Most common causes of death in Switzerland

The most common causes of death in Switzerland is almost identical to that of the USA[1]Ten most common causes of death in the USA. We have published an earlier article setting out how heart rate variability (HRV) can detect the ailments on this list, and how a healthier lifestyle can lead to a sginificant reduction… Continue reading Most common causes of death in Switzerland

Ageing, exercise, and HRV

Proven to protect against a wide array of diseases, exercise may be the most powerful anti-aging intervention known to science[1]Researchers shed light on how exercise preserves physical fitness during aging[2]Exercise preserves physical fitness during aging through AMPK and mitochondrial dynamics. As we age, our fitness drops off faster, and recovery takes longer. Our training needs to adapt… Continue reading Ageing, exercise, and HRV

Stress and HRV

Stress kills! Two of the most powerful metrics the daily HRV reading produces measure stress. This article will help you to understand the metrics, and give you tips on how to lower your stress levels. SRRS In 1967, Thomas Holmes and Richard Rahe, two psychiatrists working at the University of Washington produced a paper that… Continue reading Stress and HRV

Using wearables to measure HRV

The validity of HRV results using wearables has been questioned in academia. Wearable devices usually adopt photoplethysmography (PPG), using the photo sensors in the device, rather than electrocardiograph (ECG) that is used in medical and strap based heart rate monitors (HRM), to measure HRV. The top wearable devices use algorithms to compensate for the inaccuracies… Continue reading Using wearables to measure HRV

Resting Heart Rate and mortality

Men with a resting hearth rate (RHR) of over 75 beats per minute at 50 years of age have twice as high risk of all-cause death, cardiovascular disease and coronary heart disease during 21 years of follow-up compared with men with RHR of 55 beats per minute or below[1]Impact of changes in heart rate with age on all-cause death and… Continue reading Resting Heart Rate and mortality

Using HRV to reduce stress and improve training

The top athletes having been using HRV for the past couple of decades to improve their training to higher performance levels. Here’s how they do it. After putting in months of diligent base training, the racing season approaches. Most athletes follow a training plan. The basic training process isn’t complicated. Assessment: Ability and event demands;… Continue reading Using HRV to reduce stress and improve training