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The normal rate of the heartbeat of different ages

 What is the normal heart rate:

  A number of people are confused about knowing the normal rate of each person’s heartbeat, and they want to know the meaning and purpose of the heartbeat. The heartbeat is the number of times a heartbeat occurs in one minute. The heartbeat may differ in its number and when measured during rest than during Exercising, exercising, or doing strenuous work results in an increase in heart rate, so through our article today we explain to you the normal heart rate.

Factors affecting the heart rate:

  • The most important factor affecting the number of heartbeats is age.
  • Emotions can change the number of heartbeats, either by increasing or decreasing.
  • Body temperature has an effect on the heartbeat.
  • Taking some medications affects the pulse.
  • How healthy the body is and the level of fitness has an effect.
  • Weight plays a major role in the heartbeat.
  • The general atmosphere and the rate of air temperature or humidity affect the number of heartbeats.
  • In some diseases, arrhythmia is one of the main symptoms.

Most adults have a resting heart rate between 60 and 120 beats per minute. However, the more fit a person is, the lower their resting heart rate is likely to be, according to the NHS.


Normal heart rates in children:

  • Up to 1 month - 70 to 190 beats per minute
  • at 1 to 11 months - 80 to 160 beats per minute
  • at  1 to 2 years - 80 to 130 beats per minute
  • at 3 to 4 years old - 80 to 120 beats per minute
  • at 5 to 6 years - 75 to 115 bpm
  • at 7 to 9 years old - 70 to 110 beats per minute
  • Over 10 years old - 60 to 100 beats per minute

How do you check your heart rate at inactivity:

  1. Resting heart rate is measured by counting the number of times the heart beats while sitting still.
  2. To check your resting heart rate, you can use a heart rate monitor or alternatively check your pulse.
  3. To do this, the British Heart Foundation (BHF) explains that you can raise your hands so that you are looking at your palm.
  4. Place the pads of the first two fingers of the other hand on the inner side of the wrist, at the base of the thumb, and apply gentle pressure.
  5. If you can't feel your pulse, press down hard and check for 30 seconds to see if the pulse is regular.
  6. Count the beats for six seconds and multiply by 10 (because 6 seconds x 10 = 60 seconds) to find your heart rate per minute.

Heart rates for adults and the elderly:

  • at 20 years: 100-170 beats per minute
  • at  30 years: 95-162 beats per minute
  • at 35 years: 93-157 beats per minute
  • at 40 years: 90-153 beats per minute
  • at 45 years old: 88-149 beats per minute
  • at 50 years: 85-145 beats per minute
  • at 55 years old: 83-140 beats per minute
  • at 60 years: 80-136 beats per minute
  • at 65 years: 78-132 beats per minute
  • at 70 years and older: 75-128 beats per minute
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