In today's world of exercise, people tend to get caught up in gadgets like heart rate monitors. They are also very concerned with their aesthetics. Unfortunately too many of us don't concern ourselves enough with our actual health.
In this study beans vs exercise, Dr. Greger shows how consuming a cup of beans, lentils or legumes once a day is effective for lowering your resting heart rate.
So, if you exercise regularly and consume beans, lentils and legumes daily, you can throw that inaccurate heart rate monitor away and not worry about it. And if being lean and fit is your goal then consuming a mostly plant-based diet is going to be a more nutritious and effective way of helping you achieve that goal.
Heart rate monitors can be a fun way of checking to see a ball-park figure of where your heart rate is, but I wouldn't take the results as verbatim. Expect them to be up to at least 5 beats a minute off. If you are a serious runner, as this article suggests, you are better off to wear the more accurate heart rate chest strap
Until next time...
Keep Fit 'N' Well.