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Old 01-15-2008, 08:15 PM
 
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I think a low one is a pretty good indication of being in good health. Nice thing to shoot for if not...

For me...

RHR - 54
average BP (blood pressure) 94/75
cholesterol 169
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Old 01-16-2008, 09:45 PM
 
Location: Lake Forest, CA
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RHR = upper 40s.
Cholesterol = about 150.
BP = 125 / 70.
Age = 53.
6'1", 185#.

BP is what I keep a close eye on. Avoid salty food, no junk food, no caffeine, no margarine or veg oil (olive oil is good). Relax and do some deep breathing. I bike ride or jog almost every day. Can't remember when I was sick the last time, it was many years ago.
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Old 01-16-2008, 10:55 PM
 
Location: Woods of Missouri with many Critters
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RHR - 60 bpm Pacemaker takes care of that!!! Used to be anywhere from 36 to 40.

all else okay (for now)
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Old 01-17-2008, 02:30 PM
 
Location: GA
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RHR- between 75-85
Avg BP- 135/ 75-100
Cholesterol- err....I have no clue ^^;
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Old 01-17-2008, 03:13 PM
 
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RHR = upper 40s.
Cholesterol = about 150.
BP = 125 / 70.
Age = 53.
6'1", 185#.

BP is what I keep a close eye on. Avoid salty food, no junk food, no caffeine, no margarine or veg oil (olive oil is good). Relax and do some deep breathing. I bike ride or jog almost every day. Can't remember when I was sick the last time, it was many years ago.
Steller. Really great numbers.

I hardly ever get sick either. Maybe a cold once a year, if that. Last time I had the flu was in 1999. But I'm afraid to mention it, like I'll jinx myself or something, honestly. And once I mentioned I hardly ever got sick to someone, and then later learned she had cancer and I wanted to kick myself.

No junk food for me either... well, except I do like a bit of chocolate most every day. Does that count? No soda for me. And I agree about the margarine thing. Yuck. Really bad for you that man-made stuff. The less processed food over all, the better. The more fruits and veggies and whole grains, the better.

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RHR - 60 bpm Pacemaker takes care of that!!! Used to be anywhere from 36 to 40.

all else okay (for now)
Good to hear all else is okay...

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RHR- between 75-85
Avg BP- 135/ 75-100
Cholesterol- err....I have no clue ^^;
It's good to get your cholesterol checked out when you can, to have a base number to compare it to as you age. Good luck w/everything.
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Old 01-25-2008, 02:53 AM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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Supposedly Lance Armstrong has around 32-34.
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Old 03-11-2008, 05:51 PM
 
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Really had to dig to find this old thread. Must have been a pretty boring idea of mine...

But I had to update my numbers... I guess I'm kinda proud. My cholesterol went down! From 160 (about 6 years ago, my 1st test) to 147. Yipee! Just got my blood work done recently. All that exercise and eating right really pays off. So if you're just starting out, realize there will be many, many benefits along the way...

Updated cholesterol: 147
Triglycerides: 60 (didn't know what this was till now)
HDL: 46 (okay, not so great, need to figure out how to raise this number)
LDL: 89

Just wanted to pass along my oatmeal breakfast recipe in case anyone else can use it. I think oatmeal must be a real help to keeping that cholesterol down. I eat it most every day, except on weekends I like to make a nice breakfast for my boys (strawberry banana crepes, or homemade waffles with pure maple syrup and simply fruit jam, or applesauce pancakes, turkey bacon, and scrambled eggs...I'm getting hungry)

Oatmeal recipe (change it up to suit you):

less than 1/2 cup of brown sugar (but more than 1/3)
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg or allspice
1 tsp salt
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup raisins (golden, regular, even craisens, whatever you'd like)
4 cups oatmeal (not the instant kind)

I just microwave about 3/4 cup water till it's hot. Put 2/3 cup in of the oatmeal and let it cool a bit. Hope you like it.
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Old 03-11-2008, 06:08 PM
 
Location: San Fernando Valley, CA
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RHR = 80s
BP = HIGH on BP meds
Cholesterol = a tad high, nothing too bad, but need to cut down on salty, sweets etc.

I am only 25....6' 220lbs

In process of losing weight, reducing stressors, ridding BP meds and "anxiety/depression" meds too.
Goal=lose 30lbs by end of year.
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Old 03-11-2008, 10:42 PM
 
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You can do it Hungry for Cheese. Those are great goals.

(side note: that was 169 on my original cholesterol, not 160, wrote it wrong the 2nd time, not that anyone really cares... )
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Old 03-12-2008, 02:29 PM
 
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Just wanted to pass along my oatmeal breakfast recipe in case anyone else can use it. I think oatmeal must be a real help to keeping that cholesterol down. I eat it most every day, except on weekends I like to make a nice breakfast for my boys (strawberry banana crepes, or homemade waffles with pure maple syrup and simply fruit jam, or applesauce pancakes, turkey bacon, and scrambled eggs...I'm getting hungry)

Oatmeal recipe (change it up to suit you):

less than 1/2 cup of brown sugar (but more than 1/3)
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg or allspice
1 tsp salt
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup raisins (golden, regular, even craisens, whatever you'd like)
4 cups oatmeal (not the instant kind)

I just microwave about 3/4 cup water till it's hot. Put 2/3 cup in of the oatmeal and let it cool a bit. Hope you like it.
Thanks for the recipe - and well done on the cholesterol!

I make a similar oatmeal thing with frozen fruits, blueberries etc, I mix all the ingredients the night before, let it sit in the fridge overnight and just warm it up in the am....
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