My resting used to be skirting the 100 range. The only way I know to bring it down is regular exercise. I use a treadmill daily and it was just over 100 on January 7th when I started. Today it was 82, but last week (on a day I didn't bother noting) it was mid-70s.
I walk, at a fairly low speed (2mph), but with some incline as well. That, at the moment, raises my heart rate well enough. I suspect if I don't keep up the exercise, the resting rate will go back up.
I meant to add that if your resting heart rate has been lower and has simply gone up, this is definitely something you should see a doctor about. A few years ago my resting rate was 60-70 and even though exercising 5 days a week seemed to slowly go up. It was a sign of something serious (fluid in my pleural cavity), that I had missed early signs of.
Last edited by RealCdn : 01-30-2008 at 02:46 AM.