The measurement of resting heart rate or pulse rate (the number of heart beats per minute) should be taken after a few minutes upon waking whilst still lying in bed. Give your body some time to adjust to the change from sleeping before taking your pulse (2-5 minutes). If you are not able to take a measurement first thing in the morning, make sure you lie down for at least 10 minutes before taking a measurement. Taking a radial or carotid pulse measurement (at the wrist or neck) is usually the easiest method. See Measuring your heart rate.
Get a baseline measure
You can monitor your resting heart rate over time, writing down the heart rate each morning for a few weeks. After a while you will get an idea of what your average resting heart rate is. Once a normal resting heart rate has been established, it becomes easy to determine your physiological state.
Changes in Resting Heart Rate
During a period of training, small changes in resting heart rate can reflect adaptation processes, or just a normal responses to the previous days training load. Resting heart rates can also be affected by ensuing illness, fatigue and overtraining. Also be aware that other factors such as smoking and caffeine, and some medications, can cause changes in resting heart rate. If your resting heart rate is 10 beats per minute or greater above normal then please let your coach know, and if it persists you may want to see your doctor.
According to the Guinness World Records, the lowest resting heart rate on record is 27 bpm belonging to Martin Brady (UK, b. 24 March 1969) - tested at the Guernsey Chest and Heart Unit, Channel Islands, UK on 11 August 2005.
What should it be?
Normal resting heart rates range anywhere from 40 beats per minute up to 100 beats per minute. Ideally you want to have a resting heart rate between 60-90 beats per minute. The average resting heart rate for a man is 70 beats per minute, and for a woman 75 beats per minute.
How Fit are you?
As you get fitter, your resting heart rate should decrease. This is due to the heart 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 needed. See this resting heart rate chart which shows the expected heart rate for different ages and levels of fitness.
See the Resting Heart Rate FAQ
- Resting heart rate chart.
- Heart Rate Variability (HRV) Test
- All about Heart Rate and Exercise.
- Measuring Heart Rate — how to measure, using the manual and monitor methods.
- A discussion of What is a normal heart rate?
- Exercise Heart Rate — a measure of intensity and fitness.
- Maximum Heart Rate — how high can you go? and a table of maximum heart rate related to age.
- See also the table of Heart Rate training ranges.
- Heart Rate Monitors for sale, also ECG Monitors
- Heart Rate measurement Apps
Commenting is closed on this page, though you can read some previous comments below which may answer some of your questions.
- I'm a 19 yr old male (6'4", 192lbs) who doesn't work out but I am about to start. I've been checking my resting heart rate and it seems pretty low. It's been consistently in the 45-49 bbm range. Does anyone know if this is normal? Tony (2013)
- high blood pressure can be attributed to a slow heart rate. Who (2013)
- There's no medical correlation between heart rate and blood pressure - get your facts right! Sean (2013)
- Uh... lol... is this a joke.... your blood pumps from your heart to your lungs and the rest of your body and the amount that pumps in and out of your heart through your body is what blood pressure is based off of... if your blood pressure is low your heart is pumping a minimal amount if it's high your hearts pumping too much too fast ... maybe you should get a medical book seeing as I got these facts from the National geographic 3 d body book.... lol Erin (2014)
- That's not entirely incorrect, your assertion that others need to read medical texts is surprising since you answered the question incorrectly. BP is a measure of pressure on the arteries that is exerted as the heart contracts, this gives you a systolic( the top number of a bp), and as the heart relaxes (the bottom number) there is no correlation between pulse and blood pressure. (In a normal healthy individual this of course changes with disease process)It is the force of the contraction of the heart and the resistance to the contraction by the circulatory system that give you your BP. Brad (2014)
- Matthew Enn Sean (2015)
Yeah there is. Cardiac Output = Heart Rate x Stroke Volume. Blood Pressure = Total Peripheral Resistance x Cardiac Output. Therefore if heart rate increases, cardiac output increases, and if cardiac output increases, blood pressure increases. Check your facts.
- Guest Matthew Enn (2016)
You are not responding incorrectly to the above comment. Fact is a higher BP does not mean more blood is being pumped except in one person...Your BP could be 130 and you are pumping less blood than I am at 95. So your arteries are clogged so at BP 130 you are getting less blood through than I am with my clear arteries at 95. I am giving these numbers as a possibility that the condition of the person's arteries determines the pressure both while pumping and while filling but it does not scientifically give the amount of blood being circulated except relative to that one person.
- JSE Who (2013)
Your RHRis perfectly healthy, do you work out, are you fit, sounds like it. People who are fit will have a lower RHR than those who are not.
- Guest Who (2015)
Now what kind of sense does that make...How can you have high blood pressure and then have a slow heart rate...quit being ignorant...
- Stelgra Guest (2015)
I have a fast heart rate and low blood pressure so if it was linked my blood pressure should be high but its not
- Zallie Stelgra (2016)
It's called anxiety. Raising heart rate but may not effect blood pressure.
- Blake Guest (2015)
The heart isn't pumping as fast so it has to pump harder in order to keep blood flowing meaning blood pressure would be raised
- Blak Tony (2014)
You are likely hypothyroid. Do you have an abnormally low body temperature, low energy, and feel cold often?
- Minky (2013)
I'm 42 years old, 5'8" tall. In January I weighed 220 lbs and had a resting heart rate of 90 beats per minute. After almost 7 months of dedicated exercise and dieting, I'm now at 180 lbs ( still working on losing 15 more) but my resting heart rate has dropped to around 63 bpm. I feel so much fitter and hope some of you can take inspiration from this!
- Max Minky (2014)
Thanks it means allot to me
- Nordlys Minky (2014)
I think it will not work with me. I'm fat but not obese, and not far from my ideal weight.
I was thinking to go for 53 kilos, but if my heartrate will be still too high, maybe I will reconsider my weight and I will deal with being too slim (I don't like thin bodies)
- YesIDidBuildThat Minky (2017)
So, it's been four years. How are you doing now?
- SAK68 YesIDidBuildThat (2017)
It's been 6 months since you axed this question, do you think Minky is still alive?
- Lizzie Fleck Minky (2016)
Way to go!!!
- Jeremy Minky (2016)
Good for you! I am 26 6' 1" 202 lbs. 2 weeks ago I was 216 lbs and found out my cholesterol was 148 ldl 26 hdl and 129 triglycerides. Ate mostly red meat and a lot of sugar and junk food. I started working out again and radically changed my diet 2 weeks ago. Already lost 14 lbs and resting heart rate has gone down from 76 bpm to 64 bpm. Now I just gotta quit smoking. My goal is to get down to 190lbs and closer to my high school fitness level. I use to have a resting heart rate of 44 bpm.
- Pinky Minky (2015)
That's awesome! You were exactly where I am now.I am 48 years old and I am starting to get fit myself, you have given me hope.
- Hootsmarie (2013)
I'm female, 51, 5ft 6. 164lbs. Lost about 10lbs over the last 3 months through diet and excercise. aim to lose a further 15lb. My resting heart rate is usually around 68 -72. I've had a Upper Respitary Tract virus this week which has floored me. I checked my heart rate with an electric monitor just now and it ranged between 95 - 78. Worried me enough to take 2 aspirin
- Albanianero hootsmarie (2013)
Heartbeats get always faster when you are sick, with fever or with a flu, it is a totally normal condition. I myself have an average heart rate (resting) of 55 and anytime I would be sick or with a flu it goes systematically over 75-90.
- Mikael Vitally Vyachesl hootsmarie (2016)
take magnesium chloride ; Magnesium is the best mineral for heart disease ; You must follow a low cab and low fat diet and do intermediate fasting ; eat only two meals a day no snacks between . How the Intermittent Fasting Diet Melts Excess Weight. You get up in the morning and drink a glass of water or a cup of coffee or tea. You can use a little creamer , almond milk or a natural low-calorie sweetener like stevia, and you can take your supplements if they don't upset your stomach. But do not eat breakfast or drink anything other than coffee, tea or water.Do 30–45 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise—walking, jogging, cycling or whatever you enjoy doing. After you exercise, get on with your day, but continue fasting until lunch. Drink water, coffee or tea. Don't worry about being too hungry to make it through the morning. This fasting/exercise combo dampens the appetite, and the caffeine in coffee and tea helps blunt hunger as well. At lunchtime, break your fast and eat normally for the rest of the day. Get plenty of lean protein and low-fat, low-glycemic carbohydrates. Be sure you make healthy, sensible food choices. You don't have to count calories, but you don't want to pig out at lunch or dinner either.Twenty minutes Before dinner take two spoons of Apple cider vinegar that will help your body control insulin and lose weight on a low fat and carb diet . But What About Breakfast? Yes, this intermittent fasting diet goes against the conventional wisdom that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But the difference here is that I'm suggesting that you wait to "break your fast" around noon, instead of upon arising. The caloric reduction that skipping breakfast bestows is huge. As long as you eat normal, healthy meals at lunch and dinner—without making up for the calories you didn't eat in the morning—you will reduce your caloric intake by about 30 percent. If you do it for six days, it's the equivalent of a two-day total fast, and one month is similar to fasting for 10 days. The intermittent fasting diet takes advantage of, and expands upon, the 10–12 hours you normally fast while sleeping. By morning, your body is beginning to deplete the glycogen in your liver (from the carbohydrates eaten at your evening meal) and is starting to rely more on fat for energy. As your glycogen stores are progressively exhausted, your liver starts converting fat into ketones, which the brain and other tissues use as fuel. This fat-burning state is called ketosis. Aerobic exercise while in the intermittent fasting state is a crucial part of the program because it rapidly puts you into ketosis. Overnight fasting is a start, but exercise really kicks things into high gear. The fuel used during the morning walk you're taking in place of eating breakfast comes from burning fat, which is exactly what you want when you're trying to lose weight. Even better, if you continue fasting after exercising, you will stay in the ketotic state, further reducing fat stores. A few supplements I take ; 1000 mg of magnesium a day 2x500 for heart and arterial health ,also Epson salt foot baths , Three spoons of apple cider vinegar before dinner 'for better control of insulin and weight loss , ,,3 grams of L- Taurine amino acid every day for liver health , 500 mg. of Chinese herb called Astragalus rood powder ; 2 glasses of very warm water with squeezed lemon first thing in the morning , one red-beet a day for heart health , spinach every day, Radish (daikon) for thyroid health , two spoons a day of Raw Tahini for calcium ; 2 milligrams of Melatonin before sleep to keep immune system strong ; 3 mg of Boron mineral to kill parasites and bacteria and boost Testosterone. I also follow Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn MD diet for heart disease . Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn has may videos on you tube you can watch . If you have heart disease take 1000 mg of magnesium every day and eat a a very low fat ,carb diet and watch this videos about heart disease by Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn MD on YouTube . What the Research Says ; The exercise-enhanced intermittent fasting diet has been evaluated in a clinical trial that in Lvolved volunteers with an average weight of 199 pounds, BMI of 32.2 (30 and over is considered obese), waist circumference of 42.6 inches, and fasting insulin of 13.2 IU/mL (a level indicative of insulin resistance). After 12 weeks, the participants lost an average of nine pounds and an even more impressive 16 pounds of fat (25 percent of their initial fat mass) plus three inches around the waist. Additionally, the group's fasting insulin fell by one-quarter, into the normal range. I advise all my patients with type 2 diabetes to lose weight and reverse their diabetes using my mini-fast with exercise program, or intermittent fasting diet. You can watch Dr. Jason Fung videos on you tube . One of the best Books on fasting ; The Obesity Code: Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss - Paperback Book – March 1, 2016 by Dr. Jason Fung .
- Very interesting web page and thank you for the chart. However I am off the chart! I am 53 year old woman who was very athletic as a child, and continue to be very active as an adult. My resting heart beat is consistently in the low 50's. This morning it was 50. I have no set exercise plan, never go to the gym, but do yoga a couple times a week, walk, and do hard work on a regular basis gardening, and working on several properties. (For example, I don't have a blower and will sweep the driveway instead of blow). I can only contribute this low basal heart rate to a lifetime of being active in everyday life. Susan K. (2013)
- i don't know understand. I am 6.3, and 28. I weight 117lb, but my heart rate is 83!!!! I work out every other day for 30 min.... why is m heart rate so high? i look skinny for my size too.....but my heart rate is considered below average.... what am I not doing right? Confuesd (2013)
- For your height, you are underweight. I assume you eat far too little food to maintain a healthy weight. Remember, the heart is muscle and it will not develop if you are malnourished. In fact, exercising regularly could actually be detrimental if you aren't repairing the breakdown of muscle tissue that occurs after exercise. Work out how many calories you personally need to achieve a healthier weight. For example, I am 39 years old, 5'11.5" and weigh around 190lbs and my resting heart rate is on average around 49BPM. For you at 6'3", you should weigh at least the same or more than me. Nick confuesd (2013)
- If your heart rate is high it can mean you are working out too hard or are sick with a virus, etc. Take some time off, maybe a few days or a week and check it then. You should write it down everytime you take it and refer back to it so that you know what is normal and what is not normal for YOU. 83 might be normal and there is nothing wrong with that. If you are 6'3" then you are near death from starvation, so I'm assuming that is not your correct height. Tom confuesd (2013)
- Bill Campbell Tom (2013)
Tom, your'e crazy, don't generalise your interpretation of BMI here, at this age and weight "confused" would make a great athlete in particular a wrestler or marathon runner, (with training provided of course)
- Stewie Bill Campbell (2013)
Bill, do be serious now. At 28 (so should be fully muscularly developed) being 6ft 3 and 117lbs is ridiculous (maybe 5ft 3 yes) this height and weight cannot be considered healthy. This guy (Confuesd) says he works out every other day for 30 minutes. I am assuming he is not doing any exercise that exerts him physically or he would be craving the calories. I can only compare it to me but I'm 20, 5ft 11 and weigh 155, no free weights at all in my program, I'm training twice a day and when i turn sideways i disappear. I play water polo and compete in triathlon. I'm on 5 meals a day and easily exceed 3250+ calories.
- Emily Stewie (2015)
he or she never specified gender, they're not necessarily male.
- Nikki Bill Campbell (2013)
I'm 20, 5'4" and am hovering around 110 lbs... I don't weight enough, so I'm inclined to believe "confused" can't be both 117 and 6'3". this would be crazy unhealthy.
- Hmmm Nikki (2013)
It's not possible. At 6'4" my brother is very thin and still weighs 170. I'm 5'9" female very thin and I weigh 130. Just your bones and water weight alone would be more than 117 at 6'3". Maybe he meant 171.
- Zallia Guest (2016)
FreeSpeech:Thank you for at least stating that you were using measures as a guideline. The only thing this person SHOULD do is see a doctor. As a more general response to this thread: I see so many anecdotes here about people's heights and weights and what is "possible"...
Here's MY anecdote: My metabolism was such that I had to ingest a minimum of 3000 calories per day, at 5'9", and sometimes I weighed as much as 115 pounds.
It did vary. 110 was average. If I was actively ill and needed antibiotics, for bronchitis or a sinus infection, I did occasionally dip below 100.
I was mortified. I was MOCKED and made to feel ashamed as a girl with basically non-existent curves. On the other hand, I was told by fashionistas how great clothes would 'hang' from my prominent collarbone. Meanwhile I'm thinking, I want to WEAR clothes not have them HANG on me. Same with jeans. They basically rested on my hip bones. Why? I had a genetic issue from my father. It was hellish. He had to do the same thing as I did - eat due to extreme - healthy, hunger, but also go past that and eat when NOT hungry. There are many weight-gaining shakes and mixes and so on but I tell people this and they hate me, and here I go: On nights when I stayed in, at college (and didn't get extra calories from drinking! No "lite" beer for me (I thought "lite" beer had less alcohol. Gimme a break I was an idiot 18 year old) .. anyway, nights I wasn't out eating horrible fried foods and calorie-laden drinks, I bought myself a pint of ice cream to add an addition 1000 to what I could (no freezers). Why? for some reason I could force it down. I could also eat large amounts of pasta (that was one of my father's methods, and somehow it worked out ok with me, too). I'd say the most difficult thing for me as an 18-19 year old moving away to college, to learn how to get enough calories in without a mother around to fix many many meals for me, and throw in "convenience foods" such as frozen meals, etc... anything that could add to my caloric intake. Yes I ate horrible stuff like the afore-mentioned full fat ice cream, and alcohol! but I ate healthy foods as well, lots of fruit an the dark greens that have recently begun to be such a craze... A LOT of protein. But I still had to choose things dense with calories. There's no way I could have filled my stomach with enough iceberg lettuce... instead it would be bacon-egg-and-cheese-with-extra-bacon from a food truck :) (Those sandwiches.. preferably consumed at about 3pm on Sunday.., I never got tired of those - unlike milkshakes which I DESPISED by the time I hit my teenage years! Anyway, And my third year of college, I got a place with a kitchenette and cooked a lot (and still ate a lot of junk.) Eventually I learned how to cope without the help of Bui's Lunch truck. as cutting down the amount of junk food I relied on... I ended up with a dislike of milkshakes that I maintain even though, with age, my body has normalized to some extent. My point: Nothing is "impossible". Don't assume. People were nasty to me. Those who weren't unkind wanted to "intervene" and save me from being anorexic or something. My FRIENDS saw me eat, saw I didn't run to the bathroom, they knew I had a health issue, you know? Yet if I sat down and told you what I did in the past, I'd be lambasted just as the OP has. It's crappy The only thing a person SHOULD do is go to the doctor. Just... treat people with respect. You should not mock people for being underweight - same as you should not mock them for being overweight. At least within their hearing. For their sake. You don't know their lives. Ok the end.
- Sha (2014)
I'm a 16 year old female (5'9,153lbs) who works out.I've been checking my heart rate consistently for the past week.It's between 85-90 bbm range.Is it normal?
- Valentine marion Guest (2016)
I've noticed my rested heart rate is between 27-34 bmp is this a problem? Should I have myself checked out? I have been working out a lot this year by comparison to previous years... But I feel my rested is quite low...
- OnlyOneWing Sha (2014)
If you are concerned the best thing to do is see a doctor.
- Haywire (2013)
I'm 45, white male, 5'10", 198lbs and my resting heart rate is in the low 60s. I've been walking 30-45min daily on the treadmill fast enough to get my heart rate up to 140 for about 4 months.
- Carolyn (2014)
I heart is 133 and I am sitting on my bed
- OnlyOneWing carolyn (2014)
You should see a doctor. You may have a heart condition that needs to be medicated..
- Emily carolyn (2015)
Check that you're checking correctly. You may be checking incorrectly. Try having someone else take it or read the article on how to take your heart rate. As well, check a few times over a matter of days to make sure today isn't just an outlier
- Nicole (2013)
I am a 14 year old girl and I am 5 feet 1 inch and I weigh 95 pounds. I am super athletic and I made varsity tennis and now I am playing freshman basketball. I hope to make JV softball in the spring. We practice everyday of the week except Sundays for around 2 hours everyday. I am so athletic but my resting heart rate is 90-100. I have excersize induced as matcha but I don't take my inhaler regularly but I don't have any other things wrong with me. Why is my heart rate so high????
- Normal Nicole (2013)
Your heart rate is normal for a 14 year old. The younger you are the higher your resting heart rate will be.
- Saimadhan (2016)
there was exact information of heart and pulse rate at rest
- Menilta croway (2016)
How to make a graphical representation of resting heart rate
- Taylor Ellington (2016)
Look I'm 15 yrs old and I'm scared my bpm is 126 rest and I feel nautcious got a headache and major chest pain is this normal? Plz hurry and answer
- Taylor Ellington (2016)
Is that normal
- Taylor Ellington (2016)
So my bpm is 126 and all night I have been suffering major chest pain and nautcious ness
- Sipho (2016)
Hi,I'm 43 my rate is 45 and I'm weighing 5.4 it was 5.6 before
- Moin (2016)
What type eating food normal heart beat now a day i eating some fruit like banana apple orange stawberry and rise egg daily basis you segession sir please tell me
- Moin (2016)
I have stomach problem and gastric problem my heart rate is rest time 60 bph but i m scared very tension you have any idea please tell me sir
- Becky (2015)
For your age and the fact that you don't work out your resting heart rate is excellent.
49 - 55 beats per minute is classed as Athlete quality on a male between the ages of 18 - 25 years old. For more information on what is a good resting heart rate look up resting heart rate normative data on the internet. Hope this helps.
- Janie (2015)
I am female 62. 45 lbs overweight. I weigh 190..uggh.. 30 lbs due to hysterectomy in 2014. I am retired. I was always 130-140 until i hit 45 and menopause. My heart rate goes from 56 up to 78. Bp 120/70-150/78. When heart rate high i feel it beating and it hurts in the middle of my chest. I also have anxiety. I was riding my bike but it got cold and rainy. I just started back today after 2 months. I felt funny after 2 blocks and came home.
- Christopher (2015)
I'm a 9 yr old male (4' 5", 66 lbs) who works out sometimes. I've been checking my resting heart rate and it seemed a little bit low. It's been consistently in the 56-61 bpm range. Is it low for male children?
- Josh (2015)
Hey Guys. I'm a 22 year old male (5ft9in, 254lbs) I am classified as obese but I regularly exercise and have a very active job. I've lost 41 lbs over the last 4 months. My resting heart rate is 56-61. Considering just a few months ago, it used to be in the 90's, I feel like I've made a massive improvement to my fitness.
- Jennifer Hays (2015)
I'm a 31 yrs female, 5'4", 125lb. I use to be very fit, but changed jobs almost a year ago and now I'm more stressed and haven't been exercising. I'm starting to work out again, and keeping track of my heart rate. One thing I notice is my resting heart rate is below average. I've always had shallow breathing during sleep, and even though I never kept track of my resting heart rate, I would guess it's usually pretty low when I sleep. My activity level during the day just involves walking and standing at my job. Strong heart after all all this time, or bad sleep?
- Lucky to be Canadian (2015)
All the people asking for health advice on here is a good indication that it's time for the U.S. to have subsidized health care. People won't even go to the doctor for something that could be FATAL since they don't have or don't want to use their insurance.
- Raju Syal (2015)
I am a mail aged 49 years
my question is
my heart rate is normaly between 47 to 57 resting and active is it alright I am also taking BP medication
- J87T (2015)
I had a question, im 27 years old, 6'2 in height and weigh 210. I would cosider myself average, i certainly am not an athlete or close... I have a desk job so i sit down most of the day, dont go to the gym etc. The biggest form of exercise i do is go for walks. Because of this i would consider myself in the average category.. yet i have been monitoring my heartrate recently and have noticed my Resting Rate is routinely in the 50s range. In fact, while sitting in my chair writing this response - my RHR is 52 BPM - Is this something i should be concerned about? How low is too low? Thanks
- Jennifer Temple (2015)
I am a 44 yr old female. I do not work out and I am a smoker of approx 1/2 a pk per day or less. It is becoming more frequently that I'm beginning to notice heart rate will start racing out of the blue then all of a sudden I won't feel anything for a few seconds and then it will suddenly return to a normal feeling rate. It will repeat this pattern (not necessary in the same order though) several times before returning to and staying at a consistently normal durum. I thus generally occur most when I'm trying to go to sleep but my blood pressure usually runs low though such as a 90 over something.
Is this anything I should be concerned about?
- Sai (2015)
I had a resting heart rate of around 90bpm two months back.I recently started working out and I do treadmill everyday as a part of the daily routine.When running on treadmill,my heart rate goes to a maximim of 173 bpm.
- After several days of working out, my heart rate fell to 75,which I thought was proper as Treadmill makes the heart stronger.But I recently found that my heartrate has dropped further to 60bpm.I am now worried if I am running into any kind of problem.Please help.
- Ronny Nussbaum sai (2015)
Don't worry about it if you're feeling well. My resting heart rate is now around 48. I guess it can't go much lower :) The only thing it means is that your workouts are paying off!
- Dwyane (2015)
I am 32 years old 180 lbs and this morning my heart rate is 66 am I fit
- Frank (2014)
I am 27 years old 5"11 190lbs . When I wake up my heart rate is about 55-63 bpm. But my main concern is throughout the day it raises anywhere from 70-90 bpm. Is that normal for it to increase like that during daily activities such as work etc. if anybody has a knowledgable response please let me know . Thanks
- Ronny Nussbaum Frank (2015)
That's perfectly normal! Your heart rate can go up like that just by thinking of a beautiful woman, Frank! ;)
- Karie Casey (2014)
Is it humanly possible for a 53 year old female to hit 220 beats per minute during a computrainer cycling workout? A friend told me she did. While, she is very fit, this sounds way beyond reasonable...just wondering
- Ryan (2014)
I am a 14 year old male (5'5", 103lbs) Who goes to the gym once or twice a week and do exercises that will gain my general fitness level (no weights) and my resting heart rate is 83 beats per minute from different websites that I have read that heart rates should be between 60-80. Is this normal for a 14 year olds heart rate, if not acan you please give me some tips on lowering it.
- Diego Valenzuela (2014)
I have a friend that has a resting heart rate between 120 - 160. She is a 17 year old, 5'10", that does not exercise. What is her problem?
- Craig (2014)
Great page. I'm a long/middle distance runner. Never really thought about HR until reading this. After lying in bed for a few minutes with my Heart Rate Monitor on. The average was somewhere between 54-56. Probably sounds about right for an amateur athlete?
- Fred (2014)
I'm a 53 y.o. male, 5'11, 150, and was just at the Dr today and my resting heart rate was 48. The nurse checked it twice and told me she thought it was kind of low, but I forgot to mention this to the Dr. My blood pressure was 107/68. Is this something to get looked at?
- Wendymrsp Fred (2014)
As normal rate is 120 over 80 this is quite low, surprised u aren't light headed
- Kk Wendymrsp (2014)
Actually, normal blood pressure is LESS THAN 120/80.
- Somebody (2014)
I've had a resting heart rate of 19 measured, I don't believe the guineas record trivia is accurate.
- Chris (2014)
I'm 5' 8". 189lbs. my average is 50 to 60bpm resting. is this normal? I'm not athletic and hardly excerise.
- Kaylee (2014)
My sister is a 15-year-old female who is approximately 5' 5.5" and about 120 lbs. She's been saying that her heart feels weird, so I checked her resting bpm and it was about 117. I wanted to see what her bpm was when she exercises a little, so I made her take a medium-intensity jog around the house with me 3 times. Her heart rate was 148. I feel like I should be concerned since that it's so high. My resting heart rate was about 95 bpm and my exercising heart rate was about 125 bpm. I am a 17 year old female who is 5'4" and about 108 lbs. (my weight changes constantly between 103 and 114) . I feel like my heart rate is pretty average, but my sister's isn't. Should we be concerned? Should we take her to see a doctor?
- Derek Kaylee (2014)
Yes, you should definitely get that checked by a doctor.
- Nordlys (2014)
My resting heart rate doesn't make sense at all.
I have high stamina, so when I do physical activities I don't fell much fatigue. Yet my heart rate is 100. Like a person that is having a heart attack.
It doesn't even match with my breath rate that is average, and that i can slow easily without feeling anything strange. I hate my body for this (high heart rate).
- Lesley Nordlys (2014)
Perhaps you could get your GP to check it. It is possible you might even get anxious when taking your pulse and it might elevate.
- Guest (2014)
Hi there. I'm a female age 17, height 5'4 and I have a weight of 173.8- I use to be 180 but I recently got diagnosed with fatty liver and been doing my best to reverse it. Eating more veggies and fruits as well as walking or cycling for an hour each day. Recently this week and the previous, I've notice that I've had a weird heart rate of 55-60 when it would usually be 75-80. I would also get these weird skipped beats too. Maybe one or two a day which freaked me out! I'm worried!! I've had some issues with my breathing but nothing more. I haven't slept good all this past week cause I'm very scared something will happen to me... :( I've also stopped taking Zoloft for my anxiety. I had a small prescription of only 25mg that my doc put me on. I don't know if it's withdrawal... can that be possible? I'm also taking 20mg of omeprazole for acid reflux. Help please! !!
- Good day everyone (2014)
I'm a 17 yo female, height 160cm, weighing 46kg. I used my radial pulse measurement to count my RHR when I was just sitting down normally, and it was 84! Am I very unhealthy? What if my heart is able to pump a healthier amount of blood each beat but if I have anxiety issues (I'm not sure) that cause my heart to pump faster, wouldn't there be too much blood being pumped when I'm resting?
- Jane (2014)
I'm 58 female 49kg 5 1ins my resting heart rate is 65 blood presure 119 over 81 is this normal for my age I'm not as active as I once was due to arthritis in my spine and feet do worry as I'm getting older
- Derek Doherty Jane (2014)
Can't comment on your bpm but swimming in a local pool / the sea is ideal if you suffer from arthritis..
- Pat (2015)
I am 58 years old 5'6 weigh 203 been having some health issues short of breath and a few light chest pains my heart is from 72 but when get up to do anything like take a shower it goes up to 104 is this ok?