I’ve been on a bit of a ‘health kick‘ over the past few months; I’ve been stepping up my workout routine and getting back into clean eating in a bid to lose some post-birthday weight, and training for the Shine London half-marathon for the second year in a row.
However, anyone who knows me knows I’m a bit of a control freak, so when it comes to weight loss, intuitive eating just doesn’t cut it for me; I’m a calorie-counter, through and through…and that’s why, as exercise is slowly becoming such a big part of my life, estimating my calories burned just wasn’t cutting it any more, and I had to invest in a more precise way to check my progress; that’s where my new toy, the Polar Fitness FT4 Heart-Rate Monitor, came in.
For anyone who’s new to the world of heart-rate monitors, they generally consist of two parts; a chest strap, which you have to wear just above your waist (where your sports bra would end, when you’re in workout gear), and a watch that you use to monitor your heart rate whilst you’re working out. They register your heart rate, calories burned, and whether or not you’re in your fat-burning zone.
What are your favourite fitness-related products? Do you use a HRM?