Saturday, 2 April 2016

What is resting pulse rate?

I have an interesting stuff for you today!

Let us check your resting pulse rate today/tomorrow morning. It would help us understand if your heart is functioning at an optimum rate and whether your workouts are actually benefiting you, or if we need to make any changes in your workout routine.

It is quite simple, just place your first 3 fingers on your wrist, let go off the first 5-6 beats. Once you are stable, count the beats for 10 seconds and then multiply that number with 6.

A normal resting heart rate for adults ranges from 60 to 100 beats a minute.

Generally, a lower heart rate at rest implies more efficient heart function and better cardiovascular fitness. For example, a well-trained athlete might have a normal resting heart rate closer to 40 beats a minute.

So now you know what your heart says 😉

PS - Consult your doctor if your resting heart rate is consistently above 100 beats a minute (tachycardia) or if you're not a trained athlete and your resting heart rate is below 60 beats a minute (bradycardia) — especially if you have other signs or symptoms, such as fainting, dizziness or shortness of breath.

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