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Old 05-01-2012, 11:22 AM   #13
Chris Mason
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Re: Resting Heart Rate 42 BPM; Good, Bad?

Originally Posted by Lincoln Brigham View Post
My resting heart rate has been in the low 40s for thirty-five years now. A couple of months ago it was 38 bpm -- and that was after two cups of coffee. I've always been active; my heart health is just fine. It freaks out most nurses and doctors but what do they know about fit people? Usually not much, as it turns out.
Well, a super low heart rate isn't necessarily an indicator of fitness. There are completely untrained individuals that fall into the same range.

With that said, if you are in good health and have no functionality issues then a low heart rate should be a pretty good thing.
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