STATES CHRONICLE – A recent study conducted at the Qingdao University on China shows that a higher resting heart rate indicates premature death.
The study was published in CMAJ, a Canadian Medical Journal and according to its findings a pulse of more than 80 beats per minute may indicate a higher risk of death. About 45% higher to be precise. Whereas, a heart rate of 60-80 indicated only 21% increased risk.
In general, a high resting heart rate is not necessarily a risk factor. However, an elevated pulse shows that you may have a poor health. The study showed that the risk of mortality increases along with every ten beats per minute.
Therefore, you should pay your heart rate more attention in order to help you monitor your health status. Moreover, if your pulse is higher, you should start exercising or, in any case, find yourself a physical activity to do regularly, as it will help lower your resting heart rate.
Now you’ll be thinking ‘if I go running my pulse will go crazy’. Maybe, but that’s normal. It’s important that you have a normal pulse while you simply sit and do nothing. If in that case, your pulse is elevated than you should take measures.
Everyone recommends exercising as being good for your health. However, many people just see it as a means of losing weight. Although in some cases losing weight could indeed help with your health problems, you should take care of any aspect of your body, both on the outside and on the inside.
Your organs need blood and oxygen to properly function. Physical activity, whether is running, boxing, playing football, dancing or simply walking will get your blood circulating which will help your heart as well as other organs work smoothly.
So, remember, if you take your pulse and your resting heart rate seems a bit higher than usual, it could indicate a health problem so you might want to get checked. If that is not the case, then you should still improve your lifestyle and health through exercise in order to reach a normal resting heart rate. If you’re your pulse looks fine, you’re probably among the few who actually live healthy. Keep it up.
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