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Body Temperature and Heart Rate as Inidicators of Health

Commented on August 29, 2017
Created October 13, 2013 at 6:23 PM

There have been a couple threads on this already, but not in awhile and not in combination with heart rate.

So I've been doing some reading lately about body temperature and heart rate.

1) Is body temperature a good indicator of health?

2) What body temperature is desireable?

3) Is Heart rate a good indicator of health?

4) What BPM is desireable?

5) do combinations of the above 2 high/high low/low low/high indicate anything?

I've read some and this seems like it could be a cheap and easy health marker if what I've read is true.

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on August 29, 2017
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on October 16, 2013
at 12:31 PM

I just use a watch. I haven't checked it standing up relaxed. But when I wake up in the morning and before I sleep at night it's anywhere from 40-55. Usually on the low end.

I'm pretty active, so I thought that was the reason for my low heart rate. but yesterday morning I noted that my heart beat felt less strong than it usually does. Don't know if that means "weak" or not but... yea. Will do more testing.

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on October 16, 2013
at 02:21 AM

and another PH question here on Heart Rate Variability

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on October 16, 2013
at 02:19 AM

another heat rate question was asked on PH here; Heart rate was 42 BPM; good or bad thing?

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on October 16, 2013
at 02:16 AM

@Question, do you have a heart rate monitor (eg Polar chest sensor & watch)?

what is your current resting heart rate, a) lying down relaxed, & b) standing up relaxed.

if you are fit & strong, it is not unusual for the lying down rested heart rate to be in the 40's, this is fine as long as it is a good strong pulse, standing rested should raise the pulse, probably take up to the 60's or 70's.

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on October 15, 2013
at 11:56 AM

That's interesting, I've read a low resting heart rate is good. What is bad about a low resting heart rate and how do you increase it?

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on October 15, 2013
at 11:53 AM

That's interesting. I've been paleo for awhile so I definitely eat healthy, but I've been somewhat low carb and my body temperature seems to start below 97 and stay there throughout the day. I have hypothyroid symptoms. Been adding back in carbs. Hopefully it helps.

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on October 15, 2013
at 04:25 AM

I have measured my temperature, and on a few occasions in the past it was actually dangerously low. I was a very skinny vegetarian and at this time my temperature control was very poor. This is despite eating thousands of calories. I had such a hard time keeping my temperature up that the circulation to my extremities would shut down in cold weather and my hands and feet would turn to ice. I required heated gloves just to function in the winter, and couldn't tolerate cool things even in the heat - outdoor swimming pools even in warm weather were too cold for me.

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on October 15, 2013
at 02:28 AM

my morning oral temp is now stabilised at around 97.5F & i feel good, so i am happy with this number. It then follows a diurnal rhythm & climbs in to the 98'sF.

I also made sure i was getting plenty of sodium and potassium (to support the adrenals?)

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on October 15, 2013
at 02:25 AM

Personally, my iodine supp is a bit higher than their current recs, i take 1 drop Iosol (1.8 mg) every other day. Sometimes i forget to take the iosol, which is no bother as i think i am now iodine replete. I chose Iosol because it does not contain potassium iodide, which i don't think suited me, esp in larger doses

& i take 200 mcg selenium twice per week (=400mcg per week) from selenomethionine & selenocysteine

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on October 15, 2013
at 02:18 AM

the fix for me, was to add carbs to my diet, i bought the 1st PHD book & started following their diet & supplemental recommendations.

They have reduced some of their supp recs in the new (2nd) book. In favour of more 'supplemental foods'

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on October 15, 2013
at 02:16 AM

the fix for me, was to add carbs to my diet, i bought the 1st PHD book & started following their diet & supplemental recommendations.

They have reduced some of their supp recs in the new (2nd) book. In favour of more 'supplemental foods'.

Personally, my iodine supp is a bit higher than their current recs, i take 1 drop Iosol (1.8 mg) every other day. Sometimes i forget to take the iosol, which is no bother as i think i am now iodine replete. I chose Iosol because it does not contain potassium iodide, which i don't think suited me, esp in larger doses

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on October 15, 2013
at 01:57 AM

quite a while back now, i had a low oral temp, when measured 1st thing it would be in the 96's sometimes in the 95'sF.

in my case i was seeing hypothyroid like symptoms & possibly adrenal type symptoms as well. At the time i was doing vlc & possibly calorie restriction on some days (more by accident than design), but definitely vlc

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on October 15, 2013
at 01:52 AM

a slightly longer answer, if your body temp is lower than you would like (feeling cold etc), then you need to find out the reasons/causes for the low body temp (& then resolve them)...

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on October 15, 2013
at 01:51 AM

@Question the simple answer is to be healthy and eat a nutritious diet

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on October 15, 2013
at 01:49 AM

a slightly longer answer, if you body temp is lower than you would like (feeling cold etc), then you need to find out the reasons/causes for the low body temp (& then resolve them)...

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on October 15, 2013
at 01:47 AM

the simple answer is to be healthy and eat a nutritious diet

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on October 14, 2013
at 12:15 PM

Have you measured temps or just how you feel?

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on October 14, 2013
at 12:14 PM

How would one go about increasing body temp?

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on October 14, 2013
at 02:48 AM

i believe it has merit. this is like 'old school' medicine when doctors use to do physical examinations, ask about symptoms, check temp, heart rate, breathing etc.

for body temp, getting in to the 98'sF is good, imo.

for heart rate (imo), not too low, but probably not as high as the numbers mentioned by Roddy (Peat), but those guys tend to (may?) supplement with thyroid hormone, so possibly inducing a slightly hyperthyroid state (from the point of view of conventional medicine)

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on October 15, 2013
at 04:20 AM

Yes, so far had seen body temperature indicates our health.

Body temperature should always between 97 degrees to 99 degrees which is normal one !! (may change as per continent).

Heart rate is basic and most important indicator of health. You know when we go to doctors, he always checks our heart rate by Stethoscope. average and healthy heart rate is 72 BPM.

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on October 15, 2013
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That's interesting, I've read a low resting heart rate is good. What is bad about a low resting heart rate and how do you increase it?

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on October 14, 2013
at 03:33 AM

I know my body temperature is a good indicator of my health. For years I was chronically cold, especially my extremities. Starting paleo I began to eat a lot more fat, more protein and also I began supplementing B12. My body now feels pleasantly warm all the time, and best of all my hands aren't freezing! I feel so much better now. And also, this body warmth is associated with me having more energy in general. I guess it's a metabolism thing.

I would be interested to find out about pulse. Mine has always been very low at rest.

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on October 14, 2013
at 12:15 PM

Have you measured temps or just how you feel?

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