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What is your resting heart rate?



  • ghudson92ghudson92 Member Posts: 2,062 Member Member Posts: 2,062 Member
    Mine is anywhere between 56 and 62 - I have bad sinus issues and allergies so sometimes I struggle with my breathing
  • Jamaal89Jamaal89 Member, Premium Posts: 6 Member Member, Premium Posts: 6 Member
    I use whoop device and my typical is 48
  • kwhammett567kwhammett567 Member Posts: 4 Member Member Posts: 4 Member
    58-60 bpm...Im active 6 days a week.
  • MikePfirrmanMikePfirrman Member Posts: 1,962 Member Member Posts: 1,962 Member
    I have an idea it's mid 50s (used to be mid or low 60s before I started doing cardio six days a week for an hour). Wish I had an Apple Watch to know for sure and my dogs don't let me stay in bed long enough to check it when I first wake up. They go from 0 to 60 in like four seconds!

  • vivo1972vivo1972 Member Posts: 116 Member Member Posts: 116 Member

    I'm a cyclist but I think a lot of it is genetic.

    I come from a line of long-lived women so I'm guessing I got the good heart gene :)
  • sgt1372sgt1372 Member Posts: 3,678 Member Member Posts: 3,678 Member
    My RHR varies between 60-70. Surprising 2me that so many ppl report a RHR of 30-40. Just seems REALLY low but if ur still beathing it's all good. :)
  • alexmosealexmose Member Posts: 714 Member Member Posts: 714 Member
    40s. Bring on the electrolytes!
  • suzanna333suzanna333 Member Posts: 23 Member Member Posts: 23 Member
    According to my Garmin, my current 7-day average is 51. It drops into the 40s when I am sleeping. I do very brisk 4-mile walks 2-3 times a week and swim 1800 yards 4-5 times a week.
  • AnnPT77AnnPT77 Member, Premium Posts: 16,724 Member Member, Premium Posts: 16,724 Member
    Well, you're likely to get a seriously biased sample, asking this here. People are probably more likely to post if they're sort of proud of where they are, less likely to post if they think it's sub-standard, so I'd expect the sample represented here to be biased toward low numbers. ;)

    Lately, mine's been in the bottom half of the 50s, mostly. I'm doing kind of li'l ol' lady maintenance-level exercise in this pandemic phase. My resting HR has been close to there for a long time, though my exercise schedule has been seriously up and down since March.

    If it matters, I'm 64, currently 5'5', about 129 pounds (BMI 21-point-something) and have been BMI 23 and below for nearly 5 years, after being class 1 obese for a few decades before that (BMI a little over 30, weight in 180s).

    So, exercise:

    Recent few weeks, 2 x 2K rowing machine 6 days a week usually at moderate steady state (takes about 25 minutes including cool-down, heart rate usually below 70% heart rate reserve), 3 days sloppy but low-rest strength training (about half an hour each session).

    Pre-pandemic, what I've done for 15+ years, obese for the first 10 or so of them: Two days a week spin class, year round. In Spring to Fall, 4 days on-water rowing, about an hour per session, maybe a little more. Late Fall, when on-water rowing ends based on weather, slack off a little with just a bit of rowing machine 2-3 days a week to replace part of the on-water, but 200k plus on rowing machine in December, so 30-40 minutes fairly energetic 6 days a week. Start strength training after December, if I can get motivated (iffy), try to keep that up until Spring, alongside a little bit of machine rowing, walking when weather makes it pleasant enough (above freezing, mostly), sometime swim or something.

    Resting rate usually drifts up a little (single digit increase) sometime after December, until regular on-water rowing resumes in Spring, then it heads back down.

    There have been phases in there (including while obese, BTW), where my resting rate would frequently be in the upper 40s. I got a unexpected continuation of that, post-weight loss, even with seasonal exercise shrinkage, I guess until my heart decided my body didn't need it to be so efficient to power the smaller body around. :lol:

    I don't know what my resting rate was when obese, before having gotten really addicted to rowing, because I only started measuring it for training purposes. I can only assume it was higher - probably materially higher, but that's a guess.

    I'd say that it takes more of a change in exercise schedule (like a longer hiatus) to affect my resting rate now, after years of being pretty active, vs. what was typical when I first started monitoring resting rate, but I can't prove it.

    Amusingly, my Garmin says my resting rate today so far is 63 (up around 10bpm), after an evening of seriously over-maintenance eating yesterday. That's an effect I've seen in similar circumstances before; it will pass soon, probably by tomorrow.
  • TonyB0588TonyB0588 Member Posts: 9,149 Member Member Posts: 9,149 Member
    Mine is in the 90s. Is that abnormal?
  • heybalesheybales Member Posts: 18,053 Member Member Posts: 18,053 Member
    TonyB0588 wrote: »
    Mine is in the 90s. Is that abnormal?

    First thing in the morning before really getting up and moving around?

  • GigibabyyodaGigibabyyoda Member Posts: 3 Member Member Posts: 3 Member
    I'm a long distance runner and mine can get as low as 48. But usually averages in the 50s. I was worried cause I was getting heart palpations I'm fit and in shape cardiogram EKG normal. It turns out I was low in pottasium causing the palpations. The Dr says it's normal more fit people have lower heart rates. Its normal. 💙
  • MARILYNENAMARILYNENA Member Posts: 46 Member Member Posts: 46 Member
    I am a brisk walker/ jjog 8k a day. My rate is 62bpm...
  • SnifterPugSnifterPug Member Posts: 407 Member Member Posts: 407 Member
    Used to be mid 70s when I was obese and unfit. Am now a healthy weight and exercise pretty much daily (have done so for the last 4 years or so). It is around 55.
  • QueenZeeIsmQueenZeeIsm Member Posts: 100 Member Member Posts: 100 Member
    TonyB0588 wrote: »
    Mine is in the 90s. Is that abnormal?

    Mine too, but I've just started my fitness journey, so I am giving it time. That's just the average HR I get on my FitBit. Also, I have an Anxiety disorder, so that could have something to do with it.
  • yirarayirara Member Posts: 5,398 Member Member Posts: 5,398 Member
    IN the 50s according to fitbit. But it doesn't seem to count resting hr when I'm sleeping, when it's quite a bit lower. I can also ' will' it down by relaxing and looking at the numbers. Down into the mid 40s is no problem. It's not useful for anything other than giving a nurse a shock when she's taking your data and the HR suddenly jumps down by 10 or so bpm :D
  • AndreaMarie1236AndreaMarie1236 Member, Premium Posts: 70 Member Member, Premium Posts: 70 Member
    Resting is 49
  • sassysmom35sassysmom35 Member Posts: 129 Member Member Posts: 129 Member has been as low as 49 and sometimes a bit higher if I have ongoing stress. It used to be way higher though...weight loss made a big difference
    Female, 42 yrs, 164.8 lbs 5'2"
    As for exercise I get at least 10,000 steps per day and 2-3 times a week I'll walk/runa 5k on the treadmill. My time is atrocious...54 minutes...but improving a little more each day.
  • scarlett_kscarlett_k Member Posts: 581 Member Member Posts: 581 Member
    51 on average these days. It's gotten significantly lower since I started running 3* a week about 5 months ago. It was hovering around 60 for a good while when I was just walking. I do two walks a day with my dogs totalling a minimum of an hour but often two or more hours. I average about 15k steps a day.
    edited August 5
  • swirlybeeswirlybee Member, Premium Posts: 492 Member Member, Premium Posts: 492 Member
    As low as 40 but on average it's in the mid-50's.
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