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Resting Heart Rate – 6 Facts to Know

What Is Resting Heart Rate?

The resting heart rate is measured by the number of times the heart contracts and expands in each minute while you are at rest. This is one of the most reliable ways to assess your health condition. Ideally, the ideal time to test this measurement is after waking up in the morning. On average, the resting heart rate of a healthy person should be from 60 to 100 bpm. Nevertheless, this number would increase with age and often lower in people with high levels of physical fitness. Athletes and physically active people might have a resting heart rate lower than 40 bpm. [1]