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Can You Trust the Heart Rate & Calorie Counters on Your Cardio Equipment?

December 16, 20149 min
You've burned 300 calories, so says your treadmill, but is that accurate?Most of your workout equipment is preprogrammed, so can you trust that those readings on the monitors are accurate for you.With all the new technology some of the equipment can be very accurate when it comes to heart rate, but not so much when it comes to burning calories.Knowing what burns calories is important.It says you burned 350 calories but did you just walk on the treadmill or did you run, there's a difference.Listen in as Allison (Ally) Bowersock, Ph.D., discusses the readings you get from all those devices and monitors you use and just what to take as an average or as fact.

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