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Resting Heart Rate: What Is It and How to Measure It

Posted by Eskaton on Feb 21, 2017 1:41:16 PM

Resting Heart Rate (RHR) is the number of times that your heart beats per minute when you’re awake and relaxed.  A normal RHR for adults is 60-100 beats a minute. Studies show that the lower your RHR, the better your cardiovascular fitness, and the longer you may live.

How to measure your RHR:

Upon waking up and before getting out of bed count the number of times your heart beats for one minute.  The most convenient site to measure your pulse is your radical artery in your inner wrist.

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Do this for 3 days in a row for the most accurate results.

4 Reasons to track your RHR:

  1. It’s a good gauge of cardiovascular health.
  2. It helps you track your fitness level.
  3. It may alert you to illness or health issues.
  4. It can help you avoid overtraining.

Topics: Wellness Tips