratory fitness. The higher your VO2max, the better your aerobic fitness.
You may have heard that your fitness level is determined by your genetics. This is true. Luckily, that’s not the whole story. Experts say that about half of the variation in physical fitness between individuals is heritable, meaning it comes to you through your parents.
When it comes to your health and fitness, it’s easy to ask the wrong questions. “Am I fit?” is one of these questions that just creates problems. Thinking about your fitness in terms of VO2max is the easiest way to get started.
Olli-Pekka Nuuttila writes about his master’s thesis “Comparison of the predetermined and HRV-guided block training: the effects of 8-week intensive training period on endurance performance”.
Results matter. In terms of understanding whether your activity and lifestyle profile translates into real health benefits, VO2max – the defining metric of cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) – is the perfect resource.