Your resting heart rate is an excellent guide to your cardio vascular health. Place two fingers on your opposite wrist just below the thumb and count the number of beats in 15 seconds, then multiply by four. A super fit person will have a resting heart rate in the low 60’s but any thing below 75 beats per minute is respectable. If you are getting out for a brisk walk or jog most days and getting a little out of breath (what we call cardio vascular exercise) you will soon see your resting heart rate slowing down. That’s an excellent sign as it means that your heart muscle is growing stronger and enabling more blood to be pumped into the arteries with each beat.