A 45-year-old member asked:
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why has my average resting heart rate increased so much at 60? used to be 48.

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Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Deconditioning: Many variable resting heart rate usually reflects level of fitness.
Answered on Jul 12, 2012

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Dr. Jimmy Bowen
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Heart rate: Lack of efficiency due to lack of cardiovascular fitness, use of stimulants such as caffeine, possible disease such as hyperthyroidism or anemia.
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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Heart rate: If you are otherwise well, the resting rate of 48 is not a cause for concern.
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Dr. James Strader
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Probably 50-70: Depends on how much exercise /physical activity he gets. But a true resting hr for the average adolescent male probably runs 50-70. For those who ... Read More
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