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Resting Heart Rate

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Updated April 16, 2014

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Definition: The number of times a walker's heart beats per minute while at complete rest. Resting heart rate will decrease as the walker's heart becomes larger and stronger with training. A low resting heart rate is an indicator of fitness

The units are bpm = beats per minute.

Your resting heart rate should be taken first thing in the morning, before getting out of bed. Find a clock or watch with a second hand or second display and take your pulse for 60 seconds.

Pronunciation: rest-ing hart rate

Also Known As: RHR

Alternate Spellings: None

Examples: I measured my heart rate at 50 bpm.

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