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      06-29-2019, 04:16 PM   #1
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Your natural resting heart rate

Mine used to be around 60 beats per min, but I've been under a lot of stress lately so it's more like around 72 beats per min now. I am trying to figure out how to go back to where it was even with the added stress.
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Work on reducing stress, or at least your response and internalization of it. Yoga, meditation are good starting points for many.
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I've been trying to eat only tofu, no meat or very little. Also I've been trying to eat a lot more vegetables. I found that eating lots of salad helps to cool me down quite a bit. Not sure what's the magic in salad but it by far has that "calming down" affect more than any other type of vegetables.

Swimming is not an option since I either have to build a swimming pool or having join a fitness club which I don't really time after work. Yoga is not my thing and to be honest, I don't think it will help me personally.
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      06-29-2019, 05:16 PM   #7
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Meditation, just siting somewhere and focusing on lowering your heart rate.

No doubt fruit and veggies calm me down, I even think I get a buzz from peaches

But walking and push-ups are great exercises
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      06-29-2019, 06:11 PM   #8
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If you can reduce the stress, that would be the immediate starting point. I've been under some intense stress for a while...read....years. Recently, I was able to take care of one of the big stressors in my life. That was just over a month ago. Since then, I've gained 10 lbs in a month and the weight I've been able to push in my workouts at the gym have shot up too. I had one of the regulars ask me if I was juicing....

Reduce the stress!
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Try slow (aim for 3 to 4 full breaths per minute) deep breathing for 10 minutes a day. You should see both an immediate drop in heart rate and bp, as well as a lasting effect after doing it for several days.
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To repeat what’s already been stated, please try to reduce the stress and aim to keep matters in perspective. For example, I think back to all the things that I use to worry about; or that stressed me; or that I let bother me, and more often than not, it was wasted energy on my part. When you become immune to the opinions and actions of others, you are able to eliminate a lot of stress in your life.

Heed the advice given here. Eat healthy. Exercise. Keep alcohol consumption to a minimum. Watch comedies. Engage in a hobby to keep your mind occupied.

Finally, if you are already stressed, the last thing you need is even more stress from worrying about your heart rate. Don’t fixate on measuring your heart rate; try to do it sparingly, and when you FEEL relaxed.

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Lol OP I'm a Doc, you're fine. Normal HR is 60-100 and is different in every individual. As long as you are in that range you're OK. Generally, more active people have a HR on the lower end of that spectrum or even below it. So if you are truly concerned you could get more active? To my knowledge there's no clinical studies suggesting that a resting HR of 70 instead of 60 harms your health.

Stuff you should worry about: blood pressure, snoring/poor sleep quality, high cholesterol, high glucose levels, being overweight, low exercise, etc.
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When I was running regularly my resting heart rate was 48. I was running 6 miles every other day.
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...Donít fixate on measuring your heart rate; try to do it sparingly, and when you FEEL relaxed.
Exactly this 100%. Do as others have mentioned but avoid constantly measuring your heart rate.
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Mine is in the low 40's at rest.
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I'm typically in the low to mid 50's at rest.

But what I think is more important is how fast your heart rate drops back to normal after exertion.

I get my heart rate up pretty high during cardio, then see how fast it drops back down during my cool-down period. Right now, I see differences of 60+ beats a minute in just about 3 minutes of cool down time.
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In thru the nose, out thru the mouth. Enjoy it! Know that you die with each exhalation, but each inhalation restores your life. Just sit and watch life go past, in thru the nose, out thru the mouth.

Stress isn't the issue: your reaction to stress is.


Yoga is something I wish I had found DECADES before I did. While there is a physical component of it, the most important part is mental. The most difficult part of yoga (besides the hawt/not chick in front of you in LuLus) is being able to NOT compete with those around you, and LISTEN to what your body tells you is good for TODAY.
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I've been trying to eat only tofu, no meat or very little. Also I've been trying to eat a lot more vegetables. I found that eating lots of salad helps to cool me down quite a bit. Not sure what's the magic in salad but it by far has that "calming down" affect more than any other type of vegetables.

Swimming is not an option since I either have to build a swimming pool or having join a fitness club which I don't really time after work. Yoga is not my thing and to be honest, I don't think it will help me personally.
If you are looking for something different to try aside from swimming or Yoga....I recommend Tai Chi.

I used to do classes, but you can learn the movements from and good video. Yang style Tai Chi is just a form comprised of slightly more than 100 movements that flow from one to the other.

You can do it in less than 20 minutes per day, and it's really good in helping you develop your breathing and finding your "center". After awhile, the breathing becomes second nature.

It's called moving meditation for a good reason!
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My current resting heart rate is 44. Been in the gym consistently for the last 5 years 3-4 times a week with a trainer and running 5kms on the side. Before I started to take my health seriously, my resting heart rate was 66 and I was 45 lbs heavier. Iím in the best shape of my life at age 46 now.
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Played soccer and ran for the first 27 years of my life (played 6 days a week and ran 7) and my resting hr used to be 45.

Haven't been able to run or play soccer for the last 6 1/2 years thanks to knee issues but it's currently at 52. I'm in the gym 6-7 days a week and eat very healthy.
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My resting HR is around 65, and I'm a phat, unhealthy Mofo. As the doc above said, don't worry too much about it, live your life, just do you, and be confident in what you do/your decisions.
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