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What Is A Healthy Heart Rate - What Affects Heart Rate - What Is Maximum Heart Rate

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rate is the number of times your heart

beats in a minute it is measured in BPM

or beats per minute a healthy normal

resting heart rate is usually between 60

and 80 beats per minute the resting

heart rate of a woman is usually about

10 beats more per minute than that of a

man in the same age range and elite

athletes can have a resting heart rate

as low as 40 beats per minute this is

because individuals that are fit have a

larger stroke volume of the heart stroke

volume is the amount of blood ejected

from the heart per beat so the heart of

someone who has really fits does not

need to beat as many times to have the

same output of blood as an unfit person

another thing that has a major effect on

heart rate is stress during stressful

situations the body releases the hormone

adrenaline which causes an increase in

heart rate which is beneficial when

you're in danger but unhealthy in

everyday situations when you're sitting

and resting your heart beat will be

lower and as you start to move around

your heartbeat will increase when you

exercise your heart rate will vary

depending on the intensity of the

exercise your age the position your body

is in standing vs. lying down your

current fitness level the type of

exercise you are performing and the

temperature and humidity that you're in

medications can also have a dramatic

effect on heart rate as we get older our

maximum attainable heart rate decreases

there is a simple equation that is used

to estimate a person's heart rate max

220 minus your age so for instance for a

35 year old person the equation would be

220 minus 35 which equals 185 so their

max heart rate should be somewhere

around 185 beats per minute that would

be in full physical exertion like

sprinting all up there is some margin of

error for estimating heart rate max so

this number will give you a general idea

there are many training devices that

will gauge your heart rate throughout

your day and exercise session or you can

do it the old-fashioned way put the tips

of your fingers on the blood vessel on

the thumb side of your wrist use the

timer on your phone and count the number

of beats per 10 seconds then take that

number and multiply it by 6 for example

I counted 11 beats so 11 times 6 is 66

that means my resting heart rate is at

66 right now

and that be the basics on heart rates