I don’t have a good understanding of HRV. I know it’s the variation in time between one heartbeat and the next. But I don’t understand the balanced / unbalanced versus the “higher score is better” general rule described in many tutorials. Mine remains quite low, I think.
in the images above, the unbalanced portion roughly coincided with my visit to the USA for my high school reunion. Other than that there has been no significant difference in my daily activities or diet that I am aware of to cause this variation.
According to the tutorials, a higher HRV number is better. What does that mean? That there is more variation between hard beats? Why is that better? What does the balanced / unbalanced mean?
I’ve studied it, and it doesn’t make sense to me. Maybe you can explain it to me, in a way that a child could understand it.
Morning toothbrushing, when do you do it? It seems hard for me to find the correct time, logically. Do I do it when I first wake up? I just brushed my teeth before bed, I haven’t eaten or drank anything since I brushed my teeth. I’m ready to go eat breakfast and drink coffee.
Do I do it before I leave for work? Halfway through my first cup of coffee? And then go to work and drink more coffee?
There seems to be no really good time for morning toothbrushing.
When do you brush your teeth in the morning? These things keep me awake at night.
My question is: where do I draw the line? For example, i wouldn’t give up scuba diving for this. But I would eat meals from home and (try to) stop restaurant meals.
My objetive would be to stop spending money on trivial unnecessary items. For example, one of the dogs leashes broke this morning. I can either: A buy a new leash or: B: use an older leash that’s still good. Another example would be, not giving up nutritious food for the cheapest food available. But then again, where is the line?
Ive been thinking about this since I first heard about it. It seems pretty cool. What do you think?
According to my Garmin Fitness Tracking, I’m “maintaining a high aerobic shortage”. I need to exercise more, apparently
For the past few weeks, I’ve been swimming at least a half mile almost every day (half the days). I guess I have to pick it up. I also have been exercising and diving and yoga. I’m pretty active each and every day.
Maybe I need to get up earlier and start running before I walk the dogs…
Just kidding. Garmin also says I’m physically fit like a 53 year old, and they know my birth date. .
I slept good last night, I went to bed a little early and was instantly asleep. I didn’t even get to get my watch off the charger (my watch has the sleep monitor built-in.) I’da liked to have seen that one!
In more sleep news, I believe I’ve mentioned awareness and negative thoughts while sleeping, and while I remember the negativity and persistence, i seldom remember the specific content. So, I put a pen and notebook by the bed. Since then, the torturous self destructive where I’m asleep, telling myself bad things about myself have stopped. I’ve had nothing to write down. Which is good!
Luckily, many problems vanish instantly when confronted. The hardest part seems to be becoming aware of them. By the way, yesterday’s post about not sleeping was from a different source than this mental stuff I’m talking about now. I didn’t go to bed because I was upset about something else.
It seems that I’ve been meeting a lot of people who have trouble sleeping similar to mine. It seems our little quirks (MY little quirks I maybe should say), magnify into larger personality disorders as we (I) get older..
When do you brush your teeth? I brush my teeth at night before bed, and I assume almost everybody else does too. But when in the mornings?
But what about other times? Do you brush your teeth in the morning when you first wake up? Do you brush your teeth after breakfast before you go to work? Do you brush your teeth in between sips of coffee?
I’ve been trying to decide when is the best time to brush your teeth in the morning. When I first wake up, I haven’t eaten anything since I last brushed my teeth, so it doesn’t make sense really to brush them again and then go eat breakfast and drink coffee.
I also have a toothbrush and toothpaste at work and sometimes we’ll brush my teeth there. It’s nice to be able if it feels needed
I brush my teeth immediately before bed, and at some point before I go to work in the morning. I’m trying to figure out when, in the morning, is the best time, precisely, to brush one’s teeth?