66 Beats Per Minute Resting Heart Rate
Here we will discuss what it means to have a resting heart rate of 66 beats per minute or 66 bpm for short.
66 beats per minute means that your heart contracts (beats) 66 times per minute. Furthermore, "resting heart rate" means that the rate was measured when you were relaxed and calm and not when doing any exercise nor had any strong emotions. This is when the heart is pumping the least amount of blood.
The chart below shows the American Heart Association's range of normal and not normal resting beats per minute.
Less than 60: Not Normal
60 to 100: Normal
More than 100: Not Normal
Per the chart above, an 66 Beats Per Minute Resting Heart Rate fits within the normal range.
It is great that you fit within the normal range. Generally speaking, the lower the better within 60 to 100 range is preferred. In other words, a bpm closer to 60 is better than a bpm closer to 100. Keep your heart optimal by exercising regularly and eating healthy.
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Disclaimer: The information on this page about a bpm of 66 may not apply to your particular body, height, weight, age, fitness, or other conditions. For any questions and concerns about your heart rate, we recommend that you consult a medical doctor.