Heart rate variability (HRV) is such a powerful tool to use to help determine your overall well-being.

Heart rate (HR) measures how many times your heart beats per minute, while HRV measures the changes in time (or variability) between successive heartbeats.

This degree of variability between beats helps define how well your autonomic nervous system (ANS) is functioning.

Your ANS is made up of the sympathetic (fight or flight) & parasympathetic (rest & digest) branches.

Ideally you want to have a balance between the two vs being stuck in one side vs the other, which would show as a greater degree of variation between heart beats.

A high HRV is a good indicator that your body is equipped to respond to stress & is correlated with increased resilience & emotional control vs a low HRV showing the opposite.

There are lots of different ways to optimize your numbers, such as:

*Following a nutritious eating plan
*Exercising the right way & not overdoing it
*Getting good quality & quantity sleep
*Staying well hydrated
*Incorporating breathwork
*Practicing meditation

Here’s a more in depth review on HRV:

https://elitehrv.com/what-is-heart-rate-variability

To measure your HRV, download this free app:

https://elitehrv.com/

You’ll need a chest heart rate monitor to link to the app to measure your HRV.

Check the app for their recommended monitors.

So go ahead & start looking into your HRV & see where your baseline is & then try the suggestions above to optimize your numbers.

I’m sure that you’ll start to see your stress levels come down!

To learn more about how to work with me as your men’s functional nutrition coach to help guide you on your own journey to wellness, please go to https://rerootnutritioncoach.com/services & schedule your free 30 minute discovery call with me.

To your health!
Joseph

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