What are HRV Baseline Range Trends?
Since HRV is a very sensitive measure, day-to-day fluctuations do not always indicate changes in your overall health. That’s why we provide you with your weekly and monthly HRV trends on the HRV Analytics Page. We track the changes in your HRV Baseline Range and clearly display the direction and trends of your Baseline Range.
Positive Change in HRV Baseline Trends
If you are taking steps to improve your overall health and fitness level, you should see your HRV Baseline Range gradually increase, both in range and value. An increase in your HRV Baseline Range can be a sign that you are becoming more resilient to different forms of life stressors and exercise.
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Negative Change in HRV Baseline Trends
A consistent trend below your typical HRV Baseline Range is something to watch closely. It can mean many things and is likely a combination of a few of the following: lack of sleep, overtraining, possible illness, poor diet, prolonged stress, or dehydration.
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