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Not an athlete. Walk a bit daily. Diet 1200 cals a day. Resting heart rate in 50's. Why? Is it safe?

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Dr. Alan Heldman
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Heart rate

Though the textbook definition of bradycardia (slow HR) is < 60, young people & athletes often have a HR much slower than this at rest.
It is normal for the HR to accelerate with exercise; if it doesn't then there might be a problem. Symptoms of bradycardia might include dizziness or fatigue. If you have particular concerns, consider an Inbox Consult with a doc here on HealthTap

In brief: Heart rate

Though the textbook definition of bradycardia (slow HR) is < 60, young people & athletes often have a HR much slower than this at rest.
It is normal for the HR to accelerate with exercise; if it doesn't then there might be a problem. Symptoms of bradycardia might include dizziness or fatigue. If you have particular concerns, consider an Inbox Consult with a doc here on HealthTap
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