What Is The Normal Heart Rates?
It is the normal of time per-minute that our heart tracks or beats, push the blood into the body, and generate the pulse. Some people also call Heart rate as the pulse. Standard heart rate can be different from a person compared to another person, depending on their age.
According to much information from doctors, or maybe we all know already, the average heart rate range for an adult is ranges from 60 to 100 beats-per-minute. For children aged six to fifteen years old, their average heart rate should be around 70 to 100 per minute.
Besides age, the average heart rate also depends on many other factors. For example, the individual body height and weight, his or her heart conditions, how active they are, the type of medications they take, or even the air temperature at the time they are living in. And another important factor is how they feel? Either excited or afraid can also impact their heart rate.
If we consistently track our heart rate, we can also monitor our fitness level. If we found something abnormal to our heart rate before anything worst happens to our body. It may help the doctor to discover what are the symptoms and advising us at an early stage
Where To Measure Our Heart Rate?
There are many areas in our body that we can measure our Heart rate.
– our wrist,
– the inside of our elbow,
– the side of our neck, or
– even the top of our foot.
To measure and read our heart rate, we need to put our finger over one of these areas and start counting the number of our beats in one minute.
In today’s modern and high technology world, they are also many other smart devices that can help to measure our heart rate more accurately and quickly—for example, using the Apple Smart Watch. If we have a low heart rate, the symptoms could be having dizziness and lightheadedness.
What Is The Maximum or Target Heart Rate?
An individual target heart rate should be between 50 percent to 80 percent of his or her maximum heart rate. The usual and prevalent way to measure our maximum heart rate is to calculate by minus our age from 220. For example, if I am 40 years old, we use 220 – 40 = 180.
Let say my the target zone would be between 50 and 85 percent of my maximum heart rate as follows:
- 50 percent: 180 x 0.50 = 90 beats-per-minute
- 85 percent: 180 x 0.85 = 153 beats-per-minute