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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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What athletes should understand about aerobic threshold

What are anaerobic and aerobic threshold, what is the difference, and why do they matter? Here’s what athletes should understand about aerobic threshold.

July 18, 2017
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The whys and why nots of barefoot running

Here’s what Physical Therapist Emmi Aguillard says about barefoot running – and whether it’s something you should consider.

May 31, 2018
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Hips don’t lie | Strengthen your hips for running

Personal trainer Lucy Young (with firsthand experience of hip surgery) explains why you should stop focusing only on your feet and how you can start strengthening your hips.

May 29, 2018
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No rest, no gain | How to optimize rest and recovery

Read how professional triathlete Kaisa Sali monitors training load and boosts recovery.

May 23, 2018
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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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How to tell if your running heart rate is too high – and then what?

What are the warning signs that you’re working too hard and what to do when you find that your heart rate is too high in the middle of a run?

April 12, 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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