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Why I stopped using health and fitness sensors

May 17, 2018 - Willem L. Middelkoop

A good customer of mine was once a physiotherapist, he told me about people asking him to "feel their muscles" to tell them how they where doing. "Crazy!" he told me: "I can never feel better than the people themselves, if they only would listen to their body". This caused me to question the health and fitness sensors I use.

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Explosive little Vespa - the moped that made me start cycling
Explosive little Vespa - the moped that made me start cycling
My collection of health and fitness sensors
My collection of health and fitness sensors
Resting heart rate no longer has any red spikes - relatively stable since I stopped drinking beer
Resting heart rate no longer has any red spikes - relatively stable since I stopped drinking beer
Nocturnal HRV trend, an indicator how fit you are, has stabilised, too
Nocturnal HRV trend, an indicator how fit you are, has stabilised, too
For sure I will need some time to get used to not wearing sensors... note the white stripe on my wrist :-)
For sure I will need some time to get used to not wearing sensors... note the white stripe on my wrist :-)
The nervous system (image from Wikimedia)
The nervous system (image from Wikimedia)

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