Stayin' Alive

According to this Wired article:
The Bee Gee's 'Stayin' Alive' Could Save Your Life

The Bee Gee's 1977 hit song "Stayin' Alive" has just about the perfect tempo for performing chest compressions during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), according to the American Heart Association.

The song has 103 beats per minute, and doctors recommend compressing the chest 100 times per minute in order to perform CPR, a resuscitation technique that can increase a patient's chances for survival by up to 300 percent -- but only if the chest compressions are done at the proper rate. Read more here
I always knew disco was good for something :)

1 comment:

  1. I really love the Bee Gees! I always have this song (and many others) on my "Cardio" workout downloads for my iPod. This is my favorite song to walk too as well. It makes me smile when I walk.


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