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Why You Should Never Miss Breakfast

You more than likely probably remember your parents reminding you every morning to eat your breakfast because it is the most important meal of the day. The truth is, breakfast is an extremely important way to begin your day and the perfect piece to overall great health. Sadly, more than one-fifth of adults are breakfast skippers!  One thing regular breakfast eaters share: a smaller waistline. Not only is breakfast an important meal to help lose weight and keep it off, but there a variety of other health benefits to starting your day off with a healthy balanced meal!

 

  • Your heart: People who skip breakfast are more common to have higher cholesterol and be at a higher risk for heart disease and diabetes. Breakfasts that are fiber rich and balanced are excellent for heart health.
  • Concentration: After sleeping throughout the night, your body is hungry. After waking or not eating for a long period of time your body begins to go into famine mode by storing the energy it has left. An empty stomach can lead to concentration issues and loss of focus. Fueling your body in the morning can lead to an overall more productive day.
  • Impulse control: Filling up on a healthy breakfast can actually help fight cravings, which leads to lower body weight. Without breakfast, you’re more likely to reach for that bag of chips.

Breakfast is an essential meal that is more important than many believe, however not all breakfasts are created equal. Try to eat a variety of fruits, egg whites, low-fat dairy and whole grains. Stay away from foods that are high in sugar, like doughnuts and high carbohydrate breads. A healthy exercise regimen combined with regular breakfast eating is an excellent way to create an overall healthy lifestyle.  A day without breakfast is like a work out with a heart rate monitor–incomplete!

Introducing the Mio Alpha Strapless Heart Rate Monitor

The ALPHA strapless heart rate monitor from MIO is the world’s first continuous heart rate monitor that you can wear on your wrist to accurately read your heart rate! Some are saying this amazing device will change heart rate monitoring forever. Say goodbye to the chest-strap for an accurate reading, and hello to the sleek and stylish Mio ALPHA strapless heart rate monitor. The ALPHA offers essential features with some of the most accurate readings ever. The ALPHA features:

 

Mio Heart Rate Monitor

Mio Alpha Strapless Heart Rate Monitor

  • Continuous display of heart rate
  • Workout timer
  • Clock
  • Data Review
  • Settable heart rate zone
  • No annoying and uncomfortable chest strap
  • Bluetooth synchability
  • Wireless transmitter
  • USB charging station and rechargeable lithium battery

 

If you participate in high performance sports, the ALPHA is the heart rate monitor for you! Not only does the ALPHA offer extremely reliable readings, but the monitor is also comfortable and allows for maximum performance. The Mio ALPHA heart rate monitor is simply worn on the wrist like a watch, getting rid of obtrusive chest straps that often slide down and chafe the skin. Change the way you work out with the Mio Alpha strapless heart rate monitorfrom HeartRateMonitorsUSA.com today

HUGE Savings on the Amazing Garmin Forerunner 310XT With Heart Rate Strap This Week Only!

Wouldn’t it be great to have a personal trainer in your pocket at any time? The Garmin Forerunner 310XT GPS Personal Trainer with Heart Rate Premium Strap is the closest way to have your own personal trainer anytime you need. Not only is the Garmin Forerunner 310XT an exceptional monitor, but this week we’re offering this amazing product for just $199.95. Oh yes, athletes. It’s time to take your training to the next level. Ordering the Garmin Forerunner 310XT this week will allow you to save over $100.00 off the original $299.99 selling price, but you don’t want to wait – this deal only lasts for a limited time.

The Garmin Forerunner 310XT GPS Personal Trainer is an absolute must for any tri-athlete or physical fitness buff. The accurate data tracking and sleek design alone make the Forerunner 310XT a much coveted fitness tool. Take advantage of the huge savings with HeartRateMonitorsUSA.com and enjoy one of the best fitness tools on the market for exceptionally less.

If you’ve been considering purchasing the Garmin Forerunner 310XT, don’t wait, order today and start training smarter – not harder.

At HeartRateMonitorsUSA.com, we take great pride in offering you the absolute best heart rate monitors, pedometers, and training tools that can help you reach your fitness goals. With over $100.00 in savings, this is the best time to get your hands on the Garmin Forerunner 310XT GPS Personal Trainer with heart rate premium strap.

Take Advantage of a $100 Rebate on the Garmin Edge 800 Series!

Get your Garmin 800 Edge today and receive a $100 mail-in rebate!

At Heart Rate Monitors USA, we want our customers to get the best of the best when it comes to product quality, customer service, and price. That’s why we’re offering a $100 rebate on the Garmin Edge 800 series of heart rate monitors! Want to know more about it? We have the scoop!

This technologically-advanced heart rate monitor is one of our best selling and most accurate. It can track your distance, speed, and give you a specialized workout to do so you can reach the best fitness goals possible. In addition to all these great features, the Garmin Edge 800 series comes in two different types: the Super Cycle computer as well as the Super Cycle Computer plus the navigation bundle. Both of these awesome heart rate monitor/GPS systems come with at $100 mail-in rebate so you receive the best price and the best health possible! Both types of these heart rate and GPS monitors come with the following:

  • Rechargeable Lithium battery
  • Barometric altimeter
  • Customizable screens
  • Speed and cadence sensor
  • And much more!

To check out our Garmin 800 Edge Series Models, visit us today at HeartRateMonitorsUSA.com!

Safety Tips When You’re Camping this Summer

Get camping this summer with our GPS systems and these safety tips today!

Heading out into the wilderness this summer to get in touch with nature and your more rugged side? Don’t worry: to be rugged and live on the edge, you don’t have to be exactly like Bear Grylls to go camping this summer! We’ve got the best tips, GPS systems, and other outdoor gear for you so that you can enjoy your time away from the chaos life brings on.

  • Always have a physical map of where you’re going before you head out, marking exactly where you’ll be setting up camp.
  • Tell someone, whether it’s a family member or a coworker, where you’ll be going. It’s important for a third party to know exactly where you’ll be going in case of emergency.
  • Having some sort of digital directional guide to help you find trails and other points of reference is essential. One of our GPS systems, such as a Garmin eTrex, can help you not only with finding your location but also helps with geocaching as well.
  • Pack extras of almost every necessity, such as water bottles, socks, flashlights, and other important camping materials.
  • Having an adapter for your necessary electronics is also very important.
  • And of course, pack an emergency first aid kit for all the bumps, bruises, and scrapes along the way.

Have more tips for camping out this summer? Leave us a comment below!

Gearing Up for Spring Cycling

Spring is quickly closing in and many bicycle enthusiasts are rejoicing and beginning to say sayonara to the boring old indoor stationary bike and are ready to hit the trails. If you’re an avid bicyclist, the gratifying feeling of being able to ride outdoors again is unlike any other feeling in the world. If you spent time indoors at the gym peddling away on a stationary bike, you’re probably ready to grab your bicycle and hit the road in a flash. However, before you take your bicycle out for the first time, it’s important to check a few things to ensure safety and a satisfying ride. Below are a few things to look out for:

  • Check your Air: Tires naturally deflate over time, so it’s extremely important to thouroughly check the tires and air pressure before heading out on a ride. It’s also important to make sure the tubes are still sturdy with no rot.
  • Check your Brakes:  Having functional brakes is extremely crucial to your safety. Be sure to adjust or change brakes depending on their existing status.
  • Check your Chain and Cranks: Make sure your gears and chain are in working order! Make sure all moving parts are moving freely and no rust is present!

It’s also important to check other components of your bicycle. If you depend on a cycling computer for your ride, be sure the batteries are changed and working. If your cycling computer is in poor condition or not in working order, consider purchasing a new one. The Cateye CC-RD200 Strada Cadence Cycling Computer is an exceptional cycling computer that will last you all season long, and then some!

 

Proudly Introducing the Scosche RHYTHM Strapless Pulse Monitor

It feels like Christmas morning every time a new product comes to Heart Rate Monitors USA! We’re proud to announce the addition of the Scosche RHYTHM Strapless Pulse Monitor to the HRMUSA family! This amazing little gadget allows you to control your favorite music with simple integrated buttons that can simply be attached to your forearm! With Bluetooth sync ability, this little gadget is simple, bulk free and ready-to-go when you are! The Scosche RHYTHM works exclusively with the RHTHM Fitness APP to manage your pulse, distance and overall speed. What other awesome features are included with the RHYTHM?

  • Personalized Home Screen: Customize the look of your home screen stats to reflect your own quirks and personality!
  • Real-Time Pulse Statistic: The amazing integrated LED sensors produce real-time and accurate pulse rates.
  • Control Your Favorite Music: Adjust volume, change tracks and control your music player with the push of a button.
  • Social Sharing: Share your workout with your friends, and let them be envious of your new fitness tool!
  • Route Mapping Data: Easily review your run and distance with a handy and useful map view.
  • Access RHYTHM Web Dashboard: Access your dashboard from any computer device to view all of your workout stats.

Find out more information about this amazing device, here! We love when technology can take our workouts even further!

Heart Healthy Snacks to Keep Your Ticker Ticking

Get your heart in shape with the help of these heart-healthy foods!

At Heart Rate Monitors USA, we want you to be as physically fit as you can be, but we know that’s not possible without a strong, healthy, and properly functioning heart! Your ticker is important to your overall health, that’s why we have some great heart-healthy foods for you to keep in mind when you’re trying to achieve a wellness-based lifestyle!

  • Oatmeal: This yummy breakfast food is high in Omega-3 Fatty Acids, which are excellent for your heart!
  • Red wine: Everything in moderation of course, but red wine’s antioxidants are great to keep your heart healthy and beating!
  • Beans: Whether Kidney beans, Lentil beans, or Garbanzo beans are your favorite, these legumes are a great source of protein. Protein builds stronger muscles, and can help build a stronger heart!
  • Nuts: These tasty snacks are a great way to get your Omega-3 Fatty Acids in! The highest in these would be almonds and walnuts.
  • Sweet Potatoes: These yummy substitutes for regular potatoes are loaded with beta carotenes, which are awesome for your heart as well as the rest of your body!

Have more heart-healthy foods that we missed? Leave us a comment below and share it with us!

Get Ready for a Facebook Party!

Tomorrow, we’ll be hosting a Facebook party with Omron Fitness to announce and celebrate the launch of the Omron HR-500U – a strapless monitor that offers continuous monitoring. This thing is SWEET. We can’t wait to ship it out. You can grab your pre-order now, but in the meantime, mark your calendar for tomorrow’s party, where we’ll chat and have reps from Omron responding to your feedback and questions, plus the chance to win some great prizes!

Like our Facebook page now and log on at 4:00 p.m. CST tomorrow (Tuesday, March 12) to participate in our party! http://www.facebook.com/HeartRateMonitorsUSA

 

Join us tomorrow!

  • What: Omron Facebook Party
  • When: Tomorrow, March 12 at 4:00 p.m. CST
  • Where: Our Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/HeartRateMonitorsUSA
  • Why: To celebrate the launch of the new HR-500U
  • How: Chats, videos, prizes, and more!

Ask the Bunny for a Heart Rate Monitor this Easter

Ask the Bunny to bring you a heart rate monitor this Easter!

Don’t be stuck without one this Easter; ask the Bunny for a heart rate monitor from Heart Rate Monitors USA! Not sure where to start when looking for one? We can help you find one that suits your fitness needs perfectly!

  • Just starting out on your wellness journey? Try out our Polar FT1 Fitness heart rate monitor! It has all the basic data you need to start getting in shape, as well as a large face and easy to read screen!
    Looking to lose some weight from walking? A heart rate monitor that is designed for basic exercise and fitness is ideal for you!  Our Polar FT60 Fitness Heart Rate monitors feature the STAR training program, which is designed to tailor a training program for you!
  • Are you attached to your bike at the seat? Try out our Garmin Edge 810 Cycling Series! This high-tech series of heart rate monitors are touch screen, GPS enabled, and have everything you need to train for the bike race of your dreams!
  • Perhaps you spend more time in the water than you do on land. Our Garmin Swim Watch is not a heart rate monitor, but it does have awesome features exclusively for swimmers such as tracking your distance, pace, stroke count, and so much more!

Didn’t see what you needed here? Visit the rest of our selection of heart rate monitors today at HeartRateMonitorsUSA.com!