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Thermoregulation is a mechanism by which mammals maintain body temperature with tightly controlled self-regulation independent of externals.  

As you get older life becomes very mundane and routine.  Morning rituals, daily schedules and nightly protocols call us all to be creatures of habit.  Like the vast majority I consider myself a creature of habit.  I am very comfortable in those days where I wake up at my scheduled time, hit everything on my calendar and unwind late in the evening with a cup of tea and a book.  This isn’t good or bad, it just is.  

In my readings and experiences it has become apparent that life is short.  If you take a look at the Memento Mori calendar it helps put life in perspective.  This calendar shows your life if you are fortunate to live to 80 years old. 

After viewing this calendar it helped put a few things in perspective for me.  Your heart rate has the ability to elevate to 220 bpm – your age.  Example: I am 30 years old.  (220-30=190 max heart rate).  Again this is a quick calculation not an exact calculation of your max heart rate. Your heart rate also has the ability to plummet, very low.  My heart rate has dropped as low as 38, 39 BPM (on an apple watch).   

Lets bridge the gap between these two ideas

LIVE FOR THE MOMENTS THAT RAISE AND LOWER YOUR HEART RATE.  

The ones that elevate my heart rate: Exercise, Sauna, risk, time with family & friends, Impromptu trips and excursions, sporting events, dancing, public speaking, sky diving..etc.  

The ones that lower my heart rate: rest, time with family & friends, loved ones, dogs, reading, cold tubs…etc.  

Life isn’t meant to be lived in the ordinary.   Yes, routine is beneficial, but find time to operate on your edges.  Find out what gets you to operate on those edges and start spending time there.  This is where you grow.  The mundane seems less boring when you are able to have those spikes dosed along the way.  Stop cruising, start living!

 

With strength, 

Colin Masterson 

Owner – CM1 Performance