Heart Rate and Breathing Rate

A heart rate and breathing rate monitor is not just a device that should be used by those who are sick – it is an excellent way for all of us to monitor our health on a day to day basis. These monitors come in all shapes and forms these days and if you have decided to buy one you may wondering if there are any particular features you should look out for. The kind of monitor that you will buy will depend on what you would like to gather data about, but for a comprehensive picture about your health it is best to buy a heart rate monitor that has the following features:
•    The best ones also look at your breathing rate – your breathing rate can tell a lot about your heart health. If, for example, you are breathing too fast it could be a sign that your heart is labouring harder than it should.
•    The best heart rate and breathing rate monitors come with enough memory to keep data for more than a few weeks. Accumulating data in this manner is important since it allows you to make comparisons over time so that you can track how your lifestyle is affecting your health. You can, for example, collect data when you are on holiday and then compare it to data for a few months when at work to see how the change affects you. The device itself may not be able to hold months worth of data but it should allow you to download information onto your laptop or PC.
•    Get a heart rate monitor that tells you about calories – how many do you lose each time you exercise? It will help you make useful changes to your diet.
Try one from Equivital – they have a wide range and each has excellent features. Find out more on http://www.equivital.co.uk/.

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