Monday, July 04, 2016

My heart rate

Most of the aerobic machines at the YMCA [ie; treadmill, bicycle, etc] have heart rate readouts. Before my trip to Guatemala, my heart rate after warm up was about 85 beats per minute [bpm].

After returning from Guatemala, I went thru a sick period during which I did not go the YMCA. That sick period lasted about two months. When I finally returned to exercising at the "Y" again, my exercising heart rate had gone up to 105 beats per minute. That heart rate sort of shocked me! But I figured that my exercising heart rate went up to 105 because I was out of shape.

Heart rate plunged
A couple of days ago, my exercising heart rate returned to 85 bpm. I thought that there was something wrong with the heart rate monitors. So I tried using several of the tread mills to check that out.

All of the heart rate monitors read out the same. My exercising heart rate had indeed returned to 85 bpm!

Before I experienced these heart rate changes, I had no idea that exercising had such a dramatic effect on my heart health.

My neighbor
A woman moved in with my 82 year old next door neighbor. This guy is really a mover and a shaker.

Here is a pic of this woman at our apartment swimming pool.



  1. Obviously, you were still sick for a couple of months after your return. I contracted a case of valley fever and it took about 9 months before my heart rate went back down.
    Glad to hear you are better!

    1. Hi David,
      I believe that I am very lucky because I am in such good physical shape here in my 79th year. I have no aches or pains and am physically active.