matagi wrote:Are you sure that number is accurate? It is the sort of heart rate you would see in someone who is asleep.
If that really is your current RHR, then if I were your doctor I would be sending you to a cardiologist. Sorry if that sounds a bit alarmist, but if you are not exercising as hard as you were and have gained weight, under normal circumstances your heart rate should have gone up not down.
Get the paramedics to hook you up to their ECG monitor.
BTW, do you know what your blood pressure is?
Actually I've lost weight a whole inch off my waist in the last five weeks.
It's not that I don't do any exercise. I ride for an hour every day, I just don't ride hard. The holiday was around Thailand, Laos and Cambodia; most days we walked in excess of 4 hours in each day with the balance being made up with a lot of relaxing (I read 8 books and I'm not a fast reader.) I don't know what my blood pressure is, every time it's been checked it's been described to me as 'normal' and 'boringly normal'. It was last checked about six months or so ago.
Frankly, I feel fantastic. I have even energy levels throughout the day, I get tired when it's time for bed and at no other time. My stress levels are exceedingly low and I'm very content with my life (I sometimes get told off at the office for being too cheerful; shocking to forumers who have never met me I'm sure :-p).
Obviously I can't examine my heart so I agree it's probably a good idea to get it checked. Standing at my desk (I've been using a standing desk at home for about 8 months now; gaming and working all day sitting down was killing me so I game standing up) I'm registering 35-40 (I pace around a bit sometimes, helps me think.)
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