Resting heart rate, HRrest
A person’s resting heart rate (HRrest) is the lowest number of heart beats per minute (bpm) when fully relaxed and without distractions.
Age, fitness level, genetics, health status and gender affect the HRrest. HRrest is decreased as the result of cardiovascular conditioning.
A normal value for an adult is 60-80 bpm, but for top athletes it can be below 30 bpm. An exceptionally high HRrest can be a sign of over-exertion or illness.