Re: Resting Heart Rate as an Indicator of Health
IMO heart rate is not a great indicator of overall health.
I have a very low heart rate mostly due to endurance work.
Genetics also plays a part.
Are you taking your pulse first thing in the morning; before getting out of bed? Are you taking it for 15, 30 or 60 sec's?
Heart rate as a sign of overtraining is really only applicable if you have a good base measure and consistent variables.
Consult a doctor for more info. IMO heart rate is not a great indicator of overall health.