Breaths per minute

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  1. Dagless macrumors Core

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    Was reading in the paper that a healthy set of adult lungs should pull in 10-15 breaths a minute whilst resting. Counted mine and got 6, even though I don't do much exercise these days though I'm never out of breath.

    Yourselvesssss?
     
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    I have 12 hairs on my big toe on my left foot and 15 on my right. :p
     
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    Breathing is one of those things that becomes much harder if you think about it. Now you've started this thread, you could be held responsible for the death of others.

    I hope you're happy :mad:

    And 15,473,672,334,123 on just one of your palms :p
     
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    I just counted for 3 minutes and it was exactly 12 per minute for each of those minutes.

    When I first tried I couldn't stop coughing so it shot up to 24 but I discounted that due to the illness.
     
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    I average around 8 or 9 ish. I have asthma though *thanks mom*
     
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    I run around 7 p/m. Counted for 3 minutes and took an average.
     
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    I'm a first year nursing student, and we covered this last week. Normal for an adult is between 12 and 20 BPM.
     
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    I got 16. I heard that it should take about 5 seconds for each breath.

    Seriously... 6 ?
     
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    I've always had a slow breathing rate but I can't run for too long without getting tired our or anything beneficial like that. Just tried again (first was in the morning) and got 9. That's a little more human :p
     
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    18 for me, unless I'm sleeping, then it can drop to (0) but not for very long.

    Sleep apnea :D
     
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    I got 12. that means I am twice as alive as you!!! Nananana booboo:p
     
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    Interesting thread, I looked at it earlyier, then it played on my mind, and as it's a bit boring here at work I decided to get the old stopwatch out, I get 13 ,tried it 3 times and got 13 :confused: each time, (is that lucky or unlucky) so that's killed a few minutes just another 7 hours to waste till i can go home.............................. wonder how many ceiling tiles there are in here :eek:
     
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    Not quite Sherlock.

    That means you will expire earlier than him. :p
     
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    If I know my breaths are being counted, I can't do this task accurately.

    Men really are bad at multitasking.
     
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    Don't tell that to the women folk here, they'll never let you hear the end of it. :D
     
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    "So you want me to do what with the other hand?"
     
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    Six is around your normal basal metabolism rate.

    If you're awake, alert, sitting upright, etc, you're burning energy at higher than basal rates, so the breathing rate is consequently generally higher.

    To hit 6/minute when awake, it generally requires one to be generally fairly "Zen" relaxed. Doesn't mean that its impossible...just uncommon for most people.



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    I breathe each minute, yes. How many breaths I don't now but it's significantly more if I've had coffee. I tend to breathe shallower and thus more often with caffeine in my system.
     
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    That's actually a very good point. If you breath deeper, you get more O2. So you may breath at a slower rate.
     

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