Resting heart rate is calculated as the average value (from 50 consecutive heartbeats) from the lowest found heart rate. For measurements that are conducted during the same time period (e.g. a year), it’s advisable to use the same resting heart rate. For example, if there are two measurements, and the lowest heart rate is found from the second measurement, it is recommended to create a new report from the first measurement using the new resting heart rate.
Resting heart rate can be either the lowest measured value or a value that the specialist has re-defined. To get a reliable value, it is important that the measurement includes normally- or well-slept nights.
It is recommended to drop the measured resting heart rate by 2-4 beats if there are clear signs that the person is not in a normal or recovered state during the measurement. This can be justified if one or more of the following conditions are fulfilled:
A) feels especially stressed (e.g. based on the pre-questionnaire)
B) has consumed 3 or more portions of alcohol on the day when the lowest heart rate value was found
C) has been ill during the measurement period (e.g. fever)
D) has rated his/her sleep as bad during the night when the lowest heart rate value was found.
The analysis in Lifestyle Assessment decreases the value automatically by 1-6 beats if ether A, B or D condition mentioned above is true.