I decided in early 2020, when the coronavirus lockdowns began, that I wanted to do something productive with the extra time I had on my hands- especially since there was some tentative evidence that having higher fitness could improve your fight against the virus.Huh.
Is there a reason for it? An hour doesn't seem like it would do that. I know Olympic runners can have it lower than that.
Double checked using my neck rather than my wrist, like OP did.52.
I'm going to guess an error was made somewhere because I remember it being wayyy higher.
Either that or I've been getting fitter without realising it. Which let's be honest is very unlikely.
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I was motivated to ask this question because I recorded my pulse while I was preparing to go to sleep yesterday, and discovered it was 48.
I am interested in seeing how atypical my pulse is compared to the rest of you, and what the overall distribution looks like. I suspect Gaussian, but maybe it will be skewed?
To record your resting pulse, relax (don't do it just after physical exertion) press your index and middle fingers to the soft tissue where your wrist joins your hand (just below the thumb) and you should feel the pulse.
I counted for a full minute, but a duration of 15 seconds should be long enough to gather a representative number.
If you count for 15 seconds, multiple the number of beats by 4.