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Hi @QueenDanceALot,

 

Thank you for the info. I pretty much got my best fuel sources for my body down pat, for now anyways. It has changed along with my chronological age, but I don't have to vary far to find the healthy and fuel packed sources that help make my body run smoothly and efficiently.

 

As for my "pulse"! Been wearing a chest monitor since way back in the 1970's. Always have wanted an accurate reading on what's up with my heart rate/oxygen saturation and percentage of lung function(don't know the exact number, but know it is not dropping).

 

Thanks again,

 

 

 

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Unless your heart is going too fast for some reason - why do you want to slow it down ? What do you think that achieves?

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Unless your heart is going too fast for some reason - why do you want to slow it down ? What do you think that achieves?


A non-medicated low resting heart rate is a sign of optimum health.

”Every 10 beats per minute increase is associated w/ a 10-20%

increase in the risk of premature death.”

 

Interesting...an unhealthy higher resting heart rate in diabetics increases

the risk of new-onset or progressive nephropathy and retinopathy.

So while beans will lower resting heart rate, those beans,

along with other wise nutritional changes, one could reverse

their T2 condition & all risks associated with the condition.  

 

Love The Beans! 

 

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@151949 wrote:

Unless your heart is going too fast for some reason - why do you want to slow it down ? What do you think that achieves?


 

 

@151949

 

As a nurse, you know there are differing reasons for a low(slow) resting heart rate. I am not speaking of Bradycardia when I am speaking of my own low(slow) resting heart rate. I know better than to "assume" that everyone with a low(slow) resting heart rate has anything to do with Bradycardia, mine certainly does not.

 

There is a very substantial reason that the top athletes, when it comes to Physical Fitness, usually have 1 thing in common, a low(slow) resting heart rate. Their commonality has nothing to do with Bradycardia, but everything to do with how much Oxygen Rich Blood is pumped through their bodies with each Low(Slow) Heart Beat.

 

I really am more concerned about the volume of Oxygen Rich Blood is pumped through my body with each heartbeat, than I am with a specific Beats Per Minute of my heart. My low(Slow) Resting Heart Rate is a byproduct of being very Physically Fit, at this present time. That fitness allows me to do many things that others my age(79) can only dream, or think of the past, when they MIGHT have been able to do these things.

 

Why do I want my heart rate to slow down you ask?  Part of measuring one's level of physical fitness(which has nothing to do with their Resting Heart Rate), is the amount of time it takes the heart, after a vigorous short exercise spurt, is how many seconds/minutes, or hours it takes it to return to it's "normal"(for those that know THEIR normal) Beats Per Minute. 

 

That is, and always has, been my goal when monitoring my heart rate while doing strenuous/vigorous exercising. My low(Slow) Resting Heart Rate, just happens to be because I am presently very Physically Fit(as tested via both the Bruce and Balke Protocol, and also both of the same being Modified Versions of those Protocols).

 

These Protocol versions of the tests, also included the Pulmonary Cart, which measures Oxygen In and Carbon Dioxide Expelled, called Oxygen Uptake/Max Vo2. There you have my reasons, but should you need more? I would be more than happy to expound on my specific reasons and many Fitness Tests and the Protocols used for them.

 

 

 

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A slow resting heart rate as a result of being fit is totally different than an artificaly lowered heart rate due to taking meds or eating some certain chemicals. Slowing your heart rsate won't make you fit.

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One of my favorites.

 

 

 

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@151949,

 

I understand how many meds lower one's heart rate(not just resting heart rate). I know because I was on LoPressor/Metoprolol(Beta Blockers) from 2003-2016. During most of those years I was Anemic and my physical fitness was pretty low. I still exercised(when able between illnesses) and wore my Heart Rate Monitor. 

 

My Resting Heart Rate was close to what it is now(40-44), but the volume of Oxygen Rich Blood being pumped with each beat, not even close. Max Heart Rate when on this Beta Blocker was 119 Beats per Minute. Now at my excellent fitness level, my Max Heart Rate is 152BPM.

 

These numbers I know from actually using them during high intensity/vigorous exercising. This was over a period of years, not weeks or months, and also comes from my own personal experiences with Heart Attacks, and the methods used to help my body recover from them.

 

My experiences are in no way meant to mean that anyone should use what I am saying as Medical Advice. I will leave their Resting Heart Rate to their Doctors and themselves. My posts on this topic are a reference for those that choose to read it, not in lieu of anything.

 

 

 

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@lolakimono@sidsmom@151949@hckynut  Good advice to anyone. It's very much what my diabetes classes encourage of their patients.

It's especially important for those who are physically active and keep themselves in great healthy condition through exercise, diet and lifestyle. I've been swimming laps for decades and also track my heart rate. Earlier this spring, I also returned to ballet classes. Had forgotten what a workout that is! And am also tracking my heart rate following each routine.

Unlike you, I've never had heart issues (my mom did and resulted in open heart surgery and ultimately, a pace maker also), but my husband died unexpectedly of massive heart failure (hereditary) and intend to keep my heart healthy. So far, so good. 

 

ETA: Our son is also aware of the importance of checking his heart rate. He's 45 and has been doing so since his father's death in 2005. 

 

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I belong to the Rancho Gordo Bean Club located in the Napa Valley. Four times a year I get a box of beans, many of them heirloom and limited. I am having fun trying different kinds of beans and getting ideas and recipes in the Club Facebook page.