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  • hiparihipari Member, Premium Posts: 1,273 Member Member, Premium Posts: 1,273 Member
    speyerj wrote: »
    My resting heart rate this week is between 53-54. My current BMI is 31 and I run 3x a week for 30 minutes and strength train for 30 minutes 3x a week. I get about 12,000 steps a day. FitBit says my Cardio Fitness score is 34 which they say is "Excellent". Before I (re)started MFP, my BMI was 42 and my resting heart rate averaged at 66 and my Cardio score hovered around 25, which is "average".

    @speyerj that’s interesting, how old are you? I’m asking because my current Cardio Fitness score by Fitbit is 29-33, which they class as poor to fair. Excellent would be more than 50 according to my app. It says ”women 20-29” on top, so I’m wondering how this will change with age or if there’s some other difference in our stats/apps.
  • liftingbroliftingbro Member Posts: 2,035 Member Member Posts: 2,035 Member
    hipari wrote: »
    speyerj wrote: »
    My resting heart rate this week is between 53-54. My current BMI is 31 and I run 3x a week for 30 minutes and strength train for 30 minutes 3x a week. I get about 12,000 steps a day. FitBit says my Cardio Fitness score is 34 which they say is "Excellent". Before I (re)started MFP, my BMI was 42 and my resting heart rate averaged at 66 and my Cardio score hovered around 25, which is "average".

    @speyerj that’s interesting, how old are you? I’m asking because my current Cardio Fitness score by Fitbit is 29-33, which they class as poor to fair. Excellent would be more than 50 according to my app. It says ”women 20-29” on top, so I’m wondering how this will change with age or if there’s some other difference in our stats/apps.

    Yeah, mine is 33-37 (fair-average). I'm 42 and male.

  • speyerjspeyerj Member Posts: 1,265 Member Member Posts: 1,265 Member
    @hipari, suffice to say, I am a woman of a "certain age". :) I have children in your age range. It's based on sex and age.
    edited January 2020
  • iancityiancity Member Posts: 25 Member Member Posts: 25 Member
    Well, mine seems a bit weird, as in its much lower than I would expect it to be.
    I'm 51, just under 14st and feel fat and unfit. Blood pressure is always high and I struggle to bring it under control naturally and when looking at the Garmin I expected RHR to be high 60's but its not, its 52. it's been much lower though, I noticed whenever I stopped the drink it went down to high 40's, and when I had 3 months off the dreaded alcohol it registered a record low of 42 (had lost a bit of weight then as well).
    Don't know if there is any correlation between heart health/blood pressure and RHR but with having high BP I automatically assumed RHR would also be high - apparently not though!
    Alcohol is massive a factor though, when I start drinking you can see the RHR go up day by day...which begs the question why start drinking again but thats a whole other thread !!
  • Legs_McGee23Legs_McGee23 Member Posts: 114 Member Member Posts: 114 Member
    My RHR is in the mid to upper 60s. My BMI is 21.5. I'm in very good shape - distance runner for several years, strength training, yoga. I've never been overweight; my RHR has always been about the same, I think since I was a kid.
  • vivo1972vivo1972 Member Posts: 129 Member Member Posts: 129 Member
    RHR 58
    BMI 31
    Female aged 47 and menopausal !
    Fat cyclist :)
  • sassysmom35sassysmom35 Member Posts: 129 Member Member Posts: 129 Member
    Just took it lying here in bed.
    I'm 41F, 5'3" 177 lbs and and lightly active.... desk job but get 8-10000 steps per day intentionally.
  • sassysmom35sassysmom35 Member Posts: 129 Member Member Posts: 129 Member
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  • poisonessepoisonesse Member Posts: 484 Member Member Posts: 484 Member
    5'8" tall, 68 years old, BMI 23.9, resting heart rate 53. I've had a slow pulse as long as I can remember, even when I was obese. Used to laugh at it when people would say "oh, you have the resting heart rate of a pro athlete"... yeah, right! Some of us just have a slow pulse! lol
  • richardgavelrichardgavel Member Posts: 997 Member Member Posts: 997 Member
    According to my Fitbit, my RHR stays pretty steady between 49-51.

    Stats: M 45, 6' 200. Been into triathlons for a number of years but current weight is far off where I've been at my best.
  • LietchiLietchi Member Posts: 2,910 Member Member Posts: 2,910 Member
    It's been so quiet, I thought I'd bump this thread :smile:

    Any women who have noticed a lower RHR during their period?
    Since getting my new activity tracker (with HRM) I've noticed that my resting heart rate drops from the mid-50's to the high 40's during my period. (I also get more skipped beats during my period)
    edited April 2020
  • gallicinvasiongallicinvasion Member, Premium Posts: 1,012 Member Member, Premium Posts: 1,012 Member
    My resting heart rate is 59 bpm. I am 5’4”, 125 lbs after having lost about 103 lbs over two years. Current BMI is 21.5. I was about 60 bpm before starting to lose weight, so no real change there.

    I feel MUCH fitter, can walk a ton, can do a slow jog for quite a long time, feel much stronger than I was.
  • NovusDiesNovusDies Member, Premium Posts: 8,942 Member Member, Premium Posts: 8,942 Member
    NovusDies wrote: »
    Mine is 53 now. It was 56 at the beginning of last year. I am still technically obese but now just barely. I do not keep up with my BMI. I would describe my current level of fitness as fair.

    My fitness has steadily improved. It started at appalling in early 2018. Last year this time when my RHR was 56 it had improved to poor.

    Mine has dropped to 47 since this thread was first created. I am not sure if it is a true RHR but it is what Apple Watch reports. During the day I will sometimes glance at it and catch a 50 - 53 here and there, it is 51 now. My average last year around this time was 57 and that was on medication which I no longer need.

  • eatpolerepeateatpolerepeat Member Posts: 25,618 Member Member Posts: 25,618 Member
    My BMI is 20.9 and my RHR sits at about 55
  • swirlybeeswirlybee Member Posts: 497 Member Member Posts: 497 Member
    BMI: 21.8
    current RHR: 56 BPM
    average RHR: 52-57 BPM

    I don't track my RHR all that much but as I've gotten more active, I've noticed that it certainly has gone down from the 60's to the 50's. Since I don't track my RHR too closely, I'm not too sure how my period affects it. It seems like it should be lower since I'm more lethargic during my period.
  • ssorg9ssorg9 Member Posts: 30 Member Member Posts: 30 Member
    BMI-25.9
    RHR-Low/mid 40's
    I've lost 23 lbs since the beginning of the year
  • corinasue1143corinasue1143 Member Posts: 5,953 Member Member Posts: 5,953 Member
    Female, 70, BMI 31, pre corona hr= 60’s, last night hr=84.
  • misscagalmisscagal Member Posts: 195 Member Member Posts: 195 Member
    53 yo female
    BMI 29
    RHR per Garmin 61
  • Lillymoo01Lillymoo01 Member Posts: 2,868 Member Member Posts: 2,868 Member
    I must admit that I am surprised by many people here having RHR's that have them at elite athlete kind of level (under 60).

    Me:
    48 yo female
    BMI 19
    RHR according to Fitbit 64-67
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