Listen to heart; understand body’s needs

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    THE resting heart rate (RHR) is one of the most important health metrics a person should keep an eye on.

    A normal resting heart rate for the average adult is 60 to 100 beats per minute (bpm) or 40 to 60 bpm for highly conditioned athletes. If inactive most of the day, one’s RHR likely approaches or exceeds the top end of this range – heart may be less efficient.

    A person may notice a temporary increase in his RHR due to the country’s sweltering heat, which means his body is trying to cool down or dehydrated.

    Chronic sleep deprivation may greatly affect one’s heart health, while prolonged mental and emotional stress can also cause the resting heart rate to creep up over time.

    This World Heart Day, it is time to listen to heart and understand what the body needs.

    Fitbit, the digital health and fitness company, aims to be one’s 24/7 companion that can guide him to better health, keeping him informed and empowered through data-driven results.

    The company announced a 90-day free trial of Fitbit Premium for new users even without a Fitbit device, as people around the world sought more insight on how to better manage their holistic health and wellness from home.