I am a 36 year old male and my restin heart rate for as long as I can remember (teen years) my resting heart rate has been low. I mean in the 38-48 bpm range. My question is this, I work out and run, but not an abnormal amount and I am by no means a world class athlete, so is this something I should worry about. When I work out my heart rate rises and falls as it should, but I was just wondering if this is something I should be concerned about...thanks
I heard of a swiss biker that came to my cardio doc with a rate around 20 bpm. I don't think that I would worry about your low rate. If I did worry, I would ask a cardio doc. Jim Ryan the miler had a resting heart rate in the low 70s and he set records in his distance. Other runners have a resting rate much lower. Go figure.
I am 53 years old and am in good health. I also am not a world class runner etc. I do walk 2-3 each week and live at 5000 feet elevation. My resting heart rate is 42-46. During the night when sleeping the rate can drop to as low as 37.
I have been having trouble sleeping...it may be a result of my heart rate going to low.... I am currently getting a doc to look at my a little closer.
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