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May 3rd, 2024

Monitoring Heart Rate Variability: A Key to Longevity

  1. Monitoring Heart Rate Variability: A Key to Longevity Living to 100 Club 36:26

On this Living to 100 Club podcast, we invite Dr. Torkil Faero to discuss the value of monitoring our heart rate variability. Dr. Faero’s latest best-selling book, The Pulse Cure, focuses on the strategies to staying healthy. It explains how to use a smart watch or other wearable device to monitor heart rate variability. We discuss the now well-known strategies for longevity, including nutrition, exercise, reduced alcohol consumption and stress levels, hydration, and cold-water immersion. According to Dr. Faero, 9 out of 10 diseases are associated with and detectable by abnormal heart rate. Therefore, by monitoring our own heart rates, we can take proactive, preventive steps to return to healthy baselines.

How can we use a heart rate monitor to measure our heart rate variability? What are the best smart watches to purchase?  We answer these and other questions to help us stay more informed about owning another key to longevity. 

Mini Bio

Dr Torkil Færø is a general practitioner and emergency physician, documentary filmmaker, author, and photographer. In 1996 he was one of the first Norwegian medics to work for Doctors Without Borders when he worked in war-torn Angola. Over a 25-year career as a freelance doctor, he has worked all over Norway. He has had tens of thousands of consultations and gained a unique picture of the diseases that plague us. He has learned that the cause is most often found in the stresses our lifestyles place on our bodies. 

Dr. Færø is also an award-winning photographer, author of Kamerakuren (The Camera Cure). He has made documentaries about his pilgrimages to Nidaro and Santiago de Compostela. An inveterate traveler, he has made his way by bicycle, motorbike, kayak, boat, and car through over 80 countries, and speaks eight languages. He lives in Oslo with his wife and two children. 

The Pulse Cure has spent 58 weeks on the best seller list. It has been sold to five languages: Swedish, Danish, Dutch, Polish and World English. Færø believes that the book’s appeal lies in the fact that many people experience the immediate effects of The Pulse Cure. 

For Our Listeners

Dr. Faero’s new book: The Pulse Cure

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Dr. Joseph Casciani has a 35-year history in aging as a psychologist and manager of mental health practices. He was awarded the first contracts from the California Department of Aging in 1982 to develop mental health training for the state’s nursing homes. For 16 years, he was the clinical lead for a multi-state group practice for patients in nursing homes. He later ran his own multi-state company, Concept Healthcare, for 8 years.

In 2018, he extended his professional interest in aging to his new venture, the Living to 100 Club. The website, www.Livingto100.Club, offers a collection of strategies and resources on successful aging, and his weekly podcasts on aging and longevity continue in this tradition with guests who share their professional insights about aging well and making the most of our senior years. He is now a clinical consultant, public speaker, provides one-on-one counseling, and sells a package of life enriching resources to retirement communities and senior organizations.

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