Heart Rate Monitor for the Most Avid Health and Fitness Buffs

Heart rate monitors come in all shapes and sizes. They are the perfect workout companion, since heart rate monitors will give you an idea of the intensity of exercise that you have been doing by monitoring the number of heartbeats per minute. The general rule of thumb is that the higher your heart rate, the faster and harder you workout. Thus, you will receive maximum results as you exercise with the use of a heart rate monitor. However, you need to be able to interpret and use the results given out by a heart rate monitor so that you would know about the benefits of having one. Some heart rate monitors measure, aside from the heart rate – the maximum and minimum heart zone or level, as well as the number of calories that you have burned during a particularly strenuous workout session.Before learning what to look for when purchasing a heart rate monitor, it is good to have an idea of the benefits of using a heart rate monitor as you workout. First, it is easy to use and accurate. Using even the most basic of heart rate monitors will eliminate the need to interrupt your own training or exercise session. If you will monitor your heart rate by manually recording the number of heartbeats per minute through your pulse, it will be quite tedious and may also results into getting inaccurate results and losing your momentum.Second, a heart rate monitor where you can set the highest and lowest heart rate will help you monitor your fitness. Cardiovascular or heart rate based exercises will increase your endurance, strengthen your lungs and provide additional benefits so it is important to keep track of your heart rate as you perform such activities. Third, you will have some sort of an alarm so that you can stop when you are overexerting yourself, or work harder when you see that you are below the minimum heart rate that you have set for yourself.When purchasing a heart rate monitor, it is important to consider the price, the brand and the number of features. If you are not a serious health buff, you may just want to get the lower-end or middle priced heart rate monitor. For the more serious physical fitness enthusiasts, you can buy mid-level or high-end heart rate monitors. Advanced heart rate monitors are usually used by coaches and training athletes since more factors are being displayed here, and they usually have a host of other features available. If you would like to make the most out of your workout or physical fitness training, a heart rate monitor is the way to go so that even the most avid health and fitness buffs can take advantage of the benefits to be gained from exercising with a heart rate monitor.

The Top 10 Tips to Weight Loss, Health, and Fitness-Tip # 1

1. Fill Up On Premium
2. Get Satisfied, Not Stuffed
3. Search and Destroy
4. Eagle Eye All Labels
5. K.I.S.S.
6. Stockpile Handy, Healthy Snacks
7. Tricky Tactics
8. Don’t Kiss and Tell
9. Stockpile Mental Ammo
10. Seek and ShineTip #1: Fill Up On PremiumThe most important tip of the “Top 10 Tips” is to always fill up on the best-for-you-foods first; then you can eat other foods.The moment you decide to make some changes in your diet in order to lose weight and/or gain health and fitness, the very first thought that probably pops into your head is: “What am I going to have to give up?” You can’t help but moan.Instead of thinking about what foods you “have to” sacrifice, focus on what foods you “get to” add to both fill you up and satisfy you.You “get to” add at least 10 fresh fruits to your day. Does this sound like a lot of fruit? If you would consider eating fruit only throughout the morning, enough to satisfy you and fill you up, you may surprise yourself and eat as many as 10 fruits by noon.Even if you can eat only 5 fruits until noon, by eating fruit for snacks, you can easily eat 10 fruits by the end of the day.You also “get to” add 10 vegetables to your daily food plan. This is even easier than eating 10 fruits in a day. Most of the time, your lunch should include a large, green-leafy salad with 10 different vegetables. Just with this one salad, you have already eaten at least 10 vegetables and at least half of the fruits by noon, and dinner is yet to come.For dinner follow the one rule: fill up on salad and other vegetables before eating other foods. If you eat enough vegetables to fill you up, you may naturally gravitate away from those foods that are void of nutrition and fiber, and full of fat, cholesterol, and animal protein.Simple addition: 10+10 premium foods by the end of the day, plus whole grains and beans, equals better chances for better health today and for the rest of your days.

7 Insightful and Timeless Quotations on the Importance of Knowledge and Education

All through history, great thinkers from all areas of society have spoken on the importance of having a good education, but recently the importance of a good education has been under attack. Critic’s claim it’s gotten too expensive and has very little value compared to its costs.History as well as the current geopolitical circumstances proves that the long term cost of an uneducated society can be even more disastrous. With so many nations developing at a frantic rate, the need for a top notch education system can’t be overestimated. In order for us to remain competitive we need people with the knowledge, skills and discipline for the next century. Many developing nations already recognize that their most valued asset is their young. In some countries after a person graduates from high school, they’re required to either join the military or go to college, cost free. Both are part of a continuing education that helps impart critical thinking skills, discipline, and life skills. Some countries even recognized that education is a right and not a privilege as some claim.After years of researching and collecting quotations for my books as well as motivation material for my sales force, I’ve compiled an extraordinary amount of wisdom on the importance of having a good education. The amount of wisdom that I’ve compiled is too large for an article of this size, so I’m only listing several of my favorites. Some of my other articles are about the profound wisdom passed down the ages, but without a solid education and good critical thinking skills they lose most of their insight.If you think that education is expensive, try ignorance. – Derek Bok 1930 -; American lawyer & educator.A proper education is now mistakenly thought as a business rather than an investment. We don’t live in a bubble and a society with a sub-par education system will feel its effects for decades to come in all sectors of society. The fact is that in the long run, education pays out dividends far more valuable than money or wealth.Liberty cannot be preserved without general knowledge among the people. – John Adams 1735 – 1826; American Politician, 2nd President of the U.S., a founding father of the U.S., diplomat, & first Vice President of the U.S.People from all nations, in all areas of society; instinctually know that education is essential, if people want to keep their freedoms. An uneducated population is susceptible to manipulation by the powers that be, who can use various techniques to influence one or thousands of people into action or inaction. (See my other article on communication)Let’s trace the birth of an idea. It’s born as rampant radicalism, then it becomes progressivism, then liberalism, then it becomes moderate, conservative, outmoded, and gone.- Adam Clayton Powell Jr. 1908 – 1972; American politician & pastor.One of the facts of life is change and most change comes with the birth of new ideas. At first people are suspect of new ideas because it challenges the conventional thinking, interferes with their current beliefs, will require people to make changes that many have gotten used to, or interferes with the benefits that most people derive from the current system, even though the current system cause a tremendous amount of problems for the vast majority.As more and more people get used to the idea and see the benefits, it moves along its life cycle. Until finally, due to enormous other changes occurring in the world, the idea is no longer feasible because it’s incompatible with the changed world. Eventually needing to be replaced with newer ideas.It’s useful to take away 2 things in regards to this quote. One: Change is always needed and constant. Two: The life cycle of an idea as well as where that idea is in its life cycle. Communism for example would be on the outer edges of “Outmoded” just about to cross over into gone.New ideas are always needed but they also need to be critically scrutinized as to their costs and benefits without regard to the challenges they provide to the current established ideas. Emotions need to be taken out of the equation. Done properly, idea’s like Communism would never have taken hold and rightly so, didn’t in most parts of the world. Due to constant change cause by flood of new ideas, we need people with proper knowledge and education to critically evaluate every aspect of these new ideas.I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand. – Confucius 551 BC – 479 BC; Chinese teacher, politician, & philosopher. Nothing substitutes for experience. Knowledge and education are incomplete without experience. You can learn the concepts but to gain understanding, you have to put those concepts to practice or full use. This is why internships and apprenticeship programs are so essential.Those that know, do. Those that understand, teach.- Aristotle 384 BC – 322 BC; Greek philosopher, polymath, & one of the fathers of Western philosophy. This quote has been butchered in recent times to “Those that can, do! Those that can’t, teach!” Nothing can be further from the truth. Why would someone that can’t do something, teach it? We need to honor our teachers and not degrade them. If you know a thing or two, spread the knowledge if you’re able.The ignorant are always prejudiced and the prejudiced are always ignorant. – Charles V. 1500 – 1558; Holy Roman Empire Emperor.Ignorance and prejudice go hand in hand. Prejudice usually grows out of ignorance. Most of the time people are prejudiced because they don’t have full knowledge or understanding of the other person or idea. They haven’t taken the time to acquaint themselves with the other side. Once you fully understand another person or idea, only then can you fairly judge. One of the perks of a good education is realizing how limited your knowledge is, which is why education should be a right.Sell (or give) a man a fish, he eats for a day, teach a man how to fish, he eats for the rest of his life. – (Possibly coined by Karl Marx. Often attributed to Chinese philosophers Lao Tzu 6th century BC; Chinese philosopher. (A.k.a. Laozi, circa 5th century BCE) and Confucius 551 BC – 479 BC; Chinese teacher, politician, & philosopher. Although sometimes attributed to Jesus Christ, this proverb does not exist in the Bible’s New Testament.It is better to teach someone to self-sustain rather than sustain them indefinitely. This is one of the primary reasons for a good education system. A person with a good education will not only survive in the real world but depending on their level of education, can thrive. Thus creating opportunities, exemplifying creativity, and discovering new knowledge that benefits all of humanity.BonusExperience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterward.- Chinese ProverbSometimes, the only way to get good experience is to get in there and make your mistakes. Take your lumps. Failure isn’t failure but lessons toward success.