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My resting heart rate is 55, Is something wrong with me ?

My resting heart rate is 55. Is something wrong with me....!? 20 year old female. 5 6 , 145 lbs. moderately to highly active on a daily basis. no heart problems. I am scared. it was 80ish 1 year ago. I have very mild and occasional costochondritis....due to anxiety disorder. BP is normal.
Wed, 16 Dec 2009
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Several years ago, before I started running, my resting heart rate was 90. After several months of intense physical exercise, it dropped to the 40's. I measured it on one occasion to be 38. My doctor said I had an extremely healthy heart. Now, with less exercise, it is in the mid 50's. If you are very active, then 55 is a great heart rate (so long as your BP is good). Your heart is strong enough to pump enough blood with less beats. A strong heart means less chance of heart attack/stroke -- so good job! When you exercise, how high does your heart rate get?
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