Resting Or Minimum Heart Rate is an Easy and Reliable Way to Check Our Fitness Level
Below you’ll find in a few words what you need to know about the subject:
- The best time to check your rest/minimum heart rate is early in the morning after a good night’s sleep.
- It is best to use an inexpensive pulse counter. Do not try to measure the pulse on the carotid artery or on the wrist, as this will lead to loss of time.
- This index is considered by experts to be one of the best fitness indicators and you should use it accordingly.
- Ideally you should aim for 60 or less. This means that you are in good physical shape.
- I recommend checking this setting at least once a month. If you have confirmed an uptrend, mobilize and try to reverse it.
- Some common factors that may temporarily increase your minimum heart rate at rest include:
- Excessive tension.
- dehydration, etc.
For a 30-year-old man:
- The minimum resting heart rate of 60-65 indicates a good level of fitness.
” Less than 60 years means he is in good shape.
- From 70 to 75 is considered normal.
Finally, more than 80-85 may indicate a problem.
Older people and women show slightly higher rates with the same level of fitness.
Seriously, keep in mind that just one year of constant exercise will reduce your resting heart rate by about 10 beats.
To your health!