The resting heart rate is a good indicator of your overall health and cardiovascular health.
What is the resting Heart rate?
This an important chart to watch because it shows the stress your body is under while at rest. If for some reason your average jumps considerably you may want to see a doctor. As an example of the Fitbit community forums, one woman went to see her doctor after seeing a 10 point increase in her beats per minute. She found out she was pregnant.
How to lower your Resting Heart Rate?
There are a lot of factors involved in lowering your heart rate including lowering your stress levels can help to lower cortisol and exercise and diet can help increase blood flow & oxygen to the cells so the heart does not have to work so hard.
Meditation & using the relax app can help reduce stress and help increase the quality of sleep time which in turn will help lower cortisol.
Going to bed on an empty stomach is an easy way to have a better night’s sleep and have more energy the next day.
Exercise should not only be thought of in terms of weight loss but also moving all your muscles in turn moving blood to all the cells to help move fresh nutrients to the cells and remove the waste.
Everyone is different and as we get older and the seasons change you should also rethink your exercise and diet plan of action. As we get older we need more protein to fix stuff breaking down and build muscle. As it gets colder start doing more exercise routines inside or even find an indoor walking track. These are just a few ideas but I think you get the drift.
How is the Resting Heart Rate determined?
Fitbit looks at the heartbeats during sleep and during the day when there is no activity or steps and figures out an average.
Monthly Comparission Charts
It looks like my resting heart rate lands between the mid 50s and mid 60s. My personal goal is to get all the scores below 60.
January 2021 Resting Heart Rate
December 2020 Resting Heart Rate
October Resting Heart Rate
Exercise levels are lower and forgot to use the Relax App on the watch way too many times so now I have a strong commitment to getting in a couple of HIIT routines each week.
September Resting Heart Rate
Goals for October
- Use the breath app on the Fitbit watch everyday.
- Start a bedtime routine.
Resting Heart Rate for July 2020
Heart Rate at Rest for April 2020
Heart Rate at Rest for July 2019
Resting Heart Rate for May 2019
Heart Rate at Rest for June 2018
Heart Rate at Rest for May 2018
This is my favorite chart.
It directly shows how hard the heart has to work while resting if it’s over a 100 I would go see a doctor just to be sure there’s nothing seriously wrong. If there’s something blocking the blood flow or if there’s part of your body that needs more blood it will show up here.
Fitbit Charts Monthly Comparisions