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Quick Fitness Tips: Resting Heart Rate

Posted Aug 03 2010 3:15am

Your resting heart rate (RHR) often reflects improvements in your cardiovascular fitness. It’s a good idea to monitor your resting heart rate periodically so you know if it is changing over time.  A decrease in RHR will normally represent an improvement in your fitness level. Keep reading to learn how to determine your RHR.

To determine your RHR, take your pulse right after you wake-up (before you get out of bed and ideally not after being awoken by an alarm clock). Count your pulse for one full minute to get the RHR. Take your pulse on three separate mornings and calculate the average.

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