High heart rate during sleep
I've been using a Withings sleep mat for some time now, and have discovered that my resting heart rate during sleep (71 average) is way higher than my resting heart rate (55 when sitting totally still) during the day. If I have had any alcohol during the evening the rate is higher (typically 80 average) but even if I have…
I always thought "runner's high" was a bit of a myth. At any rate, I've been exercising seriously since 2016 and never experienced it. OK, exercise generally makes me feel happier, and usually energetic rather than tired. Sometimes I've noticed being in a better mood than usual afterwards - but this has always been (I…
My first push up
At the beginning of 2019 I decided I wanted to be able to do a push up and a pull up. I have been working consistently towards both of those goals. Today the first push up was achieved! Something good has come out of 2020. 2021 will be the year of the pull up.
"Diet Face" - should we choose face over body or vice versa?
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/jenni-murray-warns-of-diet-face-8k2pkd0h0 Dame Jeni Murray has lost four stone following bariatric surgery and diabetic symptoms have gone into remission. Good for her! She has now announced she is happy to weigh 14 stone because she does not want to develop "diet face". At her height (6…
Women in your 50s - how many pushups can you do?
Our gym has put up a notice about its exercise of the week. Pushups. There is a horrid little chart telling us how good (or otherwise) we are! For women in their 50s the numbers go as follows: More than 25 excellent 21-25 good 15-20 above average 7-14 average 3-6 below average 1-2 poor 0 very poor I have been training…
Creative ways to use whey protein
I need more protein. So I bought some whey protein powder in a vanilla/almond flavour. Tried it for the first time today by stirring it into my oats/skyr yogurt/fruit. First problem is it made the yogurt go totally liquid. Second problem is it tastes VILE. Far, far too sweet. Does anyone have any creative ways in which I…