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Harini Suresh

Harini is a data scientist at Jawbone. In addition to cool data and pretty visualizations, she enjoys rock climbing, sketching, traveling, farmers markets, and photography.


How Different Workout Styles Affect Your Mood, Schedule And Energy

Most people know that working out is good for you, but fewer are aware of its diverse range of benefits.  From improving your mood and mental health, preventing some diseases and cancers, increasing lifespan1, helping you get more sleep2 and upping energy3, exercise really is the wonder-drug that’s been there all along.

We explored anonymized data from hundreds of thousands of members of the UP community who log workouts in order to try and see how UP users exercise.



Heart Health: What Really Makes Your Heart Healthy?

Over the course of your life, your heart has the ability to beat over 3 billion times, making it the hardest-working muscle in your body. Each one of those beats involves the coordination of a complex system of muscles, veins and arteries in charge of oxygenating your entire body.

So, how do you make sure that this important organ is healthy and happy? A simple way to gain insight into your heart health is by tracking your resting heart rate, or the rate at which your heart beats when you’re not active (like early in the morning, before you’re up and about). A lower resting heart rate usually indicates that the heart is being more efficient, requiring fewer beats per minute to pump the same amount of blood.