Check Your Heart Rhythm?

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by Ride, 7 Aug 2012.

  1. Ride

    Ride Active Member

    Location:
    The Devil's Isles
    Apparently commuters are putting their lives in even greater risk. The motorist are slowly exacting a cruel punishment upon us with each firing of their fossil fueled pistons.

    [ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-19093308 ]

    Ride
     
  2. Drago

    Drago Guru

    I saw that. Interesting, and a little worrying.

    I wonder how it might affect us cycling round with our tickers pumping hard?
     
  3. Peowpeowpeowlasers

    Peowpeowpeowlasers Well-Known Member

    Not as much as the slowly-getting-fatter motorists breathing the same fumes through their car's air circulation system.
     
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  4. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Bdump Bdump Bdump - nope, mine's fine, still working ! :tongue:
     
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  5. skudupnorth

    skudupnorth Cycling Skoda lover

    Location:
    Astley,Manchester
    I'm on a nice tickover too ! When i did my first aid course we had to check for pulse rates ect and mine was half the rate of the 18 year old lad who had definatly not done any excercise......not bad seeing i was over double his age !
     
  6. phil_hg_uk

    phil_hg_uk I am not a member, I am a free man !!!!!!

    and the rest :giggle:
     
  7. skudupnorth

    skudupnorth Cycling Skoda lover

    Location:
    Astley,Manchester
    Only a ickle bit !:whistle:
     
  8. phil_hg_uk

    phil_hg_uk I am not a member, I am a free man !!!!!!

    Depends on your definition of ickle ;) not like me, a picture of youth :angel:
     
  9. skudupnorth

    skudupnorth Cycling Skoda lover

    Location:
    Astley,Manchester
    Cough !
     
  10. Drago

    Drago Guru

    Perhaps a "what's your resting heart rate" thread? Some of these pro racers are sub 30!
     
  11. dave r

    dave r Dunking Diddy Dave Pedalling Pensioner

    Location:
    Holbrooks Coventry
    As I sit here at my computer mines nice and steady at 55 bpm, are we sure they aren't over stating this, I've been cycling for over 40 years and I'm OK.
     
  12. derrick

    derrick The Glue that binds us together.

    Mines working normally again.:whistle:
     
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  13. slowmotion

    slowmotion Quite dreadful

    Location:
    lost somewhere
    When I first tried my Polar HRM, my resting heart rate was about 60 bpm and I was dead chuffed. Never managed anything like that since. Do you think I might have entered the wrong wheel circumference?
     
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  14. Reiver

    Reiver Ribbit Ribbit

    Maybe, but I think there are some out there that are so enraged at the sight of a cyclist who could possibly hold them up for a whole two seconds, that it is they who are in greater danger of a coronary than us.
     
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  15. Reiver

    Reiver Ribbit Ribbit

    I would often find trying to get my heart rate lower could be quite counter productive; I would be lying there willing it to go below 50 and it would inexplicably rise to 60, which would be a little annoying - now it's at 70, the F word starts to enter my thoughts and its up to 80.... soon I would find myself lying on the bed with a resting heart rate of a 106 with a great desire to start head butting things.
     
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