What Is a Healthy Resting Heart Rate?
By Stevie Lyn Smith, MS, RDN, CSSD, CDN, February 8, 2022
Resting heart rate (RHR) is the number of times your heart beats per minute (bpm) while at complete rest—measured either when sitting or laying down for a period of several minutes. RHR is a metric that is a useful tool as a predictor of both overall health and fitness level. Here’s everything you need to know about a healthy resting heart rate.