I think it's great that some people can do this. I can't. I have asthma, and if I did this, I wouldn't be able to exercise at all. I'm going to learn how to check my pulse again. I sort of forgot the basic rules. I think it's really important that athletic people learn how to do that. It's an important part of physical education. It should have more of an emphasis here. It really isn't that hard. We all learn how to do that in Health and PE, so why is it so downplayed here, on SP? Things seem kind of dumbed down on this site. I don't mean to complain, but this is a legitimate concern.
The reason people need to learn how to check their pulse is so they don't over-do it, and cause themselves to have a heart attack. That can happen.
- 1/18/2012 8:20:16 PM