What Types of Movement Improve Cardiovascular Fitness?

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With physical movement being one of the best ways to improve cardiovascular fitness, the question of “Which type of workout routine is best?” often comes up. Especially during the heart health journey. The answer to which is simple, and hopefully exciting: All forms of physical activity are equally beneficial for your heart, so long as you get your heart pumping hard …

Is Stress Stressing Your Heart?

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Stress on the HeartBy now, it’s widely known that stress negatively impacts almost every area of our lives. So it’s of no surprise that it’s effects on our hearts are equally far reaching.1 While stress plays an important role of heightening our senses to escape from immediate threat and danger, in our modern world, it’s most often displaced. If you find …

BMI: Limitations and Uses

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What is BMI?Body mass index (BMI) is an indicator of body fat and is used to screen for weight categories which may lead to increased risk of health problems. It is easy to calculate, only taking in a person’s weight and height. You can use a BMI calculator like this one to determine your BMI.Limitations of BMIAlthough BMI is moderately …

Heart Rate Recovery: Why It’s Important and How to Track It

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Cardiogram added heart rate recovery (HRR) as a new stat to help you track cardiovascular health improvements and uncover signs of medical conditions. Read on to understand what HRR is, how to use Cardiogram to track it, and what it means for your health.What is HRR?Heart rate recovery is how much your heart rate drops after you stop exercising. The …

How Your Heart Rate Can Show Signs of the Flu

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Cardiogram’s mission is to empower people to become more informed about their health data. Given the concerns about COVID-19 and increased awareness of ways to reduce the spread of flu-like infections, we want to share how and why heart rate monitoring — alongside standard methods — may be an additional tool to monitor your body’s response to an infection.A front-row …

Screening for Hypertension and Sleep Apnea with DeepHeart

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When we talk about artificial intelligence in medicine, we often debate whether machines will replace tasks doctors do today. A more tantalizing possibility is performing tasks doctors can’t—using large data sets, and modern computational tools like deep learning, to recognize patterns too subtle for any human to discern. Today, we’re presenting early clinical results showing Cardiogram’s deep neural network, DeepHeart, …

Stay active this summer with Cardiogram Leaderboards and Workout Zones

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Daily LeaderboardsOne of the best ways to stay healthy is to involve your community, and one of Cardiogram’s most frequently requested features is the ability to compete with friends on your step counts. With the Daily Leaderboard, you can compete with friends, track each other’s progress throughout the day, and challenge each other to be more active. This makes staying …

How to continuously record heart rate on your Apple Watch.

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By default, Apple Watch turns the heart rate sensor on every five minutes. But sometimes you want a higher-resolution glimpse into what your heart is telling you—for example, during a workout or a stressful meeting:To complete these steps, first install Cardiogram for Apple Watch from the App Store: https://cardiogram.onelink.me/JuSv/22c6bafbHow to start recording your heart rate continuously on Apple Watch From …

Which workout routine works best? Data from 34,369 New Year’s Resolutions measured on Apple Watch.

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Much of our knowledge about exercise comes from small-scale studies done in controlled research conditions. But with tens of millions of us wearing heart rate sensors, like Apple Watch, we can now measure key biomarkers like resting heart rate or heart rate variability continuously. And, more importantly, we can start to figure out which workout routines really drive results. New …

What do normal and abnormal heart rhythms look like on Apple Watch?

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Almost every month, a news story pops up about somebody whose life was saved by their Apple Watch. As part of the mRhythm Study, we’re analyzing a lot of heart rate data, and decided to write a brief primer on what both normal and abnormal heart rhythms look like when measured on an Apple Watch.Download Cardiogram for your Apple Watch, …