The normal resting heart rate for men is 60-100 beats per minute, according to Mayo Clinic. Typically, a lower heart rate indicates better heart function and is common in athletes.
Many things can change a person's heart rate, such as activity, air temperature, body position, medications and fitness level. Other factors include body size and emotions. It is important to consult a physician if the resting heart rate is consistently below 60 or above 100. Individuals should seek consultation if experiencing symptoms such as fainting, dizziness, shortness of breath, or any other unusual symptoms. A high or low resting heart beat along with the symptoms noted could indicate a problem that needs treatment.