Re: Is a 75 to 80 resting heart rate Normal?
You don't say what your age is. If you are younger or female your heart rate will be faster.
I found this on a fitness webpage:
Normal resting heart rates ranges anywhere from 40 beats per minute up to 100 beats per minute. Ideally you want to be between 60-90 beats per minute, with the average resting heart rate for a man being 70 beats per minute, and for a woman 75 beats per minute.
And I found this one from a university website:
Resting heart rate averages 60 to 80 beats per minute. In middle-aged, unconditioned, sedentary individuals the resting rate can exceed 100 beats per minute. In highly conditioned endurance-trained athletes, such as Olympic cross-country skiers, resting rates in the range of 28 to 40 beats per minute have been reported. Your resting heart rate typically de-creases with age. It is also affected by environmental factors; for example, it increases with extremes in temperature and altitude.
And from another website:
. Resting heart rate is very much genetic. Pro tennis player, Bjorn Borg had a resting heart rate of 35 beats per minute. Borg was in fabulous shape. But Olympic track star Jim Ryan, also in great shape, had a resting heart rate of 75 beats per minute.
So I don't think you should be concerned. Follow your doctor's advise to mellow out for a while.