Resting Heart Rate: 43!

Tonight my resting heart rate was 43.


Your resting heart rate indicates how efficiently your heart pumps blood throughout your body. Your pulse rate and how quickly it takes to recover to normal is a useful tool for gauging your fitness level.

People who train regularly, let’s call ourselves ‘athletes’, tend to have lower resting heart rates because their training helps their heart muscles to pump a higher volume of blood with each heartbeat. Ultimately, it takes fewer heartbeats to power a well-conditioned athlete during intense training as well as during rest.

While the normal resting heart rate for adults ranges from 60 to 100 beats per minute, conditioned athletes and other highly fit individuals might have normal resting heart rates of 40 to 60 beats per minute. This indicates a high level of cardiovascular fitness.

With a resting heart rate of 43, I’m off the scale, even for an 18 year old female, or male! Perhaps I’m a Super Athlete? 😉

Or perhaps I’ve got less blood in my body after giving blood and my heart rate is slowly pumping what is left, around my body. 😉 It’s nice to be fit and healthy and able to help others (by giving blood).

What’s your resting heart rate?
(Take it just after you wake or when you’re rested).

I’d like to add: The next person who tells me running is bad for me and my knees is going to get laughed at (by me). 😉

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12 Responses to Resting Heart Rate: 43!

  1. weeange says:

    These days mine is usually in the mid fifties and I’m a very slow runner and don’t run as much as I should.

  2. Michele says:

    Now I know what I am going to spend my late evening doing.LOL
    Love the thing about the knees. Hubby reckons his knees have got better since taking up running. Strange clicking noises caused by various motorbike accidents.:)

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  4. Serina sessoms says:

    My heart rate is around 43 as well and quite a few doctors were “alarmed” but I only had a few nurses that asked ,” you must workout?”, and of course I do. I do high intensity cardio for one hour just about everyday. Exercising is my hobby. However I have low blood pressure which is a surprise to me. But I find it comforting to read articles such as yours and know I’m not alone. Just keep on keeping on and stay healthy . GOD bless you.

  5. Steve Davis says:

    I’m 63 fighting colon cancer. Part of my therapy is bike riding. Can’t give it up. I ride at least 30 miles a day. My resting heart rate is 44. Blood pressure 112 / 67. I push my cardiovascular training and get it up to 139 it takes about 10 min of rest for it to drop back down to 52. Is this good or bad

    • lornpearson says:

      Sounds good to me… but I’m not a medic. Im sure your bike riding does you good. Good luck with getting over your cancer X

    • I Ahmed says:

      Wow! You are super-fit!
      I am 62. My RHR is 60, BP 136/87, I do horse riding and intermittent stationery bike HIIT, mountain hiking I am the strongest climber in my group of the same age but nowhere as good as you.

  6. Deborah Kinsley says:

    My resting heart rate is also 43.
    I have lost 90 lbs and do one hour aerobics 4 to 5 times a week. I am 64 and loving life

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