What is a normal heart rate? Everyone needs to know what is normal, particularly when it gets to heart health. These problems are quickly answered and can give reassuring information to those troubled about their heart health.
When it comes to the beating of your heart cardiologists get note of two main parts, the rhythm, and the rate. There are three different rhythms of a heartbeat, 1) regular, 2) regularly irregular, or 3) irregularly irregular (e.g. atrial fibrillation). By far the most basic rhythm of the heart is a regular rhythm, which is normal sinus rhythm (i.e. the normal pacemaker system of the heart) in the large majority of people. The rest of this post will allow your heart is in sinus rhythm and will treat heart rate.
What is a Normal Heart Rate or Resting Heart Rate?
There are 3 common methods to analyze heart rate, 1) normal, 2) fast and 3) slow.
- A resting heart rate is an average between 60-100 beats per minute.
- A resting heart rate is fast at higher than 100 beats per minute.
- A resting heart rate is slow less than 60 beats per minute.
What is a Healthy Exercising Heart Rate?
To determine what a healthy exercising heart rate is, you initial need to determine your age-predicted maximal heart rate. Here is the generalized equation for predicting maximal heart rate (HRmax) in healthy adults:
HRmax = 208 – (0.7 x age).