What Is A Normal Pulse Rate Range?


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Your normal pulse rate range will alter greatly throughout your life. This is because at each stage of your life this range changes.
For an average adult your resting pulse rate should be between 60 and 100 beats per minute. Whereas for athletes it would be more like 40-60 beats.
However, please remember this is only a guideline; the average pulse rate will be different for most people and there are many factors to consider.

First of all, if you are taking any beta blockers or medication for heart conditions then chances are your resting heartbeat will be lower than the average pulse. Other factors to consider are: General health, age, weight and even gender.

To work out what your maximum heart rate should be, there is a simple formula, which is:
220 - (your age) = your maximum heart rate.

These pulse rates are all for resting, so for exercise they are generally a lot higher as your body is working hard, thus your heart is working hard to pump blood around the body faster.

Please note these pulse rates are only for adults, with children the rates are different. In general children have faster pulse rates compared to adults and their normal pulse rate range is usually between 70-100 beats per minute.
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For a normal and healthy adult the pulse rate while at rest is between sixty to a hundred beats per minute or BPM. When a person is exercising his or her heart rate and pulse can go as high as two hundred to two hundred and twenty BPM and it can go as low as forty beats per minute when a person is sleeping. Generally the heart rate in infants is far higher than that of adults. An infant at rest can have pulse rates while resting that are equal to those of an adult during exercise. A pulse can be determined by placing ones fingers over certain parts of a person's body. Different types of pulse depending on the point at which they are felt for are ulnar pulse, radial pulse, carotid pulse, femoral pulse, brachial pulse, temporal pulse, popliteal pulse etc.
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