Why Wear a Heart Rate Monitor During Exercise?
Heart rate monitors are a useful tool for getting the most out of your workout.
If you have ever used a treadmill or elliptical exercise machine, you may have noticed chrome plates on the handles. Those silver additions to the facade of your equipment are heart rate senors which detect through your palms how many beats your heart is pulsing per minute.
Those sensors are there for a good reason – heart rate matters when it comes to exercise. Heart rate monitors are relegated to the handles of treadmills. Portable units are available, many of which resemble watches or bracelets. A heart monitor can help improve your fitness by:
Helping you reach your target heart rate:
Keeping you in check:
Exercise strengths your heart and the Central Florida Cardiac & Vascular Institute is your ally in caring four your vascular health. If you have heart health questions or need a physician referral, call our Consult-A-Nurse® service at 1-888-447-8206.