Use of GPS Running Watches for health improvement and physical training

Written by Rebecca Blain

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The first method requires thatrepparttar GPS running watch has full distance based features, as well as position tracking capabilities. As long distance running usually involves leaving your neighborhood or running through parks and other natural areas, you will want to be able to find your way back to civilization if you make an incorrect turn.

The second method runners use to improve their physical fitness is to try to beat a pace. Instead of a specific distance in a day,repparttar 137749 runner will try to run a certain speed every day, gradually lengtheningrepparttar 137750 distance and loweringrepparttar 137751 time it takes to get there. This method is suitable for short distance runners, as well as cross country runners who need to work on their speed rather than their distance.

The second method requires a good speed/timing watch as well as pacing features. Garmin's virtual runner companion is perfect for this style of training, asrepparttar 137752 virtual runner will help make certain that you stay on pace.

The third method is for those who need a slower start. Instead of running distance or beating a pace, joggers using this method will jog for a certain period of time per day while keeping careful track of their heart rate. This method isrepparttar 137753 slowest ofrepparttar 137754 most popular methods, but is by farrepparttar 137755 safest for those with known health issues. An important part of physical training is to exert yourself without injury. By tracking heart rates and limitingrepparttar 137756 amount of time that you are jogging, you can slowly build up muscle tone and endurance without stressing your body. Jogging five to ten minutes a day while maintaining specific heart rates is suggested, while slowly adding more minutes as your body adapts to being able to handlerepparttar 137757 stresses of running.

The third method requires thatrepparttar 137758 GPS unit has a heart rate monitor, pacing functions and distance calculators. This combination is important for followingrepparttar 137759 progress of this type of runner. The mother health oriented features available in a watch,repparttar 137760 more effective it will be when this method of training is used.

When you purchase your GPS running watch, you will want to purchase from one ofrepparttar 137761 primary GPS and watch making manufacturers. Garmin, Timex, Magellan and Casio all have watches that are suitable for use with one ofrepparttar 137762 three above methods.

If you are serious about starting an intensive training program, you will want to contact a professional trainer. The methods suggested in this article should be used carefully, and only withinrepparttar 137763 limits of your ability. The information provided byrepparttar 137764 GPS runner watch should never takerepparttar 137765 place of medical exams and check ups given by professional doctors.

Rebecca Blain is a professional and hobbyist writer who enjoys taking care of her fish and educating people about GPS watches at

Do You Want To Lose Weight Without Going Crazy?

Written by T. O' Donnell

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Don't walk when you can run, don't run where you could cycle, leaverepparttar car inrepparttar 137748 garage. Do more household choresrepparttar 137749 hard way. Takerepparttar 137750 stairs instead ofrepparttar 137751 lift.

If your work or chores involve exercise it's easy to get your subconscious to go along with it. It seems less of a trial, and you're killing two birds with one stone.

Exercise for it's own sake is hard; part of us can see no immediate gain to doing it, and puts up mental and emotional barriers.

Clean your house, jog torepparttar 137752 shops, digrepparttar 137753 garden, explore your locale on foot.

Exercise at home. Do push ups, pull ups, sit-ups, use a couple of chairs as dumb-bells. It's a bother and an expense to go to a gym; set up your own routine at home, and stick to it five days out of every seven.

5. Do not take special medications or diet foods if you can help it.

Diet medications are usually amphetamine or stimulant-based; they perk you up, so you don't feel depressed or hungry. Soldiers use amphetamines in war; they keep you keen, and you don't feel hungry. The trouble is you become physically addicted to them, instead of food, and you're worse off inrepparttar 137754 end. They rot your body and your mind, and you have exchanged one fixation for another, more urgent one.

Eating food supplements will take offrepparttar 137755 pounds; you'll lose a few pounds to begin with in ANY diet anyway. However, what will happen when you stop eating this expensive food substitute? Unless your will power is engaged, you'll revert to your old habits.

Losing weight involves an act of WILL. If you'rerepparttar 137756 sort of person who diets for a bit and then 'rewards' yourself with a cream cake, WHO are you trying to fool? Your subconscious, your friends? You won't foolrepparttar 137757 bathroom scales, or that dress you're trying to get into.

Perhaps part of you would like to be slim, especially on public occasions. The other, deeper, part wants to gorge itself on WHATever it likes, WHENever it likes. Eating is lovely, isn't it? It may be your one consolation in an otherwise miserable life.

To fix your weight, fixrepparttar 137758 other problems in your life, then staying offrepparttar 137759 snacks will be much easier.

This involves finding out what vocation you have in life. What do you REALLY want to do? If it's nothing, then that's fine. Once you acknowledge this, you'll find your peace of mind improves, and your craving for food will be less.

Otherwise find some activity you can devote yourself to, that engages your whole being.

Eating is often a recreation; find a nobler one.

T. O' Donnell ( is an ecommerce consultant in London, UK. His latest project is a loan and mortgage calculator, available at

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