Resting Heart Rate Table
A normal resting heart rate can range anywhere from 40 to 100 beats per minute. Below is a chart relating resting heart rate and fitness level. As can be seen on this chart, your resting heart rate can vary with your fitness level and with age — the fitter you are, generally the lower the resting heart rate. This is due to the heart getting bigger and stronger with exercise, and getting more efficient at pumping blood around the body - so at rest more blood can be pumped around with each beat, therefore less beats per minute are required.
If you have any concerns about the functioning of your heart, you should consult a doctor who can examine you personally and give their expert opinion. Don't rely on comments and feedback here as medical advice.
Heart Rate and Fitness Chart
These ratings provide only a generalization of you fitness and health, there are many other factors which may account for variations in heart rate such as medications, illness and stress. For a true measure of resting heart rate, it is important for the measurement to be taking accurately and under the best resting conditions. There is more information and instructions on how and when to measure resting heart rate. Fitness can also be assessed by measuring heart rate during exercise, which is a better measure of fitness. If you have any questions, you should check out the Resting Heart Rate FAQ.
Resting Heart Rate for MEN
Resting Heart Rate for WOMEN
- How and when to measure resting heart rate
- All about Heart Rate and Exercise
- Measuring Heart Rate — how to measure using the manual and monitor methods.
- Exercise Heart Rate — a measure of intensity and fitness
- Maximum Heart Rate — how high can you go?
- A discussion of What is a normal heart rate?
- Heart Rate Records, maximum and minimum.
- see also the table of Heart Rate training ranges
- Table of maximum heart rate related to age.
- Heart Rate Monitors for sale, also ECG Monitors
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