An increasing number of wearables include the option to track the resting heart rate – around the clock! But the question is: What can resting heart rate data tell us?
Fitbit – one leading wearable manufacturer – has published an infographic for this topic. Fitbit sells different wearables with 24/7 resting heart rate (RHR) tracking: Surge, Blaze and Charge HR with Fitbit PurePulse technology.
Fitbit Resting Heart Rate: Most important statements
- Definition RHR: Heart beats per minute when you are awake and relaxed.
- Indicator of your fitness level and your cardiovascular health.
- Adult Fitbit users have a RHR range from 50 to 90 beats/minute.
- A lower RHR is an indication of long life.
- 4 reasons why you should watch your resting heart rate:
- Monitor your cardiovascular health
- Watch your fitness level
- Indicator of deseases
- Avoid overtraining
- The RHR correlates with the BMI (Body Mass Index): Users with a normal body weight have a lower resting heart rate.
- Active Fitbit users have a lower RHR.
- 15 to 20 minutes activity minutes per day lower your RHR.
Source & infographic: blog.fitbit.com