After quitting smoking in 1994 using baselines and behavior modification, I developed a spreadsheet for recording health data. Here is my first one, replete with original data.
You can see in this spreadsheet, that based on my means (or averages) I was sleeping about 505 minutes a night (a little of 8 hours), weighed about 230, had a pulse of 84, a blood pressure of 121/78 and a basal body temp of 97.3. Out of shape and overweight, but salvageable.
I never DREAMED I would break 250 lb. ... or even 240!
Here's an explanation of the columns of data:
|Name of the Column||What it is|
|Date||The Month, Day, and Year|
|Sleep||Minutes of sleep recorded by stopwatch|
|Weight||In pounds, and years before I got a bodyfat scale|
|Pulse||Heart Rate in beats per minute as measured by an Omron BP Cuff|
|Sys||Systolic blood pressure measured by the same BP Cuff|
|Dia||Diastolic blood pressure measured by the same BP Cuff|
|Temp||Body temperature upon awakening (basal temp) as measured by an inexpensive digital thermometer (I still use the same one, like this, to this day.)|
|Yog||Whether or not I did my Yoga stretches; 0=no; 1=yes|
|Tai Chi||Whether or not I did my Tai Chi movements; 0=no; 1=yes|
|Side Thrust Kicks||Number of those kicks done per leg|
|Round House Kicks||Number of those kicks done per leg|
|Side Thrust Kicks||Number of those kicks done per leg; error in title; this should be side SNAP kicks|
|Back Kicks||Number of those kicks done per leg|
|In Bed||How long in minutes it took for me to get myself out of bed that day|
|Exercise||Total time spent on exercise|
|Shower & Dress||How Long to complete the ADL's|
Note that ADL's = "Activities of Daily Living"
Note, also, that at that time I was a student of Karate and had been a student of Tai Chi and Yoga. At that time I developed a combination of exercises called the Dancing Tiger Exercise System. (The Aikido movements were added later when I studied that as well.)