What is the average heart rate per minute?
When talking about the average heart rate per minute, we always assume the average heart rate of a resting individual. The average resting heart rate of a person is 70 heartbeats per minute. Most people have an heart rate between 60 and 100 heartbeats per minute.
Can I lower my average heart rate?
Yes, it is possible to lower your average heart rate. This can be achieved through extensive physical exercise. Exercising can make the heart bigger and more efficient. It will not have to beat as often to pump the same amount of blood, so your average heart rate will drop.
What is the minimum heart rate per minute?
Many pro-athletes have a low heart rate, e.g. 50 heartbeats per minute. Because of this they are able to deliver top performance. There are racing cyclists who are known to have an average resting heart rate as low as 35 heartbeats per minute.
What is the maximum heart rate per minute?
The maximum heart rate decreases with age. It is simple to calculate your maximum heart rate. The following formula is often used:
Maximum heart rate per minute = 220 - age
How can I measure my own average heart rate?
An easy way to measure your average heart rate is to put two fingers to your wrist or neck, and count the number of pulses you feel in 1 minute. This is easy to do if you are at rest, however if you are exercising this is not practical. The best option during exercise is to use a heart rate monitor. Record your heart rate at the same time of day over a number of days. You can then calculate your average heart rate by adding up the recorded heart rates and dividing them by the number of days over which they were recorded.