What your resting heart rate reveals about your longevity

Eating less red meat, reducing sodium, getting plenty of light exercise: Most health-conscious people are familiar with ways they can reduce their risk of heart disease.

But according to a recent study, there might be a risk factor that’s under the radar for many adults.

As reported by Science Daily, the medical journal Open Heart has published a study that found that men in their 50s who have a resting heart rate of 75 beats per minute or higher are twice as likely to die of heart disease within 11 years than peers with a resting rate of 55 bpm

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