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I have a question regarding resting heart rate. I am a 41

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I have a question regarding resting heart rate. I am a 41 year old male that has been previously moderately active and over the past 4 months I have dieted and reduced my weight from 83Kg down to 70Kg which puts me in a healthy weight range for my height (176cm). Overall I feel in good health. I joined a gym a month ago and have been doing 2.5Km runs outside. As such I have been monitoring my heart rate and notice my resting heart rate is on the low side. I have a 45 bpm rate when i first wake (taken lay down in bed). During the day when resting in a chair its usually around 55 bpm. I have read that resting heart rate should be 60 - 100 bpm unless your an athlete which im not. Is this something I should discuss with my doctor further or do some people just have a lower resting bpm? I don't feel dizzy or have any other side effects and when running my bpm averages 144 bpm with the odd max peak of 159 bpm for a minute or so according to my fitbit tracker. But I am new to exercise.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.

Hello

Some people have a lower rate, but you should discuss this with your doctor.

Some people also have heart blocks. Some of these blocks are harmless, and some are more important.

So, see your doctor.

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