Our heart has a special ability to regulate its beating in accordance with our activities. While exercising it beats faster and while resting it beats at a lower frequency. The number of times our heartbeats per minute is known as Resting Heart Rate (RHR). It can act as a very important indicator of our cardiac health.
A normal RHR range lies within 60 to 100. People whose rate of heart beating per minute is less than 60 mean that they are physically active and their heart is working properly. But if RHR is lower than 50 then the condition can be alarming. As per the medical experts, a person has RHR below 50 and is also plagued with headache, then it can be an indication of malfunctioning in the electric pathway in the heart. In such a condition, a person should immediately seek medical attention.
On the other hand, Resting Heart Rate breaching over 100 can also be signs of some underlying ailments. It is usually an indication of infection or other problems, like heart arrhythmia, related to the heart.
Our heartbeat also tells us about our aerobic capacity. The rate at which it beats when functioning at its peak indicates our physical health. A higher rate of heartbeats while performing physical activities can mean a lower risk of developing heart-related problems.
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