It is always recommended to know you heart rate or pulse. It is not necessary that athletes, old people and people suffering with diseases should track their heart beat. In my opinion everyone should atleast know few facts about the heart rate and also their heart rate health from time to time.
Pulse and heart rate is same. Pulse is the number of time heart beat per minute. Everybody heart rate is different. It is based on your age, gender and health situations. depending upon the age, the heart rate regularity changes which indicates your heart health.
You can count your heart rate in following ways:
- Side of neck
- Inside the elbow
- Top of the foot
The best way to get accurate readings of your heart rate is resting heart rate. The heart pumps the lowest blood when you are resting or relaxing. The heartbeat will be between 60 to 100 beats. if its is lower than 60, it does not imply any medical conditions. The physically fit person can have low heart beats. If it is more than 100, then you need to pay visit to doctor.
The optimal Heart Beat for all age groups are:
Target HR Zone 50-85%
Average Maximum Heart Rate, 100%
|20 years||100-170 beats per minute||200 beats per minute|
|30 years||95-162 beats per minute||190 beats per minute|
|35 years||93-157 beats per minute||185 beats per minute|
|40 years||90-153 beats per||180 beats per minute|
|45 years||88-149 beats per minute||175 beats per minute|
|50 years||85-145 beats per minute||170 beats per minute|
|55 years||83-140 beats per minute||165 beats per minute|
|60 years||80-136 beats per minute||160 beats per minute|
|65 years||78-132 beats per minute||155 beats per minute|
|70 years||75-128 beats per minute||150 beats per minute|