Explained: What Is a Good Resting Heart Rate?


The number of times your heart beats per minute while you are at rest, such as when you are relaxed, sitting, or lying down, is known as your resting heart rate, also known as your pulse. (Source: healthdirect)

Adults typically have a resting heart rate of 60 to 100 beats per minute. A lower resting heart rate typically indicates that your heart is healthier and more efficient. 

Your heart pumps blood and oxygen throughout your body, so if your heart is having problems, the rest of your body will also be affected.  (Source: tricitymed)

The regularity and rate of your resting heart rate can reveal information about your cardiovascular health.

If you experience irregular heartbeats and weariness, vertigo, confusion, or an inability to exercise, it may indicate a more serious problem.

Because exercise has been shown to lower heart rates, athletes have lower heart rates. 

Additionally, you don't need to run a marathon to see improvements; Starting small by adding 30 minutes of daily walking or another low-impact exercise to your schedule is a wonderful idea.

Relaxation exercises can also be beneficial. Now is the perfect moment to give yoga or meditation a try if you've ever been curious about it.

According to experts, using relaxation techniques can significantly lower elevated resting heart rates.