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Okay so a couple of weeks ago I got a fitbit, one with a heart rate monitor.
I have the app linked up to it so it records all my stats.
In the last few days I have noticed that my resting heart rate has dropped to below 60bpm,
and today it has dropped to 57bpm on average.
I have seen it lower when I'm at rest but the app averages it out over the day I think.
I have seen it in the low 50s when I'm sitting at rest and in bed, last night while I was sleeping it went below 50bpm.
Last Monday the resting bpm was 66,Tue 65, Wed 63,Thur 60,Fri 60,Sat 61,sun 59 and today 57.
Is this something I should worry about? I am quite a hypochondriac and have for a long time been quite obsessed with my heart rate,
usually worrying it's too high though now it's gone the other way. But I have never noticed it being this low.
I am aware that this is not a seriously low heart rate and many people have much lower ones,I am 29 and male.
I am an anxious person who worries about these things and I would just like to know why the change?
I know that very fit people can have low heart rates and although I have started going to the gym recently I wouldn't say I'm very fit.
I go 2 or 3 times a week and when I'm there I run 1k,row 2k and cycle between 5 and 10k, I've only been going about 2 months though.
I do feel that I have got fitter and my recovery time seems to be very good but I don't know if this explains the change?
I have also given up smoking at the start of the year and am on a very good healthy diet at the moment.
It's hard to tell if I have any symptoms from this because symptoms associated with it that I get can be attributed to other things,
I don't often get the amount of sleep I should so I'm always tired,
I suffer with anxiety which can make me feel spaced out an light headed at times (I have had this for a long time)
Also since I have noticed this problem in the last few days I have been getting times where I feel like I can't breath properly,
but I have put this down to the anxiety because I have had spells of hyperventilation before when I thought I had a medical problem and this is the same as that was.
I had an ECG about a year and a half or two years ago and my doc said my results were spot on and I have a very healthy heart.
Is this just my fitbit stats levelling out? Do I have a real problem,or am I just being a paranoid hypochondriac as usual?
Thanks in advance and sorry about any grammer issues.
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