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Live healthy, stay healthy and live happy. Learn more about activity, recovery, sleep and enjoying your life to the fullest.

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Speed it up to slow it down | How to lower your resting heart rate

If you’re looking for a way to permanently lower your resting heart rate, the experts’ advice is unanimous – here’s what you should do!

August 16, 2018
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Heart rate variability and Orthostatic Test | Let’s talk Polar

What’s the relationship between heart rate variability (HRV) and exercising? Find out what your heart rate variability can tell you about your health.

September 29, 2017
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How to snack like a pro athlete

What exactly are pro athletes chowing down on between workouts? We got five Polar athletes to share so you can snack like a pro athlete, too.

August 18, 2017
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A site for sore lies | Looking for muscle soreness in all the wrong places

Does muscle soreness really mean what we think it does, or are we looking for soreness in all the wrong places?

May 4, 2018
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How to deal with shoe-related marathon injuries

You’ve been training for months and race day has finally arrived. But something feels off… Here’s how shoes can cause marathon injuries and what to do when you notice something’s wrong in the middle of a race.

April 19, 2018
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Sleep habits around the globe – over 6 million nights measured [infographic]

We tapped into our anonymized data and put together a few highlights of the real sleep habits of Polar Sleep Plus users around the globe.

March 16, 2018
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How athletes sleep | A peek into the sleep habits and sleep data of pro athletes

Most adults need 7-9 hours of sleep per night but do athletes sleep more? And if they do, are they getting more and better sleep than the rest of us?

March 1, 2018
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Sleep like an athlete | How to fight jet lag when racing in a different time zone?

Don’t nap, obey the buzzer, try getting a jump start… Read more tips on how to fight jet lag from professional triathlete Chris Leiferman.

February 22, 2018
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When your heart rate goes up, the scale goes down – right?

Data doesn’t lie, so consider your heart rate monitor and your target heart rate for weight loss your best workout buddies. Here are three things to keep in mind when you’re exercising to lose weight.

January 23, 2018
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How fit are you, really? Your heart rate has the answer

You think you’re fit because you exercise every day, but are you, really? Read which heart rate variables reveal the true state of your fitness.

January 18, 2018
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12 athlete-approved ways to help you sleep better

Some people are naturally solid sleepers, while others require help to improve sleep quality. Try these simple but effective tips from well-rested athletes.

December 19, 2017
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Stress relief by exercising harder isn’t working? It’s time to unwind – but how?

Read the top tips for stress relief from Polar Ambassador, Nutritionist and Trainer Brooke Turner.

December 11, 2017

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