Cardiologist Questions Heart Rate

What should the average heart rate be during resting period?

My heart rate on my fitness gear shows a higher rate even when I am resting. What should be the normal heart rate of a person during resting period?

2 Answers

Normal resting heart rate varies according to your functional capacity which means how active you are or how much you exercise regularly. The normal resting heart rate should be anywhere between 50 - 100. If you are an athlete and exercise regularly you may even have resting HRs as low as 40s