Resting Heart Rates

Found this interesting table on resting heart rates for men here (for women the data are here). I’ve been doing these Buteyko breathing exercises to try and treat my asthma and as part of it we have to religiously record our heart rates. The good news is that I’m spot on where ‘Athletes’ should be for my age. Go figure. Never thought I would be better than ‘Awesome’ at anything! Then again, Lance Armstrong has an RHR of only 32 …

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A low resting heart is considered to be healthy because the number of contractions are lower per minute and so the heart is managing to push out more blood with each contraction. This translates to more blood and oxygen being circulated in the body while there is less amount of workload on the heart.

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