Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the number one cause of death worldwide, accounting for approximately 32% of the world's deaths. Even though it affects so many people, it may be easy to think that you're not at risk.
PAI (Personal Activity Intelligence) is all about your heart rate, otherwise known as your pulse. What exactly is your heart rate, though, and why does it matter so much for our short and long term health?
High-intensity activities can sound intimidating, but ultimately, they are what earn PAI the fastest and contribute the most towards long term health.
Does taking 10,000 steps a day really equate to good health? And how does it compare with other goals, such as earning 100 PAI per week?
The PAI Health app provides a much more granular and detailed look at the activities you do, recognizing any effort you put in as long as it gets your heart pumping. PAI is personalized to you - your resting and maximum heart rate, age, sex, and body's response to exercise - so the moderate and vigorous activity zones will be customized to you.
It can be tough to know how your heart rate impacts your overall health and fitness on a day to day basis. It can take weeks, sometimes even months, to notice a physical change. The PAI Health app lets us better understand our heart rate zones, turning heart rate information into valuable insights - your PAI Score - for long-term health.