In my never-ending quest to find the perfect running shoe, I recently ordered a pair of On Cloudflyer running shoes. On Running is a relatively new company in the running shoe market. The Swiss company launched its first shoe in 2010 and has been a huge success! If you’ve followed me long enough, you probably know by now that I am a lover of Newton running shoes and have been for many years. However, having been plagued with post tibial tendonitis off and on for a couple of years, I’ve wondered if a little more cushioning in my running shoe would be beneficial. I was told by a local running shoe salesperson that On running shoes have a similar feel to Newtons, only with more cushioning. Well, of course, I had to give them a try!
It shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone that the #1 reason the majority of people give for beginning an exercise program is weight loss with a heart health coming in second. However, it may surprise you to know that statistics show over 50% of those individuals beginning a new exercise program will not stick with it more than 6 months. Why? The most common reason is that their expectations were not met.
Heart rate training has been used successfully by elite athletes for decades. With the rise of fitness trackers and sports watches on the market, heart rate training is now possible for not only the moderately experienced athlete but beginners as well.
If you’re a seasoned runner, cyclist and/or fitness enthusiast, you already know the importance and benefits of heart rate training. Therefore; this post is geared more for those individuals who are just beginning their fitness journey, unfamiliar with heart rate training and are focused on losing weight. Continue reading