We have all used heart rate monitors, smartwatches, and the two-finger approach to increase our heart rate while exercising. Did you know that exercising improves resting heart rate and health? Here are the facts regarding resting heart rate and how to reduce it with exercise.

The American Heart Association defines a resting heart rate as the number of times your heart beats per minute at rest. This number should be substantially lower than if you were active or moving since the heart pumps the least quantity of blood you require. Zaka Khan, MD, a board-certified cardiologist with Cardioclinic, says a lower heart rate is usually associated with better health or more exercise. Read the article.