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Fitbit - reasons for increase in resting heart rate?

CeeBeeSlimCeeBeeSlim Posts: 452Member Member Posts: 452Member Member
Hi. Should I be concerned? In case pic doesn’t show on 11/11 my RHR was 59. Today it is 69.

The main changes - holiday was stressful - no sleep, slept on couch so back is in pain, different diet, and didn’t hydrate enough. Would this all cause this big a change?

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  • MikePfirrmanMikePfirrman Posts: 1,058Member Member Posts: 1,058Member Member
    To answer your questions, yes. Usually an increase in resting HR means that your body is under stress and you need to get better rest. If you're working out hard, you need to back off of working out so hard (perhaps easier cardio that doesn't stress you too much) for a few days. Once that resting HR settles back down, then resume activities.

    If you're that concerned, see a doc for a checkup, especially if there's other things going on.
  • scorpio516scorpio516 Posts: 934Member Member Posts: 934Member Member
    CeeBeeSlim wrote: »
    The main changes - holiday was stressful - no sleep, slept on couch so back is in pain, different diet, and didn’t hydrate enough. Would this all cause this big a change?

    I'm surprised it's not a bigger change.

    Or you are getting sick
  • greenolivetreegreenolivetree Posts: 1,233Member Member Posts: 1,233Member Member
    How long have you been tracking your heart rate and are you male or female? Mine varies that much every month between ovulation and my period.
  • AnnPT77AnnPT77 Posts: 12,704Member Member Posts: 12,704Member Member
    Mine will go up that much sometimes just from one day of over-eating plus some (not crazy much) alcohol consumption. All the things you listed are forms of stress. 69 is still within normal range (generically, population values).

    I think you'll see it drop again if you get back to a more normal, less stressful routine. I certainly don't think there's a reason to head for the doctor yet, as long as you're otherwise asymptomatic.

    Worry is stress, too, right? ;)

    Best wishes!
  • icemom011icemom011 Posts: 872Member Member Posts: 872Member Member
    Mine went up after surgery, climbed from low 50s into 67-69 range and stayed there for a couple of months, then as i was feeling better, started going down slowly. Then i fell and reinjured myself, and resting heart rate is up again. So pain definitely factors into this.
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