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Hi
Wanted to ask a question I brought a fitbit tracker about two weeks ago and have been monitoring my resting heart rate for the last two weeks which averages out resting BPM 53 when resting, is this any to be concerned about ?I'm 42 in good health slightly raised cholesterol 5.8
I think I'm quite active I walk about 15 mins a day and go on my bike three times a week for about 30 mins each session I occasionally swimI read on the internet resting heart rate should be 60-100 BPM
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cardiology
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

Thanks for this question

This is not concerning at all

you are fine

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Can you give more information. That was a very basic response
Thank you
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

The book says 60-100 is normal but there are outliers that are normal

especially those people that are active and have a higher cardiovascular fitness

I am a runner and my RHR is about 50 bpm

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi I've paid extra again just for further information my resting heart rate is approx 53
For the last two weeks
However I've looked on my apple watch and I've gone back through the last few weeks it does not show resting heart rate but as you can see from the screen shots some days my heart rate as dropped to as low as 30's can a heart rate just drop like this
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It won't let me add files so il forward a drop box link u can view data
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

Yes, it can drop like this

especially during sleeping hours

I would imagine that sleeping correlates to when this happened.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Please could you look.at the data via this drop box file, there are also two images in the file of the resting heart ratehttps://www.dropbox.com/sh/vrurpl858a03y16/AABhchReRF8GDWL091UCBozNa?dl=0
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

you would need to know when exactly it dropped to 30. probably sleeping

And I am not sure we can rely on this as 100% accurate flawless data

I would get a holter monitor from your doctor if you are worried

I am not though

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
On this file on the 28th June and the 9th July it dropped considerate for only the space of 10 mins and it went back to normal as you can see from the data hear
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/jpp30ganqk3cv40/AAB0GfolhHBr0Ry4mR0DusQ9a?dl=0So do you think it's nothing to worry about then and the data is inaccurate and nothing to worry abouthttps://www.dropbox.com/sh/jpp30ganqk3cv40/AAB0GfolhHBr0Ry4mR0DusQ9a?dl=0
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi Did you get the above information
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
I think it's nothing.
Sorry about the late reply