Track your Heart Health

Heart Rate

Your heart rate is the number of times your heart beats per minute. It can be measured when you are at rest or when you are active.

It’s essential to monitor and track your heart rate, especially as you age, as irregularities or changes in your rate could signify a heart condition or other underlying issues that need to be addressed.

Resting Heart Rate (RHR)

Your resting heart rate is the number of times your heart beats per minute while you're at rest. The resting heart rates of most healthy adults should range between 60 to 100 beats per minute.

As a general rule, the lower your resting heart rate is, the better your heart functions. A well-trained athlete could have a resting heart rate as low as 40 beats per minute.

Factors that may influence your resting heart rate:

  • Age
  • Fitness and activity levels
  • Being a smoker
  • Having cardiovascular disease, high cholesterol, or diabetes
  • Body position (standing up or lying down, for example)
  • Emotions
  • Weight
  • Medications

Maximum Heart Rate

Maximum heart rate is the maximum number of beats your heart makes during one minute of effort/activity.

You can calculate what your maximum heart rate should be by subtracting your age from the number 220.

For example: If you're 35 years old, subtract the number 35 from 220. Following the calculations would mean that 185 should be the maximum number of times your heart beats per minute during exercise/activity.


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