Tool | BP/Heart Rate
As encouraged on Day 17 in The Anxiety Relief Guide, paying attention to your heart rate is equally (according to some even more) important as monitoring your blood pressure. Having a blood pressure/heart rate monitor handy is a good way to be proactive in monitoring your cardiovascular health to prevent future issues.
Did you know a really good resting heart rate for a woman between the age 36-55 is between 65-69 beats per minute? For men, good is between 63-67 beats per minute. Before I started practicing mindfulness relative to my anxiety, I would wake up with my heart rate in the high 70s to low 80s. I was under the false impression that because I worked out my heart rate being high meant that my heart was pumping blood efficiently. Wrong. It’s the other way around. Chart Source²