Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Resting Heart Rate - Part 2

I repeated my recent sleeping heart rate experiment the day after to see if I could get some better results and was astounded to find that whilst the resulting graph was better plotted it is incredible to see that it is almost exactly the same as the previous one apart from my lowest heart rate reaching 40 beats per minute.

Looks like I had some crazy dream 4 hours into my snooze and I awoke with a heart rate of 44 bpm.

What concerns me is we are presented with Heart Rate Zone charts all over the internet which tell us to take our heart rate as soon as you wake up which I did and I am off the charts as my heart rate is too low or I have an equivalent heart rate of an 18-25 year old athlete...which is who do you believe?

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