Introductions and Sinus Bradycardia

Sinus Bradycardia

Fitbit shown while hiking.

About a week ago I got a Fitbit, and for the first time in my life I was able to accurately track my heart rate. The Fitbit does all the work of calculating your resting heart rate and my flucuates around 55 bpm. I then did the worst thing that anyone can ever do, I started Googling.

My Google searches eventually led to that scary sounding phrase, “Sinus Bradycardia” which basically means that your heart rate is slower than normal. For people in good physical condition this is nothing unusual, and many people even take pride in their low heart rates. However, after reading this article I started worrying about whether my sinus bradycardia might end up doing some strange things.

Upon further consideration I decided that the best thing to do is keep everything balanced. I can balance out the increased exercise by eating more ice cream, and maybe instead of hitting those 10,000 steps today I should catch up on GOT.


Also, I’m Will. Second year in the MLIS program, 5th year in the Bay Area. I do Teen Services for the Contra Costa County Public Library and in my free time I like to hike, eat, and watch things happen.