What’s a Good Heart Rate Variability? Understanding Your HRV

    The measure of heart rate variability (HRV) has become increasingly popular and accessible to many with new wearable device technology. HRV is an individualized metric that can help monitor and track the body’s resilience and ability to manage stress. It's a sought-after indicator for those looking to optimize their overall health, performance, and recovery. Let's dive into everything you need to know about good heart rate variability.

    What Is a Healthy Resting Heart Rate?

    Resting heart rate (RHR) is the number of times your heart beats per minute (bpm) while at complete rest—measured either when sitting or laying down for a period of several minutes. RHR is a metric that is a useful tool as a predictor of both overall health and fitness level. Here’s everything you need to know about a healthy resting heart rate.

    Blood + DNA + Garmin = The Best InsideTracker Yet

    It's been a long day. You’re tired. It’s getting late. Tomorrow is going to be just as hectic. And instead of going to bed, you’re three episodes into a Netflix binge and don’t have the energy to turn it off.  Now, if you’d been wearing a Garmin fitness tracker synced to the InsideTracker app, you might have been able to avoid this situation entirely.

    Level Up Your InsideTracker Recommendations with Heart Rate and Sleep Tracking

    InsideTracker’s mission has always been to provide you with actionable, evidence-backed recommendations to improve your health and wellness. And now, we've made strides to integrate yet another biometric data source to realize this vision. With the latest version of the InsideTracker Mobile App, users can now get real-time, daily feedback on insights from heart rate and sleep data collected by wearable fitness trackers. Here's how this development is building on the InsideTracker experience and ...

    Heart Rate Variability: Advice from Spartan Director of Sport, Joe DI

    Your heart is at the heart of your health. So today, on World Heart Day, we asked our friend, and Director of Sport at Spartan Race, Joe DiStefano, better known as "Joe DI," to share his take on Heart Rate Variability (HRV), which is rapidly gaining popularity. In his fourth installlation as a guest writer on our blog, Joe breaks down what HRV is, and shares how he uses it to deal with his hectic travel schedule to perform “damage control” on the road, and how he monitors his biomarkers...

    Sugar Rush: Glucose Levels in Athletes

      One hundred million Americans are expected to watch the Super Bowl this Sunday, and one key player we are interested in watching is Seattle’s Skittles-fueled running back, Marshawn Lynch. In ESPN’s Sport Science, John Brenkus and colleagues tested Lynch’s glucose levels, reaction time, and strength before and after ingesting candy. Any scientific researcher knows that this overly simplistic test construction and small sample size is insufficient for publication, but we hope more teams will ...
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