I have been very fit for most of my life up to around 42yrs old. Since then I have been involved in Real Estate consuming most of my waking hours. Very emotionally demanding & stressful (commission only) I have tried to keep fit but my excercise time has been intermitant definitely not regular aerobic excercise.
Over the years I have monitored by heart rate & it has always had a resting rate of between 38 to 42 bpm. I have put this down to being fairly fit but when my Father died in 2002 from one severe heart attach it made me consider my own cardio fitness.
I did do a year of distance road cycling often doing 100kms rides taking approx 2 hrs when my heart rate would stay at a fairly constant 12o to 130 bpm which I found easy to handle and definitly helped with the stress. I would consider my self to have typical type A behavior. Very competitive, anxios at times, hard to rest of relax, quick to anger etc.
How do I find out if my low resting heart rate is good or can it be bad?
I have recently had an ECG & was told that I had good rhythm & was as strong as an ox!
but I don't excersise much at the moment and constantly feel stressed out.
Should I undertake a full 'stress test at a clinic and where would I find out the best place to go? I live near Brisbane, Qld. Australia. Any help you can give me would be very much arrpreciated. Regards, Nige