The first thing you should know is a normal resting heart rate (RHR) will not be the same from one person to another. That’s why you must track it, and the best time is right when you wake up. Your resting heart rate is measured by beats per minute (BPM).
The average resting heart rate is between 60 to 100 BPM (with the exception of very fit people, who tend to average 40 to 60 BPM). I recommend tracking it every day for a few weeks to get a very good average baseline.
When you have a baseline average RHR, and you notice it is rising, your body is likely telling you one of two main things:
- You’re working too hard and to back off and get some more rest.
- It could also be an early warning sign of a heart problem.
To experience a lower RHR, you must properly increase fitness movement. This should give you a big boost in motivation. So come see me and find out more about RHR and learn great movement patterns to make it happen for YOU. Let’s lower that resting heart rate together. And PLEASE when it comes to the heart….always (ALWAYS) consult your DOCTOR FIRST before starting a fitness regimen.
For more about your heart rate, visit the American Heart Association.