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Day 11 - Heart Rate

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Hi All,

     I’m currently on Day 11 of my Whole 30. Prior to beginning my resting heart rate had been hovering around 61. Over the last days is dropped down to 50, even dipping to 38 while I was sleeping. Has anyone else experienced such a rapid reduction in resting heart rate? Should I be worried (these sorts of things tend to trigger my anxiety). Oh, and for reference I take a strength/HIIT class three days a week and am moderately active the rest of the week. 

Thanks!

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As long as you're feeling fine, having a slow resting heart rate is usually not a cause for concern. But if you're experiencing lightheadedness, dizziness, fainting, confusion, shortness of breath, or generally feeling like you don't have enough energy, you should bring it up with your doctor sooner rather than later. 

If you're feeling alright, but worried, maybe give your doctor a call and see if they want you to come in? 

Exercising regularly also lowers your RHR. I'm "overweight" but exercise 5-6 times per week and I just checked my heart rate sitting at my desk and it was 58. 

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