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Here you’ll learn all about balancing training and recovery so that you can train smarter.

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How to balance training and recovery I Sebastian Kienle 

Do you recognize the fine line between pushing yourself and harming yourself? Here’s how Sebastian Kienle knows how much is too much.

September 11, 2018
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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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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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