Would anyone with a Fitbit be happy to share their resting heart rate?

(46 Posts)
Flockofsheep Thu 28-Jan-16 19:09:44

My Fitbit says my resting heart rate ranges from 63-67 but is normally either 64/65.

I thought that was ok until my friend said he was surprised it was so high confused

I'm mid 30s and exercise fairly regularly, but I have a desk job which is quite stressful at times and eat too much junk food.

Anyone else happy to share theirs?

ChishandFips33 Thu 28-Jan-16 19:16:23

Mine ranges from 62-74 depending on the day
I don't necessarily hold it as gospel though as my Fitbit tells me I'm collecting steps when I'm driving despite it being synced as dominant on my none dominant arm
It also lies to me in the supermarket and says I haven't walked far when I've zig zagged round the whole bloody store
However, I have made positive changes since I got it so it's fine
I thought heart rates could be between 60-80 to be 'normal'?

ChishandFips33 Thu 28-Jan-16 19:17:39

Oh and I'm the wrong side of 40, semi desk job, trying to exercise, drink more water and eat less chocolate!

GeekLove Thu 28-Jan-16 19:18:16

Mine's around 45-55 but I run and lift weights. I now know if I'm getting ill as my resting pulse rate creeps up.

DoreenLethal Thu 28-Jan-16 19:20:43

Same as

My lowest was on Christmas day, strangely enough. To prove our low key festive season is a good thing.

Mine rises when i have hot flushes though, so my real resting rate is likely to be a little lower.

Epilepsyhelp Thu 28-Jan-16 19:20:53

Mine is often in the 70's.. I am unfit though. It's within the normal range so I really wouldn't worry.

DoreenLethal Thu 28-Jan-16 19:21:15

Same as Chish.

OverAndAbove Thu 28-Jan-16 19:21:42

Are they confusing resting and sleeping, maybe? My resting heart rate is between 60 and 65, according to my Fitbit - sometimes a bit higher if I've had lots of coffee or am having a bit of pressure at work etc. But when I'm asleep it drops down to 48 apparently - I thought this was really low but I'm still alive!

ditavonteesed Thu 28-Jan-16 19:22:30

mines about 65 - 70 which I am a little bit dissapointed about.

ivykaty44 Thu 28-Jan-16 19:23:15

Male heart rates are usually 10% lower than female heart rates - so your male friend can't compare your heart rate to his if you are female.

Also its not just your resting heart rate that is a sign of fitness, but how quickly your maximum heart rate falls back to normal after excersise.

My dad has a resting heart rate of around 40 but its just the way his heart is, its been checked at hospital to make sure there is no underlying medical issue ( medical issues can lower or raise resting heart rates)

Everyone is slightly different, but go for rate return as a sign of your own fitness - see how quickly your heart rate returns to normal after reaching maximum

GingerNutRiskIt Thu 28-Jan-16 19:29:11

When I'm sleeping, mine drops down to 37, but my resting is usually around 55.

lljkk Thu 28-Jan-16 19:30:28

It's called heart rate recovery, over 1-2 minutes you can google how to calculate it...

I don't have a fitbit, but my resting HR is probably about 52. I've seen it go as low as 46 on the monitor. On another site I go on is a person who insists you have to take avg over 30 minutes on at least 2 different mornings, and by that system my RHR would be 62 or so.

This chart for resting HRs might be useful.

GingerNutRiskIt Thu 28-Jan-16 19:32:07

Mine is 62 right now but I've literally just sat down. It will go lower over the next couple of minutes.

Mrsmorton Thu 28-Jan-16 19:36:19

52 usually which apparently is low for a woman. Given that I only exercise once a week at the moment I'll take that as a compliment.

cathpip Thu 28-Jan-16 19:45:22

Mines 56, have just turned 40 but I do exercise very regularly.

Flockofsheep Thu 28-Jan-16 20:34:24

Thanks all

GingerNutRiskIt Thu 28-Jan-16 21:18:49

After being sat down for an hour, mine's 41. I think I'm still alive...

IDoAllMyOwnStunts Thu 28-Jan-16 21:20:35

Mines normally around 48 if I'm just sat around. I'm 46 and quite active/fit.

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Thu 28-Jan-16 21:22:55

I'm 35 and have a Garmin not a Fitbit.

Usually about 50 up to 60 when ill.

MrsMook Thu 28-Jan-16 22:47:12

Mine's about 53-58.
In my mid 30s.

HookedOnHooking Thu 28-Jan-16 22:50:18

57-63 ish. 40. Fat. Plodder

Anglaise1 Fri 29-Jan-16 12:28:00

Mine is 47, I'm 50. I run a lot and having a low resting heart rate really helps with the sport.

nbee84 Fri 29-Jan-16 15:58:58

Just read all these and am now worried as to why my resting heart rate is so high. It's usually around 75 - 80. It does go down to around 60 - 65 when I'm in bed asleep. I exercise several times a week - body pump, body conditioning and spin. I feel quite fit - I don't have trouble keeping up in spin, always manage to up my resistance every time the instructor says to.

I'm 46. 5ft 4in and 9½ stone. I don't smoke - gave up 3 years ago. I do have asthma, but it is mild and well controlled.

Maybe I'm not as fit as I thought! Any ideas confused

PurpleWithRed Fri 29-Jan-16 16:08:15

From NHS Choices:

What's a normal heart rate?

Most adults have a resting heart rate of 60-100 beats per minute (bpm).
The fitter you are, the lower your resting heart rate is likely to be. For example, athletes may have a resting heart rate of 40-60 bpm or lower.
You should contact your GP if you think your heart rate is continuously above 120 bpm or below 40 bpm, although this could just be normal for you.

Mine is generally 55-60, but it's always been on the lower side even when I am completely unfit.

Smittenkitten2015 Fri 29-Jan-16 16:14:06

Mine's 74, just to make you feel better.

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