What is a Healthy Resting Heart Rate? Is Yours Healthy?

How many times does a healthy heart beat for women?

On paper it would seem that Lance Armstrong has one of the healthiest heart rates in the world. His heart only beats 32 times per minute. That is a really healthy heart.

But what about the rest of us? What is a good resting heart rate?

WARNING – Never use this blog or any blog to diagnose heart problems. This is just fun information. Always consult your doctor if you have a heart problem.

What is a good, healthy resting heart rate?

Your resting heart rate is how many times your heart beats per minute. The measurement should be taken when you are laying down and breathing normally and most health professionals say it is best to check it in the morning after a good nights sleep.

The heart rate is often used as a measure of a persons physically fitness and as such it is good to measure it now and again.

A resting heart rate for women is considered “normal” if it is between about 70-80 beats per minute. However, I would advise that those reading Real Women’s Fitness should have a much better resting heart rate than that! After all, we are hardcore athletes!

My resting heart rate is about 47-50 beats per minute.

What affects your resting heart rate?

The resting heart rate is affected by:

  • age
  • sex (men are lower usually)
  • physical fitness
  • some drugs/medication
  • genetics
  • anxiety

Some people simply have a higher/lower resting heart rate that cannot be attributed to any specific cause. Many scientific studies have shown that a resting heart rate really isn’t an effective way of measuring the health of a person although they say anything above about 84 beats per minute is erring on dangerous.

A better measurement of physical fitness

I would like to argue, however, that a much better method of checking your physical fitness is to measure your heart rate after exercise and see how long it takes to get back to resting rate. This is called the recovery rate and is much more important when looking at how fit you are.

Target heart rate

When exercising some people like to know how fast their heart should be beating to maximize their weight loss or fitness potential. I have never really been interested in all that though as it seems like an overly complicated exercise. I know when I’m making progress. Here is some more on target heart rates.

Lowering Blood Pressure

Blood pressure is also an idication of a healthy heart and something older people should pay attention to. A lot of people want to know how to lower their blood pressure and this clinically proven device is one such way. Doctors recommend the Resperate Duo blood pressure lowering device as one of the best methods on the market. Check it out here.

Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease

Finally I would like to suggest some further reading. There are many books about the heart but Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease is the most important. Dr. Esselstyn conducted the biggest research and came up with the most accurate results. If you want to learn about how the heart works and what you can do to lengthen your life by protecting the heart then this book is for you. I suggest anyone who is over 40 reads it.

What is your resting heart rate? Who is the fittest person on Lean Curves?

About Katie

Katie has transformed her body from a flabby 186lbs, to a fit & toned 124 pounds through healthy diet and exercise. Katie joined the Lean Curves team in 2007 and has posted hundreds of articles on fitness, fat loss and healthy eating.


  1. Chick says:

    Hmmm… mine is well over 84. I am a little bit overweight but now I’m kinda worrying. Perhaps I should get back on the treadmill.

  2. Andy Well says:

    Good read.

    Boy! Your heart rate is good. Mine is at 60 exactly which is pretty alright I think.

  3. angelina says:

    Mine is 55 – not the fittest here. :(

  4. RT says:

    Chick – if you are worried go and see a doctor, not a gym! Always get professional advice first.

    Andy – not bad! Thanks for the compliments.

    Angelina – impressive.

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  6. S.R. Forcer says:

    4 years ago I stopped smoking (22 year 1 1/2 pack a day habit) and when I decided to quit and start excercising, my resting heart rate was 89. Now I excercise about 5-6 days a week and my resing heart rate is 56. My endurance has improved 150% and I’ve managed to go from 5’8 and 190 pounds of fat to 168 lbs of muscle. I kept setting goals and when reached, would set another. I just turned 45 years old and have never felt or looked better. By the way, my cholesteral went from 280 to 215. My good HDL has always been high 60. I’m not good with pills so I didn’t want to have to take any cholesteral lowering drugs. So many people don’t understand the importance of the heart rate when training. P.S. I love with web site.

  7. RT says:

    S.R. Forcer that is awesome!

    Quitting smoking must be hard but to use exercise as a tool is really impressive. I take my hat off to you.

    I hope you continue to stay this fit and healthy. Glad you like the site.


  8. rob says:

    am 16 and me hart rate is 65 beats a min any advice

  9. CR says:

    I have made some major changes in lifestyle over the past 8 months. Lowered my cholesterol from 189 to 138 (but HDL is only 34), and my weight from 257 to about 214 (running 25-30 miles per week, changing foods). Just took a resting heart rate (laying for 30 minute rest), and my average rate was 48. Isn’t that kind of low? I’m a 31 year-old, 6’4″ male. Any advice?

  10. RT says:

    CR – The only advice I have for you is see your doctor. Matters of the heart are not to be taken lightly.

    However, fi you are pumping out 30 miles a week and have been doing it for 8 months chances are you are pretty healthy. You can never be too careful though. Go see the doc.


  11. kk says:

    I’m 17 and mine is at 73… any advice? is that really high?

  12. RT says:

    It’s pretty high for a 17 year old. However, I am not a doctor and I don’t know anything about you. The best solution kk is to see your GP. They will tell you straight away what’s normal.


  13. lola says:

    im a 16 year old female and mine was 47. i thought it was a little low at first, but after reading these posts, it seems that it is an ok heart rate :) however it is really strong and i can often feel it beating in my chest, hands and wrists without touching them…quite annoying really…iv been looking all over the net for causes of this but i cant find any answers.

  14. RT says:

    Lola – as always, if it is a matter of the heart see your GP. I am not a doctor.

  15. Kim says:

    My BP is about 114 over 75 and heart rate is 105 to 108 I am 5 ffeeet 5 inches tall and weight is 130lbs. I am a horse trainer and have been getting quite winded just walking from the barn could it be just the heat? It is hot here. thankyou Kim

  16. RT says:

    I don’t think it is just the heat. You should see a doctor right away. This is not the place to ask questions about your heart Kim. The only place that you can do that is at the doctors.


  17. jason says:

    Hey, i dunno how i’m on a womans fitness forum. Damn google, but thought i may as well ask a q.
    I play alot of sport, run, cycling, tennis, and with my HRM i can get it as low as 36 if i consciously relax etc. watching tv it sits around 40BPM, and then if i wear my HRM to bed and then wake up and look at it. It can be 70+!! If i go for a 200km ride, it doesn’t recover 100% for a day or 2.
    So how is the correct way to measure Resting heart rate? do i just go by the lowest i can get or….??

  18. RT says:

    Hey Jason.

    Maybe you have scary dreams and that’s why it is up after sleeping.

    They say the correct way to measure resting heart rate is to take it in the morning before eating or drinking or doing any activity. So perhaps yours is about 70.

    Hope this helps.


    PS – see a doctor for any questions about the heart if you are concerned.

  19. Gloria says:

    i usually go into CVS drugstore once a week to check my blood pressure and heart rate.

    Blood 111 over 70 something
    The heart rate was 82.
    Should I be concerned?

  20. drew says:

    Not sure if this posted already – went to the doc today and BP was 105/60 with reg rate of 45…my resting this morning was 37 just after waking. is that the time to check resting? i do bike 300+ miles a week for training and my wife keeps me from sneaking too many swiss cake rolls.


  21. Amber says:

    my resting heart rate was 95 how bad is that?

  22. Amber says:

    my heart rate was 95 how is that really bad? should i get that checked out?

  23. kim says:

    im 16 years old and my normal heart rate is usually around 100 and 110 bpm. im thinking thats bad? and i pole vault and play soccer and did gymnastics all my life so im active. last year we had pool class at my school and we had to check our heart rates before and after swiming a lap. my resting las year was anywhere between 70 and 80. i take it thats bad?

  24. RT says:

    Amber – if you are worried please see a doctor. I am not a doctor. 95 is quite high though.

    Kim – that is a very high heart rate. Go and see your doctor to make sure nothing is wrong. It will only take 5 minutes.


  25. Jo C says:

    Im 21 and my resting heart rate is 48 BPM…I have been feeling light headed and sleepy alot lately? is that normal or not :s

  26. Jo C says:

    Oops, i mean 84 not 40 lol!

  27. RT says:

    Jo C see a doc. I’m not a doc.

  28. Alessandro says:

    I’m an 18year old South African, my weight is 88kg, and am 1.85m tall..
    i run the 100m in about 11sec, and play lots of soccer

    Most importantly my resting heart rate is 45bmp..
    i’m trying to find out where about on the scale of -perfect fit to perfect unfit-, i am, i.e: on a scale of 1-10..

    thanks very much

  29. Danielle says:

    I”ve been involved in sports my whole life- baseball field in the backyard, and a skating pond across the street.. I’ve been in the fitness industry for 22 years as a Master Instructor for Spinning, Nordic Walking by Fittrek, and now with CycleOps as a power training specialist. When my fitness is high, I have an anaerobic threshold of 191 with a resting heart rate of 35. When things are just in ‘maintenance mode’, AT is around 172, and resting is 44.

  30. heathp says:

    alessandro, 45 is very good. my resting heart rate is between 42-45, and i bicycle 20-30 miles a day. using only heart rate as a measure of health and using a scale of 1 to 10, i’d definitely say you are at 1. But there are other factors that constitute good health, such as diet, and psychological stability. and in those instances and measures i am afraid you are the only one who can provide measure.


  31. Maddie says:

    I’m really not sure how to say this, but I think I’m in some serious trouble.
    I’m seventeen years old, and I’m considered a “health nut” among my peers. I will be attending college next year, and my major will be exercise physiology, with a minor in sports nutrition. I do cardio and weight training on opposite days, like I have for the past two years. I watch what I eat, and appear to be in great shape. Needless to say, I know considerably more about health than most girls my age.
    My question is this. If I’m doing everything right with my lifestyle, then why am I a seventeen-year-old with a resting heart rate of 96 beats per minute? Is this a sign of a serious problem? How worried do I need to be?

  32. XC Rider says:

    Good write up, I was kinda worried when I checked my heartbeat using a blood pressure checker and it shows that my heartbeat is 43. Im a 17 year old boy and i am a mountain biker. Guess its okay then since Lance heartbeat is only 32 which is less then a elephant (40).

  33. heathp says:

    Maddie– there could be several errors in your heart rate measure:

    When you took the pulse, had you been inactive for 15 minutes or more? it is important to be at rest when taking the pulse.

    –I suggest two things: taking your pulse right upon waking– this means prior to breakfast, getting out of bed, everything. even then, you will be slightly more alert than simply laying in bed because you are just waking up and your body is telling you to begin the day.
    –Or you could sit in bed for 15 minutes reading a book(i reccomend non-fiction as facts are generally stimulate people less than reading edge of your seat fiction thrillers), and then take your pulse. Also, maintain an even breathing pattern when taking the pulse as it is important to get accurate results.

    Either way, these are both prone to experimental error. The best way is to measure your pulse while you are sleeping, as this is when your body is truly at rest. Of course, the practicality of that operation is limited.

    As for your currently high resting heart rate– there could be explanation: overtraining. Many atheletes use resting heart rate as a means of measuring whether or not they are overtraining(there is such a concept, it implies the person has pushed their heart too hard and it cannot recover from the exertion, rest is the second most important element to physical fitness. it is just behind activity). Generally, if your RHR is 10 to 15 beats above normal, this means that you are overtraining. It would seem abnormal since you say you function well day to day, and feel fine. This presents a dilemna: We are not sure if your current RHR measure is accurate. I suggest doing a comprehensive study of your RHR for a week using one of the above listed methods for measure. After this period you will have a more accurate measure of your heart rate and from there we can see if you are having heart troubles, or are simply overtrained.

    good luck,

  34. Nicole says:

    I think I may have a problem. I’m only 16 years old but my heart rate is quite high. Just testing it today, it way 97 beats per minute. I did the test again and it was 90 beats per minute (still high). I’ve always been like this but I have a high fitness level. I took gymnastics for eight years, and tumbling is very demanding and exhausting. I was also in swimming for 6 years, as well as dance, diving, and soccer. My heart rate should be much lower than the average person’s at my age – but it’s not. Should I have this checked out by my doctor???

  35. tab says:

    when i check my blood pressure, my pulse rate usually says anywhere from 110-117, what does this mean?

  36. paris says:

    Ack… I’m really really worried now :[ My blood pressure was 107/77, but my heart rate was 91.

    Is that a bad thing? I’m 15 years old 5’5″ and about 170… by no means am I obese or anything, but I’m kindof heavy. I ride horses regularly, and I’m always moving around… so I don’t know what to think right now.

    I get winded pretty easily if I’m running, but I recover pretty quickly, and my muscles are strong as well. I’d love to go see a doctor, but my parents insist that I’m a perfectly healthy teenage girl… with a slight paranoya problem.

    Could it have made any difference that I was standing up when I took the test?

  37. matt r says:

    my resting heart rate this morning before getting started with the day was 68. I am 33 years old. My concern is that when i go work out the rate never slows below 100. i never get winded or tired even when i work out at my target heart rate of 130-140. when i am done working out my heart rate within minutes returns to around 100. not untill i get home and lay down does it return to around 80. is this normal?

  38. pant says:

    Hi I’m 23,female,smoker,slim and also i have a historical high blood pressure in my family.my RHB is not able to be counted because it doesn’t beat the same.I mean for 10 sec. it beat 15 time and for next 10 sec it is not he same maybe higher or lower it is always changing!I also can feel the heart beat mostly!how will i be able to count my RHB?
    thanks alot

  39. pant says:

    oh sorry i mean not a smoker!

  40. Freddos says:

    60-100 is considered as a normal resting heart rate.Also heart rate varies from person to person so it is not 100% right that a lower resting heart rate means that somebody is fit cause it might be bradycardia

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    Great songs to work out to!

  42. Rafferty says:

    I am 35, have had two kids and used to smoke and exercise…I gave up smoking and found it hard to get back into the exercising- not enough energy to start!-but it does give you energy! I got a treadmill I wanted for ages and have trained myself starting off at two minutes run / one walk etc and built up so now I run for 30 to 50 minutes – I was doing it four times a wk but busy and make sure I go at least 3 times pw. After sitting here and reading all the chats, I took my heart rate for a min and it was about 70 bpm – I gather that’s not too bad !? I am still indulging(only a little bit) and still losing weight or gaining my old body back as I prefer to say – started off at 61 kilos and now at just over 56 kilos- want to get to 50..I’m only 5 ft 2..and more importantly….I can breathe !- when running I can breathe! I smoked for about 15 years ! What a waste ! Don’t do it !!

  43. liz says:

    paris – I would see a doctor about it. A high RHR is not fun and potentially dangerous. By the who-cdc weight standards, at your age and weight, you are technically obese – but medical obesity is much different than what the general population thinks of when they think of obesity – it’s a much lower weight, and I’m sure that you look nothing like what is considered obese by the public. The only reason I bring that up is because “obesity” by who and cdc definition is when medical problems due to weight become a serious threat to a person’s health. It might be causing your heart issues and it’s better to be aware of a potential problem now than have it cause you lasting harm years down the road. I would see a doctor.

  44. hubert says:

    MUSIC LOVA, im not to sure about those songs. Artie Shaw? Im more into the easy listening music when I work out.


  45. gurl says:

    RWF!!!!! amazing site. thanks

  46. Cj says:

    My heart rate was 140 a couple of mornings ago. I was light headed- but I smoke and do not get much exercise. My BP was 110/67. Any suggestions?

  47. rob says:

    When I was in my early 20s I was a world-class long-distance runner with a resting HR of 40. In the 20 years since that time my focus has been on being a dad and advancing my career. I am now 44 yrs old and have made the decision to begin seriously training again. B/c I don’t want to put the stress on my knees that running might lead to until I lose another 15 lbs (currently 185) I am riding a stationary bikes.
    I have always been an extremely intense competitor and am looking for some guidelines with regards to a target HR that make sense for me. My resting HR is 55-58 but when I ride (40-60 min) I maintain it in the mid-160s to upper 170′s for most of the time.
    Based on what’s available via standard calculations I am exceeding my 80-85% HR Max target. It just doesn’t make any sense to me though because when I get off the bike I feel a little winded but not too tired. According to the standard 220 – 44(age) my Max HR would only be 176.
    Should I be concerned about this, or is it possible that my max HR is significantly higher than what the standard formulas say it should be?

  48. angela says:

    im concerned about my heart but im not getting any answers from my doctor im 25 and weigh 108 pounds and 5-1″ my resting heart rate is 96 bpm, last week end i had alot of chest pain in the center of my chest it felt like a bad bruise but didnt hurt to touch and for whatever reason my right arm went numb and tingly like it was asleep but it lasted several hours and i wasnt lying on it i was also very dizzy and lightheaded and when i bent over i had a bleeding nose sensation (no blood though)(everytime i bent down) and i was short of breath this lasted several hours i was concerned about a heart attack but because i didnt faint or anything and plus i assumed that my left arm would be the one that would go numb not the right so i didnt seek medical attention i ruled out an anxiety attack and the rest of the symptoms seem bad not to mention a week before that i had an ecg scan in the office my doctor just said that he wanted to see me in two weeks for another test and a chest x-ray so i asked him if the test was normal or not and he avoided answering me so two weeks later as in today i went back but seen a differant doctor he initially said it must be heart burn, but im not retarded this is nothing like heartburn i told him that so he did another ecg scan the nurse looked concerned and the doctor had no other patients in the office but didnt return for awhile and when he did he told me to hold tight he sent my results to a specialist about ten min later he returned and told me the specialist will contact me but in the mean time he wants me to take antacids, so again i asked if the results where normal or what they indicated and again no answer he also avoided the question and advised me not to drink alcohol, coffee and not to smoke or over exert myself. at this moment i feel really tired with mild chest pain my heart rate is 90 bpm and i feel really weak also while in the office i looked in my chart but icouldnt understand any of the writing from the last visit but i noticed a number it was 122/74 i think its my blood pressure but i dont know if its normal, does anyone have any advice?

    • liz j says:

      Hi Angela,

      How are you doing? I am relplying because your story sounds a lot like mine and some of the people I treat. I do homeopathy and holistic nutrition. If the acid in your stomach is high it will definately cause the nerve to over-shoot and your heart rate to increase. 90 bpm is not too extreme however. But it sounds more like your iron is low and so is your calcium and magnesium. So maybe this is all coming from your ovaries. If you bleed a lot like I did your iron gets very low and then the rest of the month you are still low. This will cause high acid, chest pain, fatigue, difficulty breathing, and even, more bleeding. Try eating iron rich foods. Red meat is good sometimes, but dates and figs can bring up your iron and so can pomegranite, blackstrap mollasses, red and black beans and many other things. Just be careful because your acid is also high so these may aggravate the acid as you eat. Along with these foods try muching on celery and apples without the skin. Eating this way helps me! Maybe it will help you. Also, you may want to have your ovaries and thyroid checked. If you have cysts on the ovaries or fibroids and bleed a lot, these will cause anemia and also thyroid problems which will elevate your heart rate. Just some ideas. Stay calm as much as possible and bring up some of these ideas to your dr. And if they don’t listen, go to a different dr. and keep going to someone listens. Hope I helped.

  49. chris says:

    a normal resting heart rate is between 60/100 bpm. there are so many contributing factors to it and it is ridiculous to tell someone who has a resting heart rate in the 70′s or 80′s that it is high.

  50. Sammy says:

    I’m 19, 123 pounds, and my resting heart rate was 90 today. Ouch… but I just got my cholesterol checked too, and the test came back at 210. I wonder if that’s related to my heart? And recently, it feels like my heart beats out of rhythm…kind of like a muscle spasm.
    Any advice?

  51. heart rate says:

    i have done no cardiovascular training in the past 4 months and my resting heart rate is 48 / 49 … is this abnormal?

  52. zafar says:

    I am 43 years male I have high BP . 110/170 and last day i visited a cardioligist he told me my heart beat is irregullare . what do you advised me what to do ? is it much dangerous ?

  53. Jake says:

    I’m 20 years old. i have a resting heart rate of 105. i sometimes suffer from chest pains but when i go into the docs, they dont know whats wrong. ekgs come out fine. they say it could be from to much caffeine. Would this make my chest hurt?

  54. azra says:

    hey im 14 and my heart rate is 120.. is that bad?

  55. Savannah says:

    I am 23 years old with a fluctuating resting heart rate of 90-100. I have perfect blood pressure usually around 117/75, sometimes it gets TOO LOW even. I have always had a resting heart rate in this area, and thought it was normal because my doctor has never said anything about it. My boyfriend came home from an appointment today saying his doctor was impressed with his resting heart rate of “63″. I feel like I’m being left in the dark! I used to have a problem with cocaine when I was a teenager, and abused it severly. I’ve had problems ever since then, so I always feel anything I feel in my heart/chest stems back to that. I am not in the best of shape, but by no means am I fat or overweight. My cholesterol is high, due to genetics. I eat a very healthy diet, I *am* anemic though, and do not eat red meats, but take iron supplements. I have autoimmune thyroiditis and severe TMJ Disorder.

    With all this said, can ANYONE give me an answer as to why I am like this? Every doctor I go to who ISNT my family practicioner says I’m too stressed and it’s starting to reflect physically. My family doctor always thinks I’m depressed, and actually TOLD me he would write me a prescription for an anti-anxiety, but wrote me a prescription for an SSRI instead. I am NOT depressed, but rather Bi-Polar, with more mania than depressive spells, so SSRI’s, NI’s, and MAOI’s, all bring out the explosive side of me.

    Any advice/comments/criticism would be so very appreciated.

  56. gena says:

    i am 34 years old and am in average shape. i do not get regular gym type excersise but i do get some chasing kids and cleaning house and running here and there…recently i have noticed that at night when i go yo lay down my heart rate is really high..like i can hear my heart beat in my head. it is very loud. sometimes i cannot sleep because it is so loud. i just took it and it is 108 and all i am doing is laying here in bed typing this. do i need to see a doctor? please help me…i do not drink…smoke…do drugs…or drink caffeine after 5…

  57. Ray Marti says:

    hello, I have a question. My partner is not feeling well, he has like this chest pain, and he has been feeling sick all day. he is laying and resting but his heart beats were 97 in 1 minute, is that Normal?? His arms hurt and then go away, and then he gets a little dizzy, I dont know if I should take him to a hospital. I need some advice, thank you.

  58. lolita says:

    you should probably take him to a Dr.

  59. Catherine says:

    The last 2 nights I slept while wearing my HR monitor (that I use for athletic training). It showed that my max HR while sleeping was 93 bpm, and that my average was 48. Should I be concerned about my HR going up to 93 while sleeping? Is this normal?

  60. lynn says:

    don’t be too worried, remember that you have dreams and enter into REM cycle throughout the night so if at some any point in one of your dreams you were anxious, angry, frightened, excited, etc. than that would increase you pulse. I mean if 93 was your average pulse while asleep than I’d be concerned but it is definitely normal to have peaks and valleys

  61. Jennifer says:

    I’m am completely worried. I just took mine and it was 107. Resting. Should I be scared? I have a Dr’s appointment in four days, can it wait? I just started a new blood pressure pill, could that be it? I’m not overweight. 5’3″ and 130 pounds.

  62. Bell-said says:

    hi my name is bell im 18 years old my weight is about 154-155 my BP was 58 im not so ahtletic but i do normal sports and i used to be a cheerleader for a lot of years and i still dance a lot from time to time. i also have a history of innocent heart murmurs. do you all think that is bad? also what do you think that my resting bp may be?

  63. Alex says:

    I’m 18, 5’7″, 125 lbs, and I generally have a resting heart rate of over 100 bpm. I was in the doctor’s office the other day for a prescription refill, and they did the rote tests, like BP and heart rate, and my heart rate was 140. The nurse asked if I was nervous, I said no, but I think I have the flu, and she didn’t seem too concerned. But like I said, it is usually above 100. I used to be in the hospital every week, and had my BP and heart rate done there, and it was always about that level, but no one seemed overly concerned. Should I bring this up next time I see my family doctor?

  64. Sherrie says:

    I am 53 and had my first colonoscopy this week. During the prep my heart rate was 82 and my blood pressure was 150.82. The anethesiologist kept saying all of that was too high and that I should get it checked. I was under tremendous stress due to the procedure and it took three trys to get the IV in my hand. I had to fast for 36 hours and had a terrible headache the day of the procedure. When they were stabbing me with the IV my BP went up to 150/94. While I was asleep for the procedure my BP went down to 125/74 but it was back up by the time I was in recovery.

    On the occasion that my BP does go a little high it always seems to be due to stress. If I see the DR before work it is usually around 117/68 but if I go after work it is usually 140/82 or so. I’ve also noticed that when my BP is up, so is my heart rate.

    I’m very active but a tad over weight at 140lbs. I’m 5’6″. I walk on a treadmill daily and sometimes jog.

    Can stress cause BP and heart rate to bounce around this way? I’ve started taking Flax Oil and Garlic capsules to help naturally because I do not want to take BP meds. Is there anything else I can do besides lose 20lbs? I’m working on that.

  65. Scott says:

    My resting heart rate right now is about 72 beats per minute (sometimes 66 or 78 or 72 or 70). I just bought a ellipitcal machine and I want to work on lowering my cardio heart rate down as I want to train harder. I have missed a lot of gym time lately as I am 39 years old but I feel 21. I train time to time, no excuses, it is really my lack of effort, my gym is 3 blocks away and it a private 24hour power lifting gym. I bought the ellipital machine because I always sweat too much, this way I can run 20, 30 minutes or maybe an hour and shower when I’m done. Also I can combine sit ups during my cardio, 20 minutes of cardio, then do 50 to sit ups, then run 5 to 10 minutes cardio and then do another 50 situps and then I’m done.

    I am about 170 in weight and losing but I have lots of tone (it’s easy for me to gain muscle, I joiced 10 years ago and never needed it, just wanted to see the size from steroids but never really completed the cycle, so I ended it early). I keep my heart rate no higher then 160 beats per minute when I run on the ellipitcal but I am out of shape or sort of but high energy. I train hard, I love to train but not lately, so I am doing the cardio 4 days a week and love it (things will get better in the next cuple of months as I continue to train on the ellipitcal machine). I feel great but my goal is to bring down my resting heart rate to 60 beat per minute even though 72 is fine. I don’t drink much (some beer but not much) or nor do I smoke and I don’t drink coffee (maybe once a week) but I drink tea with honey daily. I don’t eat any transfats nor do I eat anything with high fructose corn syrup or corn syrup in it, I learned that is just bad for ya and read all my labels when I shop.

    Anyway, I appreciate this new post. This is a good topic.

  66. Joy says:

    My resting heart rate is usually around 90. I am a 50 year old woman going thru menopause. All other heart tests have been normal. Should I worry about this high heart rate:

  67. amy says:

    hey every one my name is amy im 18 years old and my reasting heart rate can go from 60 to 150 easy and i have a very healthy heart i just have bad panic attack! and most of the time it feels very much like a real heart attack tingles in my left arm sharp pain in my chest the whole bit but i have been to many doctors including er doctors and every time im healthy i also get high blood preasure because of panic its really scary just thought if anyone out there might think its not there heart its really panic

  68. P says:

    Some of the posts i have read on here are ridiculous. The average RHR is 70-100. A lower RHR is potentially more dangerous than i high RHR.

  69. Matt says:

    I just had my blood pressure and heart rate taken for the first time that I can remember!

    My standing heart rate (at 15:30pm) was measured at 51.

    My blood pressure was 124 / 62 (don’t have a clue what this means, but apparently nothing to worry about!)

    So all in all was a nice feel good appointment for myself! …Apparently any heart rate below 60 is atheletic! …So my swimming a mile every day for the last 4 months is paying off!!! …would have been really interesting to see what it was before I started swimming! …probably around 75ish I would imagine!

  70. Angela L says:

    Like P said, some of these comments are silly and misleading. An professional athlete under 35 and in his or her prime may expect to have a RHR around 50-60, but this is not a range that most people should consider fit. Unless you are very engaged in althlete training, including a proper diet, I would strongly advise anyone for striving to get their RHR that low. An very low RHR in an average yet healthy adult may also indicate poor heart valve function, dangerously low blood pressure, seriously low potassium levels or an electrolyte imbalance. Moreover, your RHR will naturally speed up a little with age. So an older person can expect to have a faster RHR. I do agree that over 85 in a young to middle aged adult, especially if you’re overweight, smoke or have other precursors to heart disease, you should consider making healthy changes to improve your heart health. But do not use your RHR as a sole measure of cardiovascular fitness. Blood pressure, lipid levels, blood sugar and general stamina should also be considered, as these can all be independent of RHR and indicate health problems that RHR alone simply cannot.

  71. Kamen says:

    I am male, 25 years old. My resting heart rate is somewhere between 80 and 90, usually around 85. Is that bad? Doctors said my heart is OK, my thyroid is OK, my blood is OK, so what’s wrong? The only thing is that I have social anxiety and in social situations it might go above 100. Also, my physical condition is bad, I’ve never done any sport.

  72. Mark says:

    Im 19 and slim build, but my resting heart is 84. Whats wrong?

  73. Bri says:

    Really intersting stuff. I’ve played soccer all my life and my resting heart rate is 40bpm. When I exercise it takes a long time to really feel like I’m working though usually 1/2 an hour to get to 180. The best way to find your resting heart rate is to ask for an EKG at your next physical, especially if you are an athlete.

  74. Gill Krummeck says:

    I am a woman of 50 with a BP of 134 /83 and a pulse rate of
    77 bpm. Sometimes however my BP drops and I get dizzy spells
    and also had a vaso vagal attack I weigh 53 kg . What can I
    do to become fitter ? I sometimes also feel a wooshing sensation
    in my head and neck!!

  75. lisa says:

    my resting heart rate is 97 and after exercise it’s 120 – i’m 5’6 and 112 lbs, is that unhealthy?

  76. Martin ross says:

    Hi, Im 26 years old and my heart rest is 64 when I have good sleep. but during the day is about 78. is it normal? cause I have been feeling a kind of pain in my chest… thanks. Martin Ross.

  77. Lisa says:

    hi im only 14 and my resting heat beat is 102 im not sure what is wrong? im very fit i drink normaly i sleep good. I have been getting these head aches also it feels like pressure is being put on my brain. Any advice?

  78. Kate says:

    Im 16 and mine is 92, is that normal for my age I am about 5 foot 7 inches, and weigh just a little under 135.

  79. Guinevere says:

    Listen, if you are in anyway unsure or worried about your heart rate, go to a doctor. You have nothing to worry about if your BPM is 76 or lower. But no one on this site is a doctor and the only conclusion you will reach when asking for help or advice is that you should check with a doctor. Great site, though. Thanks

  80. Greg says:

    I am 18 and had open heart surgery 3 years ago. A year before that I had had an accident which ruptured a valve muscle (tricuspid if anyone cared to know) anyways they fixed it and said it still leaks a little but it should work.. In the year that it was broke, I never saw my heart rate drop into the double digits… Today I had to be put to sleep to get all my wisdom teeth pulled and it was right around the 50′s when they hooked me up.. I have been reading up on how you are supposed to breath completely and how most people are lucky to fill half there lung capacity, so I have been very conscious about breathing deep every time and I am wondering if that has anything to do with the great recovery I seem to have been making.. I do some exercise every now and then but I am just very curious about how I could be down in the 50′s with all that I have been through, what are all the ways that effect heart rate and what makes it go down?

  81. samiigrl says:

    hey, I am 15 years and a female my resting heart rate was 65. I am 5 2 and weigh 103.4 pounds. I exercise almose daily for around an hour and am constantly moving during the day. I teach swimming lessons for about 5 hours during the week and teach karate on sat. so basically what I am trying to get at is… I exercise lol. I was wondering is my pulse was around average and how I find out pulse averages, if there is some formula or something… thx!!!


  82. K schultz says:

    While in the hospital on a heart monitor overnight (went in for weakness), my heart rate dropped to 30 in the middle of the night. The nurse came in and asked me if I was ok. I woke up a bit started but I felt fine and said I was dreaming. The cardiologist and the cardiologist resident said this was not that abnormal and that my heart rythmn was normal while this was occurring. I had numerous heart and brain tests to find out what the weakness was from. They all came back with nothing. Advice? I am not lance Armstrong. Though I live on a cliff basically and spend endless hours lugging heavy weeds up this hill and carrying 80 pound buckets up 40 steps (this is not lie). I am 42 and slightly overweight. I am also female.

  83. Bob Mcallister says:

    You can’t base your health on a resting HRH. After excercise to regular heart rate is a better measure. Still there are so many factors. When things are serious, go to the doctor. Heart rate monitors arent always exact (esp the cheap ones). and Ambient (sitting/idle) and Resting heart rate (after resting/relaxing fully) are different . Mine is 58 now, but when I wake up it’ll be just under 50. Heart rate also varies by diet, previous exercise, random a bit, stress, excitement… Health is no exact science.

  84. Scott says:

    My resting rate at night is 44. I do 4 hour hardcore endurance bike races on Saturdays up 4,000 feet of mountain, where my heart rate is 180-190 the whole time, and otherwise ride about 5 hours a week with a local racing club. The stronger your heart is, the more blood it moves with each beat. Elite athlete resting rates can be as low as 28 (think Lance Armstrong), and couch potatoes can be as high as 100. A study found that heart related illness increases as resting heart rate increases, so get out there and get fit!

  85. JR says:

    I’m 23 and my resting heart rate is 40… My grandfather had a heart attack at 38bpm

  86. Kristi says:

    I am 43, female and my resting heart beat is 58.

  87. Kara says:

    Im 20 and i just woke up and went to work its 6:00 in the morning and my resting heart rate is 121… i doubled checked it on our blood pressure machines. i woke in the medical feild.

  88. Regina Sayers says:

    My resting heart rate is 94 every time I check it lately and I have been having a lot of headaches, any advice?

  89. sarah says:

    You guys know that a lower heart rate is better?

    the only thing that is bad is if you can not maintain a stable body temperature (this generally means annorexia)

    otherwise shoot for going low- get on a treadmill and run or take a walk.
    lower heartrate= faster metabolism!

  90. caitlin says:

    uhoh. mine is 70 and im 13 and i eat so healthy and i weigh 53 kg and im 163 cm tall. that isnt overweight is it……………..?

    may b i was doin it wrong

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  92. Mandi says:

    My resting heart rate is 90 bpm. I am 23, 5 feet tall, 105 lbs. Not a totally unhealthy person. I eat my fruits and veggies, drink lots of water, steer away from soda and sweets, and excercise when I can. Normally live in a big city where I am always on the move. Right now I am on vacation and have not been very active. Should not my heart rate be lower? Should I be worried?

  93. susan says:

    my resting heart rate is right around 100bpm. i HAVE seen 2 cardiologists and they have said that nothing is wrong with my heart and that my hr is not uncommon. and many things i have seen online have said that a normal hear rate is 60-101. i had to have a cardiologist because i did get tachycardia during pregnancy. but the way he exlained it to me after i had the baby is that hr vary by many different factors. ie – weight, age, physical ability, pregnancy. so i wouldn’t go by what someone on a forum says who has clearly stated many times “i am not a doctor”. which makes me wonder if you ar not a doctor why are you telling people “what is normal” on something as important as your heart?

  94. Eren says:

    I would just like to add a medical point of view (I am a final year medical student from the UK)…

    The 17 year old with a heart rate of less than 80 is completely healthy!

    This website seems to be creating some unnecessary anxiety (which incidentally increases heart rate!)

    Just to be clear on this, as the article said heart rate is NOT a good indicator of health UNLESS it is consistently above 100 or less than 60 and causing symptoms such as lightheadedness or shortness of breath. A heart rate of less than 60 in a well conditioned athlete is desirable but not essential to be fit.

  95. Jordan says:

    My resting heartrate is 110-115 beats per minute. This is is bad but my doctor said nothing is severly wrong. Im not a smoker or anything like that. I played football, baseball, and basketball in highschool. What could be the problem here?

  96. Sharon says:

    My resting (lying still) heart rate is typically 101-108. I have supraventricular tachycardia, the Dr. does a yearly EKG with my physical to make sure its not things dont get worse but all in all I feel good. I went to a cardiologist for years and was advised to keep working out but dont let me heart rate go over 170, I invested in a heart rate monitor watch (best investment I ever made) now I can run and slow down the pace when my heart rate gets to high. The thing about a fast heart rate is that it tends to skip or stop completly when it gets to high. Age has alot to do with it to, I am young and otherwise healthy but Dr. said in 10 years I may need a pacemaker in place just in case.

  97. Kelly says:

    I am a 42 yr old woman , 5’10″, 148 pounds, BP 104/80 the other day and several times I have measured my resting heart rate at 56 BPM, just laying down not on waking yet (just learnt that from this page thanks guys). I am not a smoker and eat very healthily. My total cholesterol was slightly eevated, though my good cholesterol was the high one so the doc told me not to worry. As high cholesterol runs in my family I decided to see which foods would help and found out that grapeseed oil and buckwheat (whole groats or flour) are cholesterol lowering foods. (I do not eat meat or dairy products).

    I am just putting up my stats because I am utterly not healthy and most of the time can barely get out of bed, though I do work out some. I want people to know that low blood pressure and low resting heart rate do not means you are well or fit. But the bonus point is my doctor says I wuill neverd ie of a heart attack ( I am living too slowly!)

  98. marina says:

    im 15
    my resting heart rate is 55
    is that bad?
    im a dancer/ex swimmer

  99. Anna says:

    A few of the people who have posted (P, Angela, Eren, Bob Mcallister) have provided some excellent reasonable advice on this subject, which everyone would do well to listen to. You can’t base your heart health off of numbers alone. The average resting heart rate is 60-100, but that is an AVERAGE. This means people may lie slightly outside of this range and still have a healthy heart. In general, people with lower RHRs tend to have healthier hearts, but that isn’t necessarily true all of the time. If you are concerned, you should see your doctor, but in general no one should be concerned just because their resting heart rate is slightly above average. If you have a high RHR that is accompanied by chest pain or dizziness, this could be a sign of something more serious. But no one with a heart rate of 80 should be concerned unless they have other factors which cause them to doubt their heart health, such as smoking, obesity, chest pain, dizziness, etc. You should work to improve your overall fitness level, not your RHR.

  100. jess says:

    uhm im 14 98lbs and like 5, 4 or sumthing my resting heart rate is 66 bpm is that good or bad???

  101. Adia says:

    Please someone help!
    I am concerned about my heartbeats per minute.
    Is that really bad?
    I don’t do any physical activities except for those in the school, but I have no diseases (at least that I know of) that should be affecting my heartbeat.
    I eat healthy, I’m 14, I’m a girl, I do not smoke nor take drugs or anything like that. I’m 160 cm tall and weight 54 Kgs.
    Is there something really serious I should be worried about…?

  102. Elle says:

    Wow mine is 101. hmm

  103. Kelcee-Cait says:

    mine is 102. but thats only because im running a fever of 103.7 and my heart feels weird.

  104. Jessica says:

    I am a 17 year old female. Perfect BMI. My heart on average beats 119 BPM, however, after waking up it can get to around 130 BPM.
    Is this considered bad?

  105. igland says:

    i am 42 yrs old my resting heart rate is 189 is something wrong with me

  106. rasberry says:

    Uh its good to know that teens have higher heart rates as to the ‘average’ adult heart rate…
    so girls and boys dun worry… you all should have higher metabolism rate anyways…
    From Wiki –
    “When resting, the average adult human heart beats at about 70 bpm (males) and 75 bpm (females); however, this rate varies among people and can be significantly lower in endurance athletes. The infant/neonatal rate of heartbeat is around 130-150 bpm, the children’s heart beat is 100–130 bpm, the older child’s about 90–110 bpm, and the adult’s about 60–100 bpm . 75 beats per minute translates to 4500 beats an hour, 108,000 beats per day, or about 39,420,000 beats in a year.”

    i’m 25yrs and 62/min

  107. Lola says:

    I am 13 mine is 126

  108. david says:

    i would see a doctor -if i could afford it- but idk its never happend b4 my heart will be fine n it will thump normally but then it will beat twice and i can feel it when i lay down should i be concerned ? x.x

  109. Sandy says:

    My resting (and exercise) heart rate has always been high: 80 resting (even relaxing in bed) and 160 (at the top of walking up hills or stairs after a brisk 30-minute walk). I am 49, 5 foot 6, 140 lbs, not great aerobic shape (I am winded at the tops of those hills) and 30-minute brisk walks 4-5 times a week. I drink 4-5 cups of coffee a day, eat too much sugar like most people, although of course I am trying to cut back, and I do not smoke. In addition to the basic rules of eating right and exercise more, do you have any other specific advice on how to lower my overall heart rate? Thanks.

  110. Amanda W says:

    HI there,

    I am 77kg about 1.67 and I am 21 years old

    I wish my heart rate could be way below what it actually is..
    My heart rate per minute believe it or not is 120 beats per minute. this is due to my over active thyroid..

    So let them check your thyroid..

  111. sharon A says:

    Hi ,i used to weigh 119 kilos at 42 years old my resting heart rate was in the 60s .Now 18 months later and 30 kilos lighter my resting heart rate is 47.I exersise every day and found this has helped to get my heart in to shape

  112. alyssa says:

    My heart rate is 150, and i am 15 years old.

  113. matt says:

    I am 14 years old and i playy baseball a lot. I weigh 109 pounds and I play for a baseball league every year. My heart rate is 70 bpm and wanted to know if that is okay fot someone my age.

  114. Glenn says:

    oh, wow. my resting heart rate is 130. im very skinny, about 118 lbs. 5’6 white male.

  115. Zachariah says:

    Just like SR Forcer in the earlier comments- I also quit the smokes. Except my HR was in the high 90s because I was also high on meth before. After dropping all my addictions for adrenaline(mountain biking), I lost 60lbs and now my resting HR is 48bpm. I went from not being able to see my own weight on the bathroom scale…to having six-pack abs.

  116. becca says:

    i am a pregnant 22yo female with a regular resting of 120+. But I have been having episodes since I was a kid of it getting to 210 or 215. It has been really painful here recently so I have finally decided to go back to the cardiologist in march. Haven’t been since I was 15 and that was over 2 babies ago haha so I guess I learned my lesson on this one.

  117. lalo says:

    hello my name is eduardo i have a hert rate of 86 a get scared when my heart beeps 100 and that shoots my h panic hat could i do to stop this panicy stuff plz help i dont know what to do i think i am going to get a hert attack

  118. Bubba says:

    I’m a 6’3″ 275 pound male and mine is 52-58, so weight isn’t everything. I’m 37 and recently rode a 55 mile ride and the last 10 miles or so I was in the mid 170′s to mid 180′s. I have a max of 186. I also have fairly high BP, about 140 over 80.

    It’s important to note that I’ve been under the care of a cardiologist for the last 6 years due to an atrial arythmia. I also played college football and have always been fit, although I did smoke for several years.

    Point is, it’s impossible to say what’s “perfect” when it comes to heart matters. You should ask for an EKG at your physicals if you have any worries. At the least it will ease your mind.

  119. geoffb says:

    I’m 19 and my resting heart rate is 37-40 (I excersize every day). I set off the heart rate monitors when I got my wisdom teeth taken out haha.

  120. steven says:

    this sites are really helpfull…Im 17 and my heart rate was 133 resting and I would always feel tired. After reading many posts online I told my parents and I found out I have arrhythmia. Advice to all you people…if you feel somethings wrong go to your doctor.

  121. B rai says:

    i just checked my resting h/r and it came in at 48. is that more to do with my stroke volume or my haemoglobin rate? what is a good way to increase my haemoglobins? my guess would be interval training, but not sure what durations of work / rest periods i should be doing? thanks

  122. BIFF119 says:

    im 15, weigh between 130 and 140, and im 5ft 8inches. my heart rate (if i did this right) is around 114 a minute…should i get that checked out or not worry about it? (i also dont work out much)

  123. Blondie says:

    When it comes to heart rate, it is different for different ages. A young person is definately not that of the older person. A childs heart rate is quiet a bit higher than a 40 year old in shape. My mother in law had to have a pace maker with a heart rate of 55 due to it being too slow to move fluid from her small body. You should always ask a doctor before making a decision on your heart. My cardiologist said 70 beats per minute is normal, unless you are so physically fit and work out non stop. 55 for me, I thought was good until I went to see him and he said no, it was too low, and I was tired all the time. I now have a rate of 68 to 72 and feel great. Just remember, we all are the same yet different.

  124. James says:

    For everyone to know. I am a guy, I was just reading on the site. And noticed that you have mentioned the difference of heart rate between sexes.
    I am probably what you would call an extremely fit individual. Swimming team, just about every sport, you know how it is for guys, always got to out do the other guy.
    I have a resting heart rate of 42. My doctor says it’s perfectly normal and due to my fitness and constant exercise. I am only 16. This is a low heart rate. I have had considerable interest from the AIS (Australian Institute of Sport).
    I compared my heart rate to that of a girl in my swimming team, of 17 and around the same fitness of me, her resting heart rate is 51.
    This shows the difference between men and women.
    Like this site. It’s a good read. Some amazing stories on here. Keep up the cool work.

  125. Susan says:

    I am a 14 year old girl and recently we have measured our resting heart rate in PE in school. My resting heart rate was 90, both days. When i tried at home my resting heart rate was 84.
    I exercise every day and work out at the week ends, so i should be really fit. I also run cross country and long distance, but with my result I do not seem so fit.
    Also when we measured our recovering heart rate; my bpm were back to my Resting heart rate after 1 minute and the next day after 2 minutes.
    Is there something wrong, or do i just need to exercise more?

  126. Rikki says:

    mine is 84 exactly.

  127. Marc-A Doucet says:

    my names marc, im 19, i had a heart operation, my heart rate is 94 while relaxing

  128. sam says:

    When in doubt see your doctor… we are a combination of our food intake, family health history, activity level, and stress management.. so walk 30min a day and or some other activity, drink fluids, de stress, relax….. and if you are sick, see a doctor…. Our bodies and health levels change as we age so things will be different at every age span…. Once again, if in doubt see a doctor, dont like their advice get a second or third opinion……Relax… this website is great but its just a resource not intended to take the place of your doctor… another resource to checkout is realage.com….

    Ps I am a 46yr old mom getting back in shape after kids started college… on week three 30min walk/jog! Feels great, less stress,
    low pressure, ekg, and heart rate…..sleeping good too! perimenipause and all!!! Never too late, start today! Sam

  129. Arvind says:

    Hi Everybody…..Its nice to share about your lifestyle and HR.its gave me a lot of idea and one thing is sure that there is no ideal range for HR. To tell about myself I am a guy of 31 years, 170 cm and 74kg of weight and I am a software engineer by profession.
    I drink 4-5 times in a week and smoke 1-2 cigs. I do try to go for a walk or do swimming 2-3 times a week. I measured my HR which is 74 per min. I think its best to measure in morning, for me its 64 sometimes and 78 sometimes. Well the HR continuously fluctuates i.e after meal it increases a bit….in office it increases due to work stress. Its best to take multiple readings like when you are in office and when you are at home and when you are very happy and stress free. For smokers …it increases just after smoking.
    Now there is one more scientific fact that we all know that every heart comes with pre decided number of beats i.e every heart is programmed for X number of beats and after that it will stop. So its like a reserve and everybody dpends according to his/her lifestyle. So I think that is need to lower our resting HR so that the spending should be less. Exercise is best way as it lowers the resting HR. I do exercise….which is helpful but one more effective way is to do breathing exercises which lowers down the HR drastically. I tried pranayam for 20 min daily twice and in 1 week my HR came to 58 in morning, and 62 in ofice after meal.
    I guess best way is to exercise and do breathing exercises also…whatever you follow ultimately its good to have lower RHR as I told beats are limited and fixed for every heart in lifetime…so spend carefully. Any more suggestions will be really appreciating!!

  130. Nicole Stevenson says:

    I am 36 weeks pregnant and get SO tired just walking around my house. Checked my heart rate and it was 98 bpm. Is this normal for a woman in her 3rd trimester?

  131. R G says:

    my heart rate right now is about 60 but for a while my resting heart rate was around 45 bpm. i was at a very low weight then, do u think that affected it?

  132. Geralyn says:

    Mine is 113. I am 45. Slighly overweight. I take high blood pressure & choles. meds. ?????

  133. forrest says:

    Mine is around 90bpm, I am 5’6″ and weigh alittle less then 120, is my heart rate high?

  134. Ana says:

    My resting hear rate in 47-50, am 30 yeas old female, am overweight (174 lbs and 5 feet 5 inches) and am not too constant with my exercise. Sometimes I exercise 3-5 days a week, sometimes none. In 2007 I run my first (and only) 10K race in 61 minutes, but havent run at all for over a year now.
    Why is my hear rate so low? Any suggestions?

  135. M.Schu says:

    Do you take a RHR while standing or sitting?

  136. Otto says:

    Really low resting heart rate must be genetic.

    My resting HR hovered around 59-60 all through high school. BP was always just below 120/80. I swam, bicycled and ran a lot. Was able to easily hold my breath 4-1/2 minutes underwater and sank in the pool if I exhaled. I could swim underwater at full speed for 60 Meters. I could never get my resting HR down below 59.

    In my late 20′s, HR got to 70-75. Started hour long commutes to work.

    In my 30′s I found closer work and got my HR down to the 60′s again.

    When I hit 38 my BP averages went to 115/85. HR – low 60′s. My doctor says 85 is too high. It’s genetic. I bicycle to work. I take the stairs even when I’m lugging around 40 lbs. and only use the elevator when I have to push around cartloads of things. No matter how much I excercise, my HR and BP doesn’t go much lower.

  137. lessermystery says:

    I’m 47 years old. My resting heart rate is 42 bpm. But that was taken in the middle of the day. I’ll have to try it first thing in the morning. I recover almost instantly after my workouts. I’ve been working out in the basement almost every day for six and a half years. But I never thought of myself as a hard core athlete, or gifted in that respect. My whole goal in starting to exercise was to get to a size 8 because I was tired of being fat and feeling ugly. I’m a size one now – only because I found I loved exercising so much, I never stopped, and over time my discipline around eating also became much stronger.

  138. heather says:

    my heartrate after taking an aquafit class at 10-10 45am now(1216pm) is 125bpm at resting point .. I feel really “hollow” if that makes sense? i also have hypoglycemia.. although my blood sugar level is 6.7 and 109 over 87 is this normal

  139. helpplease says:

    my resting HR is anywhere between 90 and 107. been tracking it for a couple of months. my family practitioner said “it happens to women your age”. I smoke occassionally. I drink a couple of glasses of wine 3- days a week. I am 44 years old. 5’11″ weigh 190 lb.
    I’m so worried. Should I see another doctor?

  140. suz says:

    I am 34 years old, smoked for 15 years until Jan 08… for the last 2-3 years have suffered from chronic lethargy, and post quitting smoking, gained 7kg despite regular intense exercise and healthy eating. Resting heartrate is 48…. doc put me on duromine to help with weight loss and increasing heartrate.. no weight loss after 2 months (while still exercising regularly and eating well), and heartrate while on duromine was 54.. Docs have given up. Also suffer from irritable bowel syndrome. Any advice?

  141. Roxanne says:

    I am 36 years old and I weighed in today at 191. I know I am somewhat out of shape, but I joined a gym today and I wanted to know if I should be focusing the HR that burns fat or the higher hr that is considered Cardio Zone. I spent 12 min on elliptycal machine and got to 141 HR. My resting heart rate right now is 72. What do you think?

  142. Sarah Lynnette says:

    Im 16 and my resting heart rate is 110. I am over weight but I have had previous heart conditions. Wolf Parkinson White Syndrome (WPW). I have went to the dr. I just want to know all of the causes for having a heart beat that high.

  143. Sarah Lynnette says:

    Im 16 and my resting heart rate is 110. I am over weight but I have had previous heart conditions. Wolf Parkinson White Syndrome (WPW). I have went to the dr. I just want to know all of the causes for having a heart beat that high.

  144. Rachel S says:

    I’m 17, not overweight, I work out everyday and try to eat healthy, but I have a messed up metabolism from losing weight the unhealthy way and can’t eat much without gaining weight. I smoke cigarettes sometimes, get around 7-8 hours of sleep every night, have high anxiety, and take medication for ADD. This morning my heart rate was 102bpm then after my medication it went up to 110bpm. Last night my heart rate was 90bpm and the other morning it was 108bpm. I’m thinking about seeing a doctor, but I have an appointment with my doctor who prescribes my ADD meds in a couple of weeks, so I’m thinking I’ll just wait and talk to him?

  145. Scott Y says:

    Wooh! My resting heart rate was 48 BPM last time I checked.

  146. Gene says:

    Hey HR is 41 bpn when resting, I am male 6f4 260lbs…. I do intense cardio 1 hour per day every day…. I am not sure if that is a good heart rate or not…. hope so.

  147. Sarah says:

    I’m 48 and my heart rate is 78.
    I’ve joined the gym and have been going for the last month.

    I have always played squash but was not very fit and had haemoglobin injections and I am only just feeling okay after months of racing heart, skipping beats, pale, heavy bleeding, you name it, I had it.

  148. Mais says:

    Im 16
    Heart Rate 70 exactly
    that good right?
    i do exercise twice a week ( i do track& field )

  149. Maddy says:

    I am thirteen and am currently studying the human body in year nine science at school. For an assignment, I am testing the effect of exercise on the heart rate. We found that a person that does less than the daily average (30 mins) has a higher heart rate after doing one minute of step ups. A person that does about the daily average has a good healthy heart rate. But a person that does more than the daily average has the best heart rate (but only by a little :P ) So, doing at least thirty minutes of any type of exercise a day will help to lower your heart rate.

  150. flower says:

    i just turned 20 a week ago and my heart rate is 88bpm. is that normal or do i need to see a doctor? advice plz!!

  151. amz says:

    I am 19 and my resting Heart Rate is 45bpm- I hardly ever exercise so it cant be an indicator of my fitness levels. should I be concerned that it is so low?

  152. KimB says:

    I am a soon to be 55 year old woman that has been exercising regularily (6 days/wk) since Nov 2008, lost 34 lbs since then and now my resting BP is avg 116/68, Pulse is 53-56. I feel great now, but still need to lose 25-30 more lbs. I am hoping to stop my BP medication now, 5mg of lisinopril in the mornings. I used to have a BP of 140/90 avg, and a resting pulse of 80 or so.

  153. Timmy says:

    I haven’t been working out for a few years and I started again about a month ago. For a little over a week I’ve been on the elliptical for just over an hour everyday. Last month my resting heart rate was over 80 now it seems to be 48. Is this possible? Or did I mess up my initial measurement?

  154. Tabby says:

    My resting heart rate went from an 82 (tested before I gave blood) to a 62 just 6 months later (tested yesterday before I gave blood) Is this normal and a good thing?

  155. shannon says:

    I am a 36 yr old female 39wks preganant, my HR has been extremly high throughout my pregnancy resting is at about 110-128 is it normal for pregnant women to have a higher HR?

  156. marshall says:

    i am a 46 fair shape resting heart rate 37-42 what could be wrong?

  157. Ali says:

    Im a 25 year old woman who excersises 5-6 times a week, eats healthily and heartily, recently stopped smoking and drinking, has a resting heart rate of 50, and has a BMI of between 19 and 20%. I have been having strange episodes where my heart rate suddenly goes up to 120 bpm however ecg recordings show that although my heart rate is fast, it is beating normally. I have seen a cardiologist who says that i am having ectopic heartbeats and cannot explain the rapid pulse. I am wondering if it has anything to do with my body fat levels? as i am usually starving when an episode occurs and have to stuff myself to start feeling better. Can anyone help explain what is happening as it is very frightening?

  158. Neeraj says:

    Im 21 year old male and my resting heart rate is 120. When I go and workout it reaches 180. Told ma doc about it, he said its normal and im nervous. Sounds BS to me.

  159. Melissa says:

    Ali: It sounds like you are having a hypoglycemic episode, which is a low blood sugar. I am a type 1 diabetic (insulin dependent) and you are describing it to a T. Talk to your Dr. about diabetes testing. In the meantime you can always buy a glucometer to test your blood sugar during these moments. Normal range is 70-110

  160. ozzie says:

    Shannon its better you go to the doctor and get a complete CBC. Check your iron levels especiially. Low iron can occur in pregnancy which leads to anemia and in severe anemia can effect heart rate. Once you check your iron levels if they seem to be low just take some iron tablets to balance it out, and make sure your taking your prenatals vitamins.

  161. margaret says:

    i just did a good work out. mowing the yard and now my heart rate is at 102 what is happening

  162. DJ says:

    I’m a 17 year old male, 6’3 and 175lbs, I swim 6-9 times a week for over 2 hours each time. I’ve been doing this for 2 years and I am in really good shape physically. Once I clocked my heart rate at 240 BPM (24 for 6 seconds, so about 240) during an intense swimming set and my resting heart rate is always 80-90. I am always hydrated, I exercise a lot, I sleep plenty, I don’t drink caffeine ever. Why the Hell is my heart rate so high? It’s the highest of any of my friends who swim as much as I do. There is no reason why it should be that high all the time. I’m sure I don’t have arrhythmia, so what’s up? why does every other athlete who works as hard as I do have a ridiculously low resting heart rate?

  163. Mysha says:

    my resting heart rate is 72 so that is healthy, try to maximixe exercice everyday!

  164. Rachel says:

    DJ, I suggest you see your doctor about that…

  165. Mysha says:

    is it healthy to take afternoon naps say at around 4.30 if someone is tired or is really exhausted after coming back from school?!
    some of my friends do that and i was just wondering if it distracts you from your entire sleep session at night?

  166. Sexyho says:

    minee is 98 ?! help is that baad ?!!!!!?

  167. Kevin says:

    I have been exercising 2.5-4 hours a week, every week for the past 5 years. I am a male weighing 155 pounds. And despite that, my resting heart rate has remained at roughly 95-110 bpm.
    Is there anything else I can do to help lower it?

  168. Diana says:

    my resting heart rate is between 97-100 and it rarely drops
    but my blood pressure is only around 92/61
    does that make up for it?

  169. Pam says:

    A normal resting heart rate is between 60 and 100 bpm. In trained athletes it can be lower but to say anything over 84 bpm is “dangerous” is absolute rubbish and totally irresponsible. Resting heart rates over 100 bpm are technically tachycardia but for some people they are normal and dont do the heart any harm. A resting heart rate over 120 may be cause for concern in the long term, but the heart is very resilient and can withstand rates as high as 150 for a day or so. All I see here are people with normal heart rates who have become worried because of a totally inaccurate piece of information. If your resting heart rate is under 100 you are fine – so stop worrying. Btw I work in cardiology

  170. lil_lelo says:

    my blood pressure is 138/68, my resting hear rate is 100-105…the problem is…im 25….what could be the problem, I also have edema.

  171. Pam says:

    edema can be caused by many things – in a 25 year old the least likely cause would be heart failure. Heat, fluid retention, being overweight, sitting down a lot, time of the month in females, travelling can all trigger edema. Check if there is pitting when you press on your ankles first thing in the morning, as opposed to the end of the day when edema is likely to be worse. Anxiety issues could be causing the slightly faster heart rate and high systolic blood pressure – this sort of a gap between systolic and diastolic pressures is often seen in white coat syndrome. However, if you are worried it is always worth getting things checked out – not because there is likely to be a problem, but for your own peace of mind.

  172. taylor s says:

    i am 16 and 6 foot 0 inches, and am overweight at 238, and my rest heart rate is around 99-101. i mow 5 yards a week (most push mower, 2 are riding. also i try to get at least 3 two-six mile bike rides in per week. so im not always sitting around but i am overweight, so what could be wrong if at resting for 30 mins my hr is 100? we do have a history of heart disease in the family.

  173. tiffany says:

    mine is 64

  174. Diane says:

    I had a fitness test at the gym yesterday and mine was 46, which is lower than my last fitness test, my trainer said its one of the lowest he has seen.

  175. haley says:

    my resting heart rate is 120bpm

  176. FitGirl says:

    A True resting heart rate should be taken first thing in the morning, before performing any physical activity.

  177. Jumbo says:

    I’m 36F and about 100+ lbs overweight (have been overweight all my life), workout (tennis/gym) 4-5/wk, resting heart rate (well technically my watching tv heart rate) is 45 but it has been as low as 39 (when watching golf).

    Is it possible that I’m an elephant?

  178. Rachael says:

    Well my heart rate is always over 100 when resting. Right now is is on average 116. The other day it was at 140!!
    I have recently been diagnosed with congenital heart disease but surely even with that it shouldnt be that high!!
    i also have a heart murmur, a split second heart beat, and possibly pulmonary hypertension.
    I consider myself healthy for a 16/17 year old, i am 5ft2 (short) and weigh around 8st.
    So im quite worried that my heart rate is this high

  179. Curt says:

    I’m 18 and my resting heart rate is 98.. Should I be worried? :S

  180. serge says:

    I am 41 years old. Exercise since I am 13. Height 6 feet. weight 170-173 lbs. Pressure: 115/75, resting rate 53 per minute. I go to gym 3 times a week.
    Run 2 miles in 15 minutes heart rate at around 160 at the end. Then go to pull ups and push up. when pulling up add 35 pounds and do about 100 times in 5 sets. push ups add from 80 to 120 pounds additional weight and make 150 times within 4 sets.
    I think I am quite fit. No one think I am 41 :) Guys think I am 28 :) ))))

  181. Kayleigh says:

    i am 16 years old and my average bpm seems to be 140…I noticed this when I started going to the gym that before I had began my workout it was around this. Then when I do begin exercising it pushes 180bpm but I dont feel out of breath or anything. I think I should be worried?

  182. tom says:

    How bad is it if my heart beats over 300 at times? Only happened a few times..

  183. Lindsey says:

    Im 24, 5ft2″ and i weigh around 13 and a half stone (down from 18 stone + back january 2008)… i am a sufferer of bi-polar disorder and during a manic phase (which is when i lost weight and managed to get down to 12st2lb) i joined jjb gym… i was assessed by an instructor who said my resting rate was 120 (at which point he asked me to speak slower and told me to sit down) yet during a low its between 70-90…. i think your “mood” and train of thought is a contributing factor to your resting heart rate.

  184. jgg says:

    well im 120bpm and im only 15 going on 16 and i weigh 125lbs

  185. fay price says:

    What is a resting hearbeat for a woman age 64 1/2. Last week I ended up in the hospital with a heartbeat of 47. Not good

  186. Nagel says:

    I am 16 and i had a heart rate of 144 when i was just sitting around, not having done any physical activity for 3 or more hours, this was about at 11:30, 12 o’clock at night, then i took it again in the morning and it was 120, any advice

  187. Matt says:

    I’m 24, and 6ft 2″ I’m not a small guy, weigh about 95kgs, have been active my whole life; rowed for 6 years, do various sporting hobbies including mountain biking, surfing, sailing and a few others, but I’m not as active these days as I used to be, I’ve started riding my bike everywhere I go, but for the last 6months i’ve been a bit lazy… My resting heart rate taken this morning in bed when I woke up was on average 50. This could be quite worrying for me as I’m not very fit at the moment and I know I’m not because I have been fit my whole life and can feel im nowhere near what I used to be! …Does heart rate significantly increase if you go from being fit and healthy to being lazy for 6 months and sit around doing not much???

  188. mac says:

    my resting beat was 96 im should i be worried im 18

  189. mary says:

    I am concerned about my resting heart rate and have been told repeatedly by my doctors that I just “get nervous” during physicals and that it’s no big deal. But I’m 24 and have a resting heart rate at about 110. I’m 140 pounds and of average fitness–I walk to work daily, and play tennis, etc on the weekends.

    Any advice on how to talk to my doctors (this isn’t the first one who told me not to worry) or to lower my heart rate?

  190. Ananth says:

    My mother is 57 years old her pulse rate when checked recently showed only 60 per minute. is this a problem or normal pls let me know

  191. Jessica says:

    My resting heart rate is about anywhere from 87-103. I’m an 18 y/o female… 5’7″… 135lbs… And a healthy diet. Problem is I have really bad anxiety and stress issues… My heart never stops pounding. :(

  192. jeff says:

    I have been running for many years and my resting heart rate runs between 36 and 42. My work offers an extensive physical every year, which includes a sonogram of most of our organs and I was told that my ejections fraction was phenomenal. It just shows how efficient your heart is the slower it beats.

  193. cagney c says:

    i went out and bought a finger pulse oximeter and it’s the ccoolest thing ever you can take it with you where ever you go and keep up with your pulse rate and oxygen at all times. i paid $217.00 for mine. it’s neat how your pulse changes through out the day. at night time when i am in the bed my pulse rate is between 60 and 70bpm but during the day when i am up and doing things i have seen it as high as 174bpm on that thing even when i do physical exercise or walk around the block it’s so neat to know your pulse rate and how it varies during the day!!!!!!

  194. john says:

    hi, my names john i way about 74 kilos and during exercise i pushed my pulse too 212, im asuming thats bad because my girlfriend got all worried could anyone like let me know what it means and what my pulse should be at and stuff. cheers.

  195. Dq says:

    Hello. I am a twelve year old girl who is four foot nine inches tall and weighs 94 lbs. I have a resting heart rate of 48. Is that bad? I know that you are not a doctor but I am just wondering…

  196. Kyra says:

    Hello. I’m a 20 year old female. I weigh 113 lbs and am 5’3″. My heart rate varies from 80 to 112 bpm, but averages in the 90 range. I do have thyroid issues, but all my TSH levels have been in the normal range. Regardless, I weighed 121 lbs in May and got to 113 lbs in July with no change in my heart rate that I could tell. My latest TSH blood test showed that my levels are improving, so I’ve been a little confused as to why I’ve lost weight and why my heart rate seems so high without any change in diet or exercise. Anyone have any ideas or advice?

  197. Carly says:

    great website, went docs thursday, blood pressure was 98 over 36 =/ heart rate was 93 but got chest infection been told if it gets worse i have to go a+e, but its not as bad, took a resting one this morning was still high at 87 but a little lower

  198. pretty chzy says:

    im 13 yr. old girl who is physically fit. i have a pe project and i wanted to know what the average resting heart rate would be for me. im on a track team and i practice every nite. so im pretty fit. what would be a guestimate? :D

  199. Anjomar says:

    Mines at 46.

  200. Chloe says:

    Mines 130 a min resting HA! cuz im all drugged up on Chromium Picolinate, try it sometime.. it makes you drop weight like crazy.

  201. Kelly says:

    Im 19, a smoker…. Mine is 132 resting… i have terrible anxiety….I am on Medication for anxiety, but before i take it i get really scared to take it and my anxiety gets worse….What should i do

  202. Karisa says:

    I am 17 6foot and my heart rate is 160 without any exercise. i am about 140 pounds and i have asthma anyone have any coclusions

  203. Heather says:

    42 old woman, 5ft.8in., 190bs., smoker, disabled, little exercise. Doctor tested resting heart rate at 130!

    Having severe,severe fatigue, cold sweats, light headed,headaches for five weeks. Doctor ran all sorts of blood work, waiting for results.

    She said if not better 7-10 days she will set up appt. with cardiologist.

    Should I wait that long??!!

  204. ctn says:

    I’m 36 and my resting heart beats around 56, but when i drink it jump to 120. I drink almost everyday, from 9-5 for the last 1-1/2. Is that really bad?

  205. df24 says:

    im 21 i dont smoke or drink. im 5’4 135 pounds and havent been very active for about a year and a half, ive been having alot of heart symptoms. when i excersize it can esaly got to 187+ it could go more but once i saw 187 i stoped and rested. i was not even running really… and was on a 24 hour monitor and it said it ranges 130-150bpm from doing pretty much nothing. and at night time its 45bpm. whatcha think about it? think its something bad or normal? the reason i dont excersize is cua ive been sick a bit with tension headaches/migrains and been busy with other stuff

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  207. Ashfaq Orakzai says:

    Iam 41 and my resting heart rate is 56 bpm Iam obese and on anti hypertensive medications. Is that a normal

  208. lina says:

    i m 36 and my heart rate lately is always over 108 (lowest) and up to 130 when resting, have constant fluttering or thumping in my chest!! after reading ur comments i think perhaps this is not so good!! thanks i will go see my gp i think :0)

  209. carmen says:

    i am 26 years old australian female, i run about 5 to 6 km almost every day my resting heart rate is about 62bpm

  210. julie says:

    my heart rate is 39 per minute blood pressure is 122/68 i have severe hypothyroidism

  211. chad says:

    would you say 79 beats a minute is healthy for an 18 year old turning 19 next month.
    i know your not a doctor, as i’ve read.
    i’m fairly fit. 5’10 153lbs

  212. Jenny says:

    Hello, I’m 17 about 5’2 and 195 pounds. My resting heartrate fluctuates from about 125 to 140.

  213. Elizabeth says:

    I’m 17 and my resting rate is 105 per minute. Is that normal?

  214. Charles says:

    Young people who exercise regularly and who still maintain a comparatively high heart rate need to consider a number of complicating factors. At 17 for example your endocrine system is undergoing important changes and pumping heavy hormones into your bloodstream; adrenalin, testosterone, thyroxine to name a few. Also these are set on hair trigger which does not even stabilize during REM sleep. On the other hand there are other health problems to consider from hyperthyroidism, to drug or supplement overuse, to heart abnormalities. So you SHOULD see a doctor, especially if you are getting enough sleep, or an uneven pulse is accompanied by unwell feelings like dizziness, breathlessness or fatigue.
    That said, the best time to take your pulse for comparative readings is before you get out of bed in the a.m. or at least as soon as you return from relieving your bladder, making sure to maintain the same position each time. Even so variations of 10 b.p.m. should probably be ignored.

  215. craig says:

    im 16, and ive been takin my heart rate for the last 1-2 hours now, its been going up and down from 46-53, is this bad?? i weigh around 56kg and im 5.9ft

  216. LULU says:

    really you all just check with your doctors,normAL HEART RATE IS 60 to 100
    the one with bi-polar,hello,your heart beats fast,anxiety is part of it
    the girl who’s parents say paronoid,hello that will bring your rate up
    if you are not active you heart rate will be higher,if you are over weight it will be higher
    please don’t get answers here,those with really low heart rates,are very active,
    and if you are not active other then walking to places,then it will be higher

    if you go to any drug store to get blood pressure and you walked there,and no one carried or wheeled you in,yes your heart rate will be fast ,hello you probably walked fast

    my blood pressure is 125/76 and I walk fast,by the time I get the the BP machine in walmart,this is walking fast through the parking lot,then walk fasr=t through walmart to get to the bp machine,my heart rate is 99,

    don’t listen to anyone here,if you think your heart rate is fast go see your doctor
    stress or worries,or constantly taking your pulse,will make it go higher,anxiety even if you don’t feel anxious will bring on higher heart rate
    we are not doctors here,
    don’t you ever see doctor shows,while someone is sleeping,or in a coma,their heart rate is at 60 to 63 they show the moniters,believe me,if those numbers were wqrong,the help they get from real doctors will tell them the rate is too high
    people relax
    one of you said your chest feels bruised,but not to touch,have you ever heard of inflamation around the chest bone,happens very often to ppl,next time you feel this,so a standing push up against the wall,if it hurts,thats all you have is inflamtion,,which will take about 1 to 2 weeks to go away and may come back or not

  217. LULU says:

    The one that had 300 bpm,which I don’t believe,better get checked out for WPW its either wolf,parkinson white or white,parkinson wolf disease
    My nephew had this,his got as high as 200 ,doctor told him to hold hid breath to get out of it until he heart surgery

  218. In Trouble says:

    Im 25 years old. Im good looking, in the modeling industry, but I have a nasty past of risk factors including childhood high dose ritalin therapy from 5-15 years of age, and a past of smoking. My resting avg heart rate today is 125 bpm, and I frequently get arrhythmias and weird stuff. Im 6ft 1in with thin thighs and a generally narrow physique. I am constantly plagued by muscle fatigue and light headedness esp upon standing.

  219. LULU says:

    In trouble
    if you are a model and very thing carring around a over 6 ft body,i would say you need foodm

    go see your doctor,you could be lacking so many vitamins,Vitamin B 12 being one

    so many things can be a factor here

    go see you Doctor

  220. ally says:

    I am a 35 yr old mother of 4 i am 5 ft7 and weigh in at a STAGGERING..(LOL) 97 whooping pounds …but as of late i have been VERY lethargic cold cranky and have been getting very strange feelings in my chest …i say it FEELS almost like i can feel my heart turning over in my chest not necessarily painful but strange 4 sure ..then this morning i took my pulse cause it felt like it would beat literately out of my Lil Ole chest… I clocked er @ an alarming 185 bpm give er take as i am sure i haven’t got taking a pules to a science just yet…second time around it was still 165 …any advice or ideas why it would be SO high or ideas on WHAT in the heck that strand sensation is i get in me chest might be …any help or ideas would be VERY helpful and appreciated ..o don’t know if this matters or no but i am Manic Depressive and on both Lithium and Zepraxa to control it .

  221. sasha says:

    my heart rate is 96 bpm i don’t know if i should be worried i am quite a bit over weight at around 148 and 5 foot 1 ????

  222. sianuna says:

    i’m 20 and have a resting heart rate of around 85…. is this something i should be worrying about? i do a fair amount of exercise and i eat healthily but from what i’ve just read this doesn’t sound too good……

  223. athleticaa says:

    I am 16 years old with a resting heart rate of 39. Whenever I check it when I am not active during the day, it is between 55-70. My heart rate never exceeds 100 bpm whenever I work out. My blood pressure is also incredibly low, should I be worried?

  224. thug says:

    Yo, 47-50 should be like before you get out of bed right after you wake up. I know hardcore peeps that do loads of sports have resting heart rates over 100. with that said you guys should probably just see a doctor if you have any real concern. I also have low blood pressure and a pretty high resting heart rate.

  225. tara says:

    i am 24 and im 6 days off having my 3rd baby, my resting heart rate at the moment is 115 bpm, is this normal for being pregnant.. im trying to find out what a resting heart rate should roughly sit at… i went to the docs last night and he said it was quite high then,, but silly me forgot to ask what it was so i guess im trying to ask to see if mine at the moment is normal or high.

  226. sarah says:

    hi i am 17 years old and i have a resting heart rate of 100+ i swim 2k every morning am very fit and a healthy weight, i recently went to the doctor and my blood pressure was 165/90 standing and 140/90 sitting.. i have had an echo and ecg but don’t get results until next week.. does anyone know what it could be?

  227. Johnny N says:

    Wow, Im 15, male, and mine is about 90 bpm..

  228. alex says:

    what do 13 to 19 years eat?
    what do 19 to 55 needs to eat to be healthy?

  229. Kerry says:

    My heart rate is only 50 or so bpm, but I smoke around a pack a day (which should raise my heart rate). I am 110 lbs and 5 ft 6 in but I am not fit from working out. I assume this is bad, especially for a seventeen-year-old girl?

  230. plumsue says:

    I am 51 yrs. old and obese. My heart rate is always above 121? I have been referred to a cardiologist. What does my high heart rate indicate?

  231. elle says:

    hi, i’m a seventeen year old. recently we have been measuring our heart rates in biology class and my resting heart rate has been measured to 101 by wrist and 98 by pulse meter. this was about an hour into my lesson and had not been very active that day. Can someone tell me if there is anything wrong with me? im healthy, but i don’t execise alot, mainly walking everywhere. thankyou

  232. Apple says:

    Mine is 45 bpm, but I am an active person so I think that would be normal.

  233. Jamie says:

    I’m 15.. 5’4 and 130 pounds.. my heart rate is 129 BPM… I’m in sports and have been active my whole life.. why is it so high??

  234. Danny says:

    Hey im 14 years old and my heart rate is below 40 is this good or bad?

  235. bia says:

    my heart resting heart rate is 82 times per minute.
    is this normal ?what should i do?

  236. Jeremy says:

    oh dang…my resting heart rate is 88-90 and I am only 28 years old and definitely not overweight. (5’11” and 158 lbs) I also have good blood pressure and everyone always says I look really healthy, and I eat very healthy. I don’t get any exercise, and whenever I try to start getting into exercising I always seem to come down with a cold very shortly afterwords which breaks an exercise habit from forming. I remember this starting in middle school, when I ran track I would get sickness in my chest and sinuses all the time and then when I stopped getting exercise I would stay healthy again. What is up with my body??

  237. maranda houghtling says:

    hi so im 19 and sience i was born ive had a problem with my heart ill be sitting still and my heart rate will jump up to 160 or higher. ive had one docter tell me it was probly wpwd (wolff parkensons white desies) i was wondering if there was a test i could take to prove if i have it?

  238. andrea says:

    I’m 14 and my resting heart rate was 84. I am slim and I eat pretty healthy. can someone tell me why it came out so high?

  239. Bink says:

    I’m only 16 years old, 5’9″, and weigh about 130 lbs and my resting heart rate is just about 100 bpm…


  240. will bows says:

    Hi i am concerned about my heart rate
    i am 20 years old and am currently doing a degree in physical education i love sports and exercise every day i can run for hours without getting tired and eat only healthy foods.
    My problem is that my heart rate is 84 beats per minute and this is when i am laying in bed when i walk about it goes up to 90 why is it so high thanks

  241. john says:

    65 years old, 47-55 resting heart rate,even with exercise rate does not go over 135-140. bp usually 120/75. I was on prescrip at one time for bp 160/105 heart rate 78, stopped and used herbs,same for celestrol, was 210, used red rice yeast extract, now 160. Do it naturally, stay away from prescripts.

  242. Roxanne says:

    i am 16 and my heart rate is 80 bpm is that good or bad because i do alot of fitness work and trampolining

  243. Jill H says:

    A low heart rate is not always an indicator of fitness. My husband was an avid hockey player. His heart rate was always low but doctors said it was because he was so fit. It turned out that he has an arrythmia disorder and now has a pacemaker. He used to get light headed during or after intense workouts. He thought that it was just a sign of working hard. I have read a lot about heart rates and talked to many doctors (my 7 year old has a low heartrate as well). Everyone’s resting heart rate can different. If you are feeling palpatations, light headedness or dizziness you should have an ECG done. Don’t assume that just because you are fit that a heart rate under 50bpm is OK.

  244. Whoever wrote this article is a complete idiot. I have had heart surgery and see a cardiologist every 6 months. A resting heart rate of 80 is NOT dangerous. My heart rate used to get up to 260 bpm due to my heart problem. I still have anxiety attacks where it gets up to 170. It cracks me up seeing people worrying about their heart beating 70-80 bpm. Alot of different factors go into heart disease. My heart is healthy, I just had an electrical problem in my heart. Panic attacks cause chest pain and high heart rate. And it seems like there are alot of panic attacks going on right now on this sight.

  245. Matt says:

    I just measured mine, it’s 50, but probably because I only do cardio at the gym.

  246. Lisa says:

    My resting heart rate used to be 84-88 and I have recently lost 30 lbs and started doing more cardio. Now my heart rate is 72. Losing weight and moving more has made a huge difference.

  247. Lisa says:

    My resting heart rate used to be 84-88 and I have recently lost 30 lbs and started doing more cardio. Now my heart rate is 72. Losing weight and moving more has made a huge difference.

  248. Lisa says:

    My resting heart rate used to be 84-88 and I have recently lost 30 lbs and started doing more cardio. Now my heart rate is 72. Losing weight and moving more has made a huge difference.

  249. woodyGroup says:

    I walk 13 miles a day with my job. I am female 38 and my resting heart rate is 98. In the mornings it is around 115. At night a couple of times it has been as high as 200. Also get the skipped heart beats. Dr. put me on a Beta-blocker, but they make me so tired, I also lift weights.

  250. woodyGroup says:

    I walk 13 miles a day with my job. I am female 38 and my resting heart rate is 98. In the mornings it is around 115. At night a couple of times it has been as high as 200. Also get the skipped heart beats. Dr. put me on a Beta-blocker, but they make me so tired, I also lift weights.

  251. jeremy says:

    why would my resting heart beat be around 65-70 and my standing bein 100-110 on average ive had a POTS test, ultrasound , ekg and chest xray of heart and it came out normal

  252. matty k says:

    hi elle i read your post and i really have some bad news , !! your going to die soon :( im sorry but i thik your heart really wont handle that shit for much longer

  253. Kort says:

    Im 18 and mine is 112 a minute. im not overweight and dont smoke or anything. is that bad??

  254. amyli says:

    mines is 94… and im only 15.. i am pretyy active tho is somethin wrong?

  255. Junior says:

    When I check my blood pressure, the heart rate shows anywhere from 90 to 100 beats per minute. This is also the case after just getting out of bed in the morning. Should I be worried?

  256. Chris says:

    I am a 5ft 7 18year old male and only weigh 58kgs should i be worried /=

  257. nancy says:

    I am 69 years old and have a resting heartrate of 45 to 52, I have not exersised for 15 years. Should I be concerned?

  258. Damien says:

    I’m 33 am a cyclist who dabbles in Triathlons & checked mine last nite & was @ 38BPM. ;-)

  259. matt says:

    yea well my resting heart rate varies from 110 to 120 and the doctors dont say anything to me about it and im 21 140lbs

  260. sarah says:

    hi all sounds 2 me some of u r experiencing panic attacks.i have panic dissorder my resting hr can b between 70-115 at rest other times it has gone up 2 170 a strange feeling happens across my chest but then goes after my hr goes dwnit is very scary

  261. katherin says:

    I had my thyroid radiated with the Iodine treatment several years ago and am on medication. I know that glad controls the heart rate, but my thyroid level is checked every 6 mos and is normal.
    Usual heart rate is 50 to low 60s resting, if even rises into a higher normal I can tell it, makes me jittery. I also have systolic hypertension. When got to work this morning (for a doctior) I checked my rate and it was 113, felt real jittery all over, did not check my bp there. He checked it later and it had dropped to 94.

    Later at home after lunch it is 72 but bp was 155/73 and rate was 83. Not sure what is going on or what to do. If goes up higher again guess go to the ER. Have felt lightheaded sitting up or even walking around.

  262. sandra says:

    what is normal for a 2 yr old boy? he tested 82/50. does anyone know?


  263. Maddy says:

    Im 15 and my reating heart rate is 56 is this quite fit?

  264. Jennier says:

    Im 38 years old not very active my pulse rate in the morning is 41-51.
    At night itas like 50-55. I feel like fanting dizzy and just sick I nees to go to the docktor but im scared in the morning i feel so tired the bottom of my eyes are all puffy like I havent slept in days. What is going on we me how can i make it go up?

  265. Nicolo says:

    I am getting really worried, i am 14, really skinny, not particularly muscular, but i eat fine. My bpm: 108. :o . Please give advice!!!! Really need it!!

  266. b a says:

    why are younger peoples heart rates faster and older peoples slower

  267. Lindsey says:

    I’m really scared

    My mom has been having high heart rate and she said she feels pressure on her chest her heart rate is like over 100 is this bad? She won’t tell me anything is she going to be okay?? Should she go to the docor? And what might she have?

  268. Aimie says:

    I am 17 my pulse is 85-100 when sitting. But as soon as I stand up it can go to like 111. I am quite underweight but was just wondering if I should worry?!

  269. njlsml223 says:

    hi everyone. I think we all need to chill out. A lot of these comments look like really stressed out women, and little kids who are for some reason scared at 12 yrs old. I was worried about my heart rate too, but now I realize I really just need to do what I want, not worry about little nothings, and just get back to being calm me.

  270. njlsml223 says:

    Idk about all of you, but I have been really stressed lately and have had strange symptoms often associated with anxiety. Chill out, make friends with a smart calm person and learn their ways. about me: 19, college, living on my own and do not really have a job, dad is getting laid off, parents divorcing, brother had bloody poop last night, and other stressful items. heart rate just prior to wanting to add a comment was 84 and I was trying really hard to keep it low. I know that excercise makes me feel better mentally and physically. btw, try yoga. Im going canoeing tomorrow.

  271. njlsml223 says:

    Also, women should not drink caffeine, ever! Please! For you!

  272. Jennifer says:

    my heart rate is 158…its been like tht a lot lately bc i got it checked at school……….i dont know my blood pressure……..but at school my heart rate went from 182 to 158 and stayed there……..im only 11 years old….whats wrong???

  273. Christine says:

    I am a 24 year old female who works out 5-6 times per week. I am in pretty good shape but my resting heart rate is anywhere between 85-90. I have been told that is high, but this has only developed over the past few years. Any ideas on why this would occur?

  274. Joshua says:

    I’m 16, mine 119. I have anxiety…

  275. Adam says:

    I am 17 years old, male, and i do work out about 5-6 times per week. though tend to get stressed and have insomnia … my resting heart rate is around 96. Is that normal ?

  276. Laurel says:

    Hi My names laurel and I’m 16. I’m kinda concerned I usually have bp of 110 over 70 and pulse of 70 threw 90 and tonight it randomly shot up to bp of 159 over 100 and pulse of 122! And it’s just slowly going down an hour later I’m going to make an appointment with my doctor but just wanna see if you have any advise for me? Thanx.

  277. J.C. says:

    I’m a 16 y.o. female that has severe asthma and a resting heart rate of 87.

    Recently when I needed to have a needle in hospital and my heart rate hit 190 the doctor didn’t seem to realise, but if I need to get a needle again should I mention it to the doctor/nurse in charge of the needle?

    It apparently only took 30 seconds but my heart rate was comparatively higher than normal asthma related heart rate for about an hour.

  278. may says:

    it was interesting reading it! Thank You! I found good information, You Keep Reading.

  279. Caydie says:

    I thought this website was for WOMEN’s health?

  280. emily says:

    I had a resting heart rate of 124 beats per minute and had a very over active thyroid. If you are having consitsently high rhr I would definatley go straight to your doctor. When the thyroid is overactive it cause your heart to work to hard as well as many other things in your body. When in doubt see you doctor asap..

  281. Abigail says:

    I am 19, 5.7″, I have PTSD, Anxiety and Depression. I’m an insomniac, and I’m on medication. I used to be very fit – exercising at least 2 hours a day. Climbing, horse ridding, gyming, swimming, or running. I now rarely get a chance to exercise more than 1x week. Currently My Heart Rate, at work, is 68. When I was at my fittest I dont think it was much lower. Probably around 58-60. Its odd to me because reading other comments their heart rates with stress seem to be much higher- but how do I go about lowering my heart rate – except for the obvious way of exercising more – which I am trying to put in my hectic schedule.

  282. Mandey says:

    mine was 34!!!!

  283. martha says:

    my mom went to see her doctor and her doctor sent her to a cardiologist because her heart rate is 50 she is 56 years old and weighs about 190 pounds is this serious? please someone help im worried

  284. Marsh says:

    Guys check this out

    Resting Heart Rate Chart For Women

    Age RHR for Athletes Excellent Good Above Average Average Below Average Poor
    18-25 54-60 61-65 66-69 70-73 74-78 79-84 85+
    26-35 54-59 60-64 65-68 69-72 73-76 77-82 83+
    36-45 54-59 60-64 65-69 70-73 74-78 79-84 85+
    46-55 54-60 61-65 66-69 70-73 74-77 78-83 84+
    56-65 54-59 60-64 65-68 69-73 74-77 78-83 84+
    65+ 54-59 60-64 65-68 69-72 73-76 77-84 84+

    Resting Heart Rate Chart For Men

    Age RHR for Athletes Excellent Good Above Average Average Below Average Poor
    18-25 49-55 56-61 62-65 66-69 70-73 74-81 82+
    26-35 49-54 55-61 62-65 66-70 71-74 75-81 82+
    36-45 50-56 57-62 63-66 67-70 71-75 76-82 83+
    46-55 50-57 58-63 64-67 68-71 72-76 77-83 84+
    56-65 51-56 57-61 62-67 68-71 72-75 76-81 82+
    65+ 50-55 56-61 62-65 66-69 70-73 74-79 80+

  285. Lizi says:

    I am 16 and mine resting heart rate is 94.

  286. Gaz H says:

    Hi, I’m a 22 male, 6’6 and weighing about 16stone (uk) i smoke about 15 cigarettes a day, I had a nasty cold about a month ago which gave me a chest infection, I had an ECG yesterday and my bpm was 85 which the nurse advised me was average for a guy my size and build… I guess it varies depending on your size! Go see your doctor if you’re worried though!

  287. ruby ann meneses says:

    mine is beats 134-140 sometimes, i can even hear nt heart beat. i see a doctor and he says that my heart beat is fast too..

  288. megan cruzea says:

    my mom said my heart rate is to low 67 what do you think

  289. person says:

    My heart rate (while i am at school jogging around to get to classes) is 94. My walking is 108. My running is 116-120(i only ran for 1 min). my resting after 1 min. is 80.and then after 3+ min. is 72.

  290. Jensen says:

    Im 16 and 5’10” and my resting heart rate is 53.

    I am a long distance runner, my aim is to get my resting heart rate down to 45, my working heart rate peaks in the late 190s, i want it to peak at 200

  291. Karen says:

    I am 43, 113 lbs. , female. BP 110/71, resting pulse rate of upper 40s to lower 50s. Is this decent?

  292. someone says:

    YaY i got 44 kinda cheating thu, i can lower my heart rate , Lance Armstrong still distroys everyone

  293. Brie-Anne says:

    What if you have an eating disorder? Then what is healthy?

  294. elaine says:

    im 20yrs old today and my heart rate is 126beats a minute wat does that mean??

  295. Nikki says:

    I’m a 16 year old very lazy girl, i do no sports at all, yet i stay slim. but i was a bit worried at pe today because my resting heart rate is 120… its bad??? im guessing anyway and working rate was 187. but im not saying that because im slim, im healthy, i eat all kinds of junk and i try to exercise by jogging but i just get too tired and also i was born with heart problems.. people what do i do to get fit and healthy???

  296. Sufferingdude says:

    OK. Well doctors may be great in general wellbeing department but many lack social skills and patient tollerance. I myself almost died from an virus called pericarditis. I must have visted 13 clinics, all telling me I have anxiety issues…. Only problem was I’m a very laid back healthy person. It took a doctor 4 hours away to actually look at my ecg. Pericarditis is uncurable without a healthy immune system, much like bronchitis, and inevitably if u have a bad illness can let pericaditis in. It is the inflamation of the pericardia around the heart… and by exherting yourself physically, you are crushing your heart. MAKE SURE YOUR DOCTOR IS AWARE OF YOUR ECG RESULTS AND TAKING AND ANXIETY PILLS FOR NO GOD DARN REASON CANNOT AND WILL NOT HELP YOU. gesh… hospitals these days… kinda like getting help at canadian tire. Pills im on right now are indomethacin for reduction of inflamation… im used to 25 mgs and now probably need a higher dosage… My symptoms were stabbing chest pains, tighness of specific areas on left and right side, numbness, tingling of arms, exersise intolerance…still cannot walk to school. My bpm fluxuated from 90-120 at rest 140-180 moving to the bathroom…..or school.

  297. Kris says:

    I am in the United States military. I run 3-4 miles every other day and do an extended muscle building routine in between my run days. My resting heart rate is at a 77 and I have been on this path for 2 1/2 years. Im 6’0 198 lbs. I wonder if there were any tips on lowering my heart rate.

  298. Aaron Ferguson says:

    Hi I just checked my pressure and rate 128-SYS / 85-DIA rate of 74 which is whilst at rest! I drink often (socially and sometimes excessively) and smoke between 5-10 light cigarettes most days. andy ideas to get out of this shitty lifestyle and are my rates OK?

  299. Aimee says:

    Im 21, 98lbs and have always been fit and healthy. Have recently developed a resting heart rate of 120bpm which jumps to 200 if i go up the stairs… guess thats bad?

  300. Renee B says:

    Mine is 66! Good thing Im starting to go to the gym ^-^ Hopefully it will begin to lower after a month or so on the machines. I will also be dancing. I was worried! For some reason in class I became too excited O.O I had 106!

  301. Sean says:

    Look, Im obese, but working out. My resting heart rate is 45. I have no symptoms have dizziness, tiredness, etc. I am losing weight by running (2 miles — not fast walking, but actually running) and biking (biking 10 miles) and eating right and eating foods that are heart healthy. 9 months ago, my blood pressure was averaging about 180/90 my resting heart rate was about 80. Today, my average blood pressure is 117/71 and my resting heart rate is 45. Im still considered obese by the BMI charts. I just got my results back from a cardiologist yesterday that said my heart is in excellent shape — no blockages, no abnormalities, no valve issues, no heart chamber issues. My doctors and my cardiologists dont seem to concerned with my low heart rate even though I am still obese. Im no athlete, for sure. So how do you explain such a low heart rate and low blood pressure?

  302. emmy says:

    in 19, 115lbs, not active at all….my resting heart rates is routinely measured to be between 100 and 120….exactly how dangerous is that?

  303. Chase says:

    165 lbs 19 years old
    with a pulse of 46

  304. Eric says:

    Usually pretty low. The last time at the doctors office was 44.

  305. Karen says:

    My heart rate is between48 and 65 and I am 54 yrs old and my doc told me that was a good heart rate and asked if I worked out in which I told him I did not but used to.

  306. dakota says:

    i am 14 and my heart rate the other day from just walking around in tops was 87 is that bad

  307. david says:

    i am a male of 47 yrs and my resting heart rate is 45-50, but my sleeping heart rate is 29- 33 sould i be worryed.

  308. amir says:

    hy i m 18 yrs old and whats ahe normal heart rate in this age?

  309. Rob says:

    I went to the hospital the other day and the nurse said mine was 46. I was a bit taken a back at first but she said it was a good thing and that either I am very fit or have a very healthy resting heart rate. I do quite a bit of training and sports so it’s probably the former.

  310. Matthew says:

    Most of you are lucky and have normal heart rates. Sadly for me, i have Permanent junctional reciprocating tachycardia or PJRT for short. A rare but extremely difficult cardiac arrhythmia to treat. My resting heart rate is around 130BPM and walking is around 160BPM. Very Bad… I may die before you all and I’m only 16…

    If you want to make sure your heart rate is normal, check with your doctor. If you don’t like or think his/her answer is wrong, Check with antoher doctor to make sure if you like.

  311. matt says:

    im 19 with 6’3 160 pounds with a Lo-40 beats per min any advice? im not at risk of heart failure am i?

  312. Jimmy says:

    Mines 56 beats per minutes. I hardly do any exersize at all. I repeated it about 5 times and got simular results. Any answers?

  313. michelle says:

    i am 11 and my heartrate is 58 bpm and i trying to find a healthy heartrate for kids my age is 58 healthy for an almost 12yr. old?

  314. Jessica says:

    My heart rate last night was 122! And I was very sick, I decided to just sleep it off instead of going to the ER but now I am thinking maybe that wasnt the best Idea

  315. luke nugent says:

    i counted mine and it was 64 is that ok..

  316. Pro says:

    Im 14 years old, and constantly training for the Cross-Country national league. Im really struggling to make my heart rate less than 16, any advice?

  317. steph says:

    well t’m 15 and my resting is from 85 – 95 and i’m very active.

  318. Caitlin says:

    well right now my heart is beating 94-98 is that bad for a 15 year old

  319. monica says:

    im 15 my rate is 102/62 is that good?

  320. steph says:

    well t’m 15 and my resting is from 85 – 95 and i’m very active.

  321. robin says:

    i have to go for a stress test and im stressed about it my heart is racing ive never felt this before anyone have any suggestion on relaxing

  322. Luke says:

    im 13 and a boy, my resting heart rate is 53-60, im a really active runner so yeah…

  323. Ray says:

    I am 73 and have had a physically active life. I cycle six times a week about 25-to-30 miles a session over fairly hilly terrain. I recently measured my resting heart rate at 35 bpm. Is this within the healthy range?

  324. Robb says:

    Hey I am 17 years old, and i have 70 bpm..
    I am 140 pounds.. is this really abnormal?

  325. achilles says:

    im 17, and about 3 stone overwight, however i am quite athletic and have been playing sports regularly for the last 7 years. Even though my weight has increased i still consider myself reasonably fit and have a resting heart rate of about 64 bpm and blood pressure of 121/82. Is this okay? I workout regularly and eat reasonably healthy in good quantities but i cant shif the weight. what could the problem be?

  326. Stephanie says:

    lol. The last time I checked my heart rate, a few nights ago, it was 130.

  327. DP says:

    mine is 99 bpm but i just took a hot bath b/c i have football workouts in 30 min and I am super sore.gotta love waking up at 5:00 in the morning when your 15 years old…

  328. Jessica says:

    Ever since I can remember my health classes teaching us to check out heart rates, I have seemed to have an irregular heart beat. Also it was high even I was in high school, 80 or above.. now I am 22 almost 23 and I just drank a lot of green tea which made me feel really anxious, but my resting rate is 105 right now.. Sometimes it is around 90. I am only about 115 pounds and pretty lean, I just started to exercise again but am always walking and pretty fit. Is this something I should go to the doctor about? To check if there is something wrong with me? Could this be an early indication of anything? Please let me know what I should do.

  329. jsnsdhl says:

    I am a 25 year old female with a resting heart rate of 144 BPM. I have been to the doctor for this and all she told me is its not a problem now but eventually your heart will get tired. Should I find a new doctor? Is this something to worry about? My grandpa had heatr disease.

  330. Britt says:

    I went to the dr. Yesterday and they did an ekg on me and my heart rate was 42 bpm..is that good or bad?

  331. Lizette says:

    I am 43 years and my heart rate is 46bpm from time to time, then i can not lift my arms and are very tired. An defently not a fitness freek.

  332. Mina says:

    I am 25years old. I have been getting dull headaches which sometimes gives me very slightly blurred vision. I also keep experiencing chest pains, where it feels like someone has stuck their fist in my chest and I have to to take a big gasp of air. It only lasts for a few minutes but it is uncomfortble.

    I am getting married in Oct 2010, and have been putting the symptoms down to stress.

    Today I decided toget my blood pressure checked at my local farmacia. These are my results
    heart rate 110

    Is this high and cause for concern? Do I need to see my GP?

  333. nyc says:

    Hi mina

    Yes your blood pressure is high and its a need to be concern. Normal blood pressure is 120/80 or slight lower. But its mainly the bottom number that u really need to be concern about..

    Try drinking ginger tea every morning and wholemega wild salmon fish oil. It worked for within weeks…
    Hope tha helps

  334. Mark says:

    Im 46 my bood pressure is 131 over 64 my resting heart rate is 46

  335. clinton stothard says:

    ive just been sat watching a movie a quite exciting movie actually before the movie my resting BPM was 42 after the movie it was 68. im 23 years old and i started smoking when i was 13 i saw other people doing it and thought its alright i used to take cigs out my mums packets without her knowing. I know its a bad habit but its hard to quit and my heart rate seems fine even tho im smoking. im not a fitness fanatic but i did play basketball,football,tennis,badminton and golf when i was in school and up till the age of 20 could this be why my heart still seems so healthy.

  336. Yasir Khan says:

    I am 32 years old (height 6.1 ft and weight 224 lbs) and have diagnosed with high blood pressure (130+/95+). Basically I am an IT Professional and my lifestyle has not been active at all for a long time. Now I am regularly visiting Physician and also taking prescribed medicines. I have also joined the Gym and doing exercise regularly. In the morning after sleep my heart rate is normally +/- 50 and during exercise it varies between 90-150. I am instructed by doctor to loose my weight at least by 25 lbs and not exceed 150 HR during exercise. After joining Gym and having controlled diet, I am loosing my weight @ 1 kg/week

  337. Don't worry bout it says:

    If you have been to the doctors and the doctor had taken your pulse, listened with a stethoscope, And or checked your blood pressure then do not worry cause a doctor will tell you if anything is really wrong with you. Getting worked up over an Internet article is a waste of your time and the Anxiety from it can increase your heart rate so if your doc doesn’t diAgnose don’t give yourself unneeded stress.

  338. Meagan Anne says:

    I am very concerned. I am 23 yes old. I’m good shape. Weigh 125 and am 5’6. I don’t smoke and have normal blood pressure but my issue is that my resting heart rate is in the 90s consistently. Everyone says my heart is like a humming bird as joke but I’ve been kinda concerned for a while. Any thoughts????

  339. Dave says:

    I am 19 years old. After high school I made some major changes to my lifestyle. I dropped 60 pounds and now run at least 7 miles a day (previously unable to run 1). My resting heart rate has gone from mid 70s to low 40s.

  340. Andrea says:

    My resting heart beat is 91 . .my bp is 90/50. .im just a 16 year old lasS. .is there a problem with my health?

  341. Stephie says:

    i am 14 lol and my heart beat at rest is 65

  342. Audrey Mckale says:

    My resting heart rate was 85, but I got done running about 30 minutes ago… is that a bad thing, or is that normal?

  343. becky says:

    i am 15 i have veryy low blood pressure and my heart rate is never lower than 93, i am 129 pounds normal for my height is 136 and 117 is too low so im normal but i am on pills for my headaches should this be something i need to be concerned about? i go to childrens hospital in pittsburgh but they have never said anything about it to me. i do get very nervous in hospitals and when im taking my own blood pressure at home which also gives me my heart rate. could that be whyy?

  344. becky says:

    i also am veryy active if i didnt mention that sorry! im in various sports and i walk daily!

  345. kels. says:

    my heart rate is 115/min.

  346. rory labsington says:

    I am 22, in great condition. Can run a 6 30 mile. All my numbers are above average. But my resting rate is 82 beets per min. I cant figure it out. Im I at risk!!??

  347. greg says:

    I played sports all through high school, lot of track and x-country on top of football and baseball. Was always in great shape and my heart rate was +- 4. On 45 bpm. I have been at college for two years and haven’t excercised harldy at all since high school. Just checked my heart rate laying here in bed, 44 bpm. I know that is a good heart rate but I also no that I am in terrible shape and haven’t been eating well at all. This to me disproves the significance that heart rate plays in the health of a person. Apparently my heart rate will not go down and I can develop a very unhealthy body which I am close to having. Heart rate to me is more significant in your performance and endurence in sports rather than your health staus. This is clearly my opinion based on my own body and heart rate. Please comment if you can relate or agree/disagree.

  348. Courtney says:

    I am a 15 year old girl and I was kind of wondering if having a resting heart rate of about 123 is healthy?

  349. Matt says:

    I am 26, 6ft2″, weigh 230lbs, I swim for 45mins a day and do at least 1 mile (usually no more than 2km) every day mon-fri (rest sat/sun). Other than that I do a bit of cycling (road and mtb), and a bit of surfing when I can.
    My resting heart rate is 47bpm, although my heart beat is very powerfull I can often feel it beating in my chest and if I sit/lay still even see my chest move when it beats, my body is muscular legs/arms but I have a fair bit of fat around my stomach; always had trouble with love handles!

    I don’t eat any processed foods, fast food, sweets, biscuits, deserts etc… usually have cereal or toast & jam for breakfast, 2 eggs & 3/4 fruits during the day, a sandwich for lunch, stir frys/pasta/potatoes & meat for dinner. Plus I drink a lot of water mixed with sugar free cordials.

    Its very difficult to loose the love handles; my downfall is drinking too much beer on friday/saturday evenings!

  350. mike says:

    i am 18 years old. i took my pulse and it came up as 74 bpm. i took it again and it was 70 bpm. the thing is, any time i take my pulse, i get kinda anxious and i always notice that my heart rate gets faster…like right when my fingers touch my wrist. anyway, is this a good heart rate for me? iv been kinda concerned. iv been having wierd panic attacks lately.. i really dont wanna die..

  351. Trish Williams says:

    You shouldn’t strive for a pulse rate lower than 50, unless you are an elite athelete, like Lance Armstrong. Normal ‘resting’ pulse is 50 to 100 bpm. That’s a wide range. Lower than 40 beats per minute, in the average adul,t can lead to blood clots. If your pulse at rest is not between 50 to 100 bpm you should consult your physician,

  352. Nancy says:

    My blood pressure is 104 over 67 and heart rate is 52. Is that good for a 62 year old woman or is the blood pressure too low?

  353. Krishnan Thyagaraj says:

    Hi, I am 72 years old & have been running daily distance events, over last 40 years, clocking as on date, 300/350 kms in a month. I also run up 4 flights of stairs, besides weight training & resistance training/flexibility stretch exercises My height is 180 cms, weight 64 kgs, constant over the last few years, waist measuring 27 inches to hip of 35 inches, blood pressure 118/72, have a morning resting heart rate between 30-32 beats per minute, checked both manually & on my OMRON home BP/Pulse monitor- the RHR used to be around the mid 50s, about a couple of decades back. Is my RHR on the right track, on occasions i do think about that . I am able to record 100% plus on the treadmill test, for the max targeted heart rate. It would be great to know that i am OK !

  354. ktb says:

    I am a student nurse and the correct statement regarding “normal” heart rate is between 60bpm and 100bpm.

  355. Veny says:

    Mine is 56, im 21 yrs old working out in gym sometimes, beach, and running ))
    is that ok?

  356. BKT says:

    Veny – I think you gotta see a doc buddy, usually for 21 yeas old the heart bpm is anywhere from 70-85 or 90!

  357. noah says:

    I recently noticed my heart rate was about 15 bpm but my friends tell me this is normal so got a bit worried reading these comments. I do a lot of diving and have to hold my breath for a long time … do you think this might make a difference. BTW, I eat quite a healty diet (mainly krill) but maybe get a bit too much salt.

  358. Raven says:

    I’m 14 and weigh about 190 (I have pcos so that’s why I weigh so much but I’m working on losing it) and my heart rate is in the low 50s is that bad

  359. Jeff says:

    I think people who claim to have 30 or 40 are really having 60 or 80. It’s not normal to have that low rate otherwise you’d have bradycardia and needing pacemaker. I suspect many miscalculated their pulse. It is actually good if your RHR is around 60 regardless of age.

    Higher than 100 bps is NEVER normal at rest UNLESS you’re very anxious which can make it go over 100bps. If you worked out, sometimes it will stay high for a while but not too high.

    More than 120 while resting is something you should see a cardiologist, regardless of your age. It is NEVER normal and it will lead to cardiovascular problems.

  360. Singh says:

    hmm! I went for the fitness test for premployment, my resting blood pressure couldnt get lower than 110, also whenver i do 10 situps it would jump to 165-175. I am 29 year old male, 198 lbs 6ft. Also while working out in the jim on precor it would jump to 180-190. Please advise.

  361. Krishnan Thyagaraj says:

    As one who posted earlier info on my RHR in the range of 30-32, I have followed with great interest the info feedbacks, on the subject & am truly thankful. As a serious & longstanding distance runner, taking part in road competitions, this has been, alongwith other critical parameters, of the greatest personal interest to me & I have remained in close touch with my doctors, particularly my Cardiologist- ahead of race day, i usually check in for the ECG & TMT assisted echocardoigrams, over last few years.

    Sharing info i do have, my interest is to set up excange of data & evaluations on the subject. In the first place, the RHRs i report, are collated & cross checked from three independant sourceas a. the OMRON Home kit BP/Pulse kit(have recorded the data over months) b.Using the presence of a visually stand out pulse on the left arm, i have used the stop watch to check out the RHR nos & c. Up until recently, using a battery operated wrist strapped heart monitor. All of these support RHR readings in the 30s. My cardiologist too has on the basis of the stress echocardiogram, expressed his satisfaction with the cardiac perfomance.

    My own analysis, which i have shared with my Cardio, is that the reduction in the RHR has come about because of restructuing my training prog- bulk of my distance running for nearly three decades, virtually over thousands of miles, were on a personal weight of 72-74 kgs on height framre of 180 cms. In he last decade, I have added significantly to the intensity & type of weight training, resulting in a gradual & decreasing weight to my present 64 kgs, constant over half a dozen years now, the heart muscles used to earlier pumping at high intensty exercise a much higher weight quotient over several years, is s while still engaged in high intensity training, is making do having to cart a significantly reduced weight load. I also believe, the weight training regimen, has increased the stroke volume, making it possible to pump the required blood volume with lower no of beats

    To be honest, i did not set about targeting lower RHRs but seems my historical profile of training & body composition, seem to have resulted in the lower nos.

  362. Ana says:

    I am 28 and i feel like my heart is always beating too fast
    in one minute i had 104 counts is that normal i am healthy and 110 lbs

  363. Jorg says:

    I’m 15 and my Resting heart is 56. But if I stop exercising for just 1 day it starts to go up back to 65. I guess my body can get in & out of shape quickly because of this. Most people take a long time to get inshape, but can keep fitness.

    Evolution of Resting Heart Rate.

  364. Jessica says:

    Mine is 50

  365. Brittany says:

    I am a 22 year old female, I am 5 foot 3 inches, weigh 118 lbs and my resting heart rate is 90. The only caffeine I consume is one cup of coffee in the morning and occasionally a soda in the afternoon (maybe 3 times a week). I also workout regularly around 4-5 times a week where I run for anywhere between 30 and 50 minutes. When i mention my concerns about my heart rate to my doctor he shrugs it off. This however worries me, Should I get a second opinion?

  366. Chrissy says:

    My blood pressure was 111/80 something but my heart was beating at 103. I felt as though it had stopped for about 4 seconds then it started beating rapidly again. I wasnt running or anything, I was in bed with the flu when it started happening. Should I be worried?

  367. Randal says:

    Im 19 and a national champion track runner and my resting heart rate is 113. I have perfect blood pressure and no health issues. Some people just have higher heart rates than others. However, after running a workout my heart rate never really goes above 140 unless its a very intense run. The best thing to do if you have any questions about your heart rate is to bring it up during your next physical especially if you are an athlete of high school age.

  368. nadia says:

    hi, for all you guys on here asking about if my heart rates ok or is this bad? obvously these guys are telling yous all to see a doctor cause they aint doctors, or ther’ve given good advise, but it seems that you guys are thick in some way, i read most of these and it’s bloody stupid. imsorry but it actually got annoying reading these. my advse, read these messages before you post something rediculous. thanks

  369. shatel says:

    to nadia, if you think these comments are stupid then why did you waste your time reading them then post a comment even more ridiculous then the ones actually regarding this article? i am 18 years old, 5’3 and weight about 100lbs(yes im well underweight) however i do not work out or anything of the sort, my heart rate was 70 when i just checked it (ive been sitting in class for the past hour not doing anything besides typing) everyones heart rate varies, as long as its NOT over 140 or under like 37 everyone will be fine… my mom is an ER nurse and my dad is an EMT,

  370. Kelsey says:

    I am 14 and my resting heart rate is 48. Is that bad?

  371. anil says:

    hi. i m healthy.my blood pressure i very good. but my heart beat is over 100 eg. 106,104,109 etc.
    can u tell me the resion of this and plz reply at aniljangra31@gmail.com

  372. esther root says:

    I am 24 and 5.1ft and 130 ad my resting heart rate is 74 is it bad?

  373. Z says:

    I am 20 yrs old, weight 109 lbs and 5.4ft My resting heart rate has lately been in the upper 80s or low 90s. Might this be because I am “underweight”? I do not think I am, but according to people, I am thinner than I should be. Thank you for any feedback.

  374. matt says:

    my heart beat rested is 60 beats, im 15 years old and about 6ft tall and weigh around 9-10 stone, is that okay?

  375. Abbie says:

    my resting heart rate felt fast, so i counted how many heartbeats i had while i was sitting down after watching a movie and it was 105. thats pretty bad, right?

  376. Lauren says:

    I never had an issue with resting heart rate – always around 60-64 – Now it has spiked to 85 and it is staying there. My Dr. has me on medical leave. All of my cholesterol screenings are perfect. Also I am a vegan and I have never smoked. I do not drink coffee or caffeinated drinks with the exception of tea. I do not use any artificial sweeteners in my diet. Not stressed but I feel constant heart palpitations and I am getting chills quite often. Doing all sorts of tests. Any ideas out there.

  377. sophie says:

    what rubbish! an unhealthy high heart rate is classified as 100bpm not 84bpm and above.

    i have a resting hr of 86bpm, train 5 times a week and have no health complications. my hr has always been high its just the way i am made.

  378. Concerned Visitor says:

    No reason to get scared…This page is a well of miss-information. If you are worried about your heart rate go see a doctor. Or you can even see a website with the correct information like the american heart association. Like she said over and over she is NOT a doctor! The healthy (TARGET) BPM for an adult is about 60-80 BPM. Target, meaning without any variables. Its WIDELY varied because of things like stress, tension, anxiety and adrenaline and MANY other factors. After you saw this website you probably took your pulse, and most likely had EVERY ONE of those symptoms just from reading the phrase” about 84 beats per minute is erring on dangerous.” Oh, and BTW a lower BPM doesnt exactly mean your heart is more healthy….low BPM can result in death just as well as high BPM. The BEST thing you can all do is STOP worrying, eat healthy, and excercise.

  379. Har Kaur says:

    I am 32 years old and my BP stays around 80 over 55 and my heart rate is around 90-100. IS it normal?

  380. Chonza says:

    the correct heart/pulse rate is 70-80 depending on fitness levels medication stress levels. over 90 is really high and if its close to that or over you should be in hospital because you could have a heart attack and die.

  381. Miyabi says:

    What if you are exactly 84 BPM?

  382. katie says:

    i am a 14 year old girl, who is 104 pounds and 5″4. my resting heart rate is usually 140-160. i eat healthy food and exercise, what should i do?

  383. Brenna. says:

    im 17 and my heart rate last time i tried to give blood at school was 112 but the time before that was 118, and im not fat so thats not why. i have no idea why its so fast.

  384. bryan says:

    rhr is 67 at 25 yrs
    thr zone is 128 to 171
    i dont know what that means

  385. chelle says:

    I have a 17 week old baby girl hows heart rate is 140 to 180 when she has a high temp. Can you please tell me what is a normal heart rate for a baby. Thanks

  386. amber says:

    my resting heartbeat is 210 bpm ! what do i do!?!?

  387. PattyAnn says:

    Amber! Do you mean after strenuous exercise?

  388. PattyAnn says:

    Continue to eat healthy and exercise. See your doctor for regular checkups. Refrain from asking people online about what to do for your health because most of the people here or anywhere online do not know much more than you do. It is good to monitor your own health progress. Seek out a good medical doctor or professional health practioner who will listen and give good advice, not just prescribe drugs.

  389. PattyAnn says:

    That last comment was ment for Katie not KattyAnn. Sorry!

  390. Veda says:

    hey, im 15, i toke mine in gym class today and its 40 so i guess thats good and all but i dont understand it, i dont eat healty at all or do i ever work out.

  391. sunil says:

    I am 35 years old, my weight is 75kg, bp level is 85-130, my puls rate is just below 55/m any problem

  392. Amber says:

    In adults, normal resting heart rate is 60-100 beats per minutes. A resting heart rate of more than 100 is considered to be abnormal and this condition is called tachycardia. A resting heart of less than 60 beats per minutes is considered to be abnormal and condition is called bradycardia.

    I dont know why you crazy people are saying its below 60???
    Thats nuts: For people who are very physically fit yes it is but for the average person its not look it up!!!
    I have multiple people in my family that are in the medical feild…
    This information is very false to the ‘average persone’ heart rate!!!

  393. R.O.Neill says:

    im 17, asthmatic and have a heart beat of 95 is this bad ???

  394. Abbey says:

    im 14 and i haven’t been well . . . i’ve had a sore throat ( but thats it) and i’ve just checked my pulse and it’s 51 per 30 seconds so . . . it’s 102 per min and that’s just a resting beat

    Is that good at all :/

  395. emily says:

    I am 14, and semi active, not athletic,
    my resting heart rate varies between 44 and 59
    sleeping it can go down to 35

  396. candace says:

    im 22 years old and i use to be a very active person…dance has always been a huge part of my life, as well as my career in cosmetology…but i have recently been diagnosed with postural orthostatic tachycardia. my heart race goes from 80 when im laying down , all the way up to 150 when i move and stand. at my job i stand on my feet all day but its getting to the point where i feel like im going to pass out, as well as black out spells where i get confused.
    hopefully a heart medication called toprol will help because id hate to give up my passion.

  397. trev says:

    My resting heart rate is usaully around 55-60 and im an 18 year old male. However, when I do exercise my heart always seems to stay around 80-90 for hours after. I do suffer from anxiety but it just seemed a little strange that it is up at that rate for such a long time. Any advice?

  398. courtney says:

    I am 18 and I went to the cardiologist 3 weeks ago. My resting heart rate was 103-105. I am very fit and play basketball for my school. I do have mitral valve prolapse and my sinial node seems to be in the wrong place. Could that be the reason it is so high? The girl who recorded it said they worry about anything over 100.

  399. Hilda Smith says:

    I am vacationing in another country and went to a doctor there. My resting heart rate was 98. He put me on beta blockers so no my rate is 80. He said that with a rate that high, i am wearing out my heart and he just gave me some extra years..I am a 67 year of female. Should i get a 2nd opinion when i get home.

  400. susan says:

    my heart rate is 45. is it okay? iam 12 years old.

  401. Angela says:

    To the person who says they can feel their heart beat throughout their wrists and chest. Exc. That is usually a result of a mineral deficiency. In most cases magnesium. Get a doctor to test your mineral and trace mineral levels. Vitamin D can also be a factor

  402. amandap84 says:

    ok I went in for regular check up yesterday and they said my heart rate was high so they did EKG and said I am tachycardic. When asking questions I didnt get any other answer than we will send it off to the cardiologist and let you know in a couple days. Ive looked all over the internet but cant seem to figure out what is wrong with me just by the word “tachycardic” which could be from one end of the spectrum to the other. I checked my pulse last night and was at 112 per minute. This morning I am at 128 per minute. Should I be concerned and go to the ER or wait a few days to hear back from my doctor? Can you provide any insight for me here? Oh by the way I am 26 female 121 pounds, 16% body fat, work out 4-5 times a week with a trainer… thought I was in GREAT shape but now Im just in shock!

  403. Emmers says:

    I have been reading all these comments and did any of you that had higher heart rates consider that maybe it rises when you check it? I have terrible anxiety and I stopped checking it because it would rise when I did. The more you worry the worse it gets. Everything can affect your heart rate. You can’t go by 1 time you check it. When I have a panic attack its up to 200. I know when I get over heated its also faster. Caffeine, certain medicine, anxiety, stress all can affect it. I spent to much time worrying about it. Now I find myself worrying more because I’m having a baby. I don’t want it to affect the baby’s heart. My doc tells me its normal so I try not to worry and make it worse. See your doc if your really worried but you can’t think your unhealthy if your not in the “normal” range. Normal body temp is 98.6. Mine is 97. I’m not normal! ;) not everyone is the same.

  404. GilWest says:

    Most of the comments on here are complete bunk. Low HR can be as bad as high. People should maintain a resting HR of 60-100. That means you should be completely at rest. Do not rely on BP monitors to give you a true heart rate. Take your pulse and count the beats for a full minute. Also, concerning blood pressure…it can fluctuata throughout the day. NOBODY’s BP stays 120/80 all of the time. You should see you doctor if it approaches 140/90. However, this cannot be based on one reading. Do not run to the ER if you take it on a home monitor and get an occasional reading approaching 140/90. Your doctor needs to take it using a true shygmomanometer, not an electronic model. For example, my dad has a-fib. His pulse honestly feels like popcorn popping under his skin. A sligtly irregular hearbeat can “fool” these home monitors and even the MD’s more expensive electronic models. One reading my dad got was 300/120 on the doctor’s digital monitor. Once taken with a true sphymomanometer, it was MUCH lower. If you are concerned, go see your family doctor. It is not the end of the world, and if you do have an episode at the office, you are in the best place to have it happen. You are surrounded by trained medical staff and not anonymous users of the Internet.

  405. Rawr says:

    Hi 16 ur old guy who has a rhr of 35. Asked a friend to check mine when I was asleep(he was staying over the night and was still awake =|) and said mine was 22. WTF is up with that? I DON’T eat healthy and hardly ever exercise anymore. Used to be a serious bball player but due to a leg injury haven’t been playing or training for a year. Plz give any advice to wots up with my abnormally low hr T-T

  406. Robert Yount says:

    80 year old male, 30 yrs ago used to run a lot. Wt 205, 6Ft. Used to run a lot, 5-7 miles 6 days. Resting heart rate 43-49. Is this a dangerous rate?????

  407. Ashley says:

    I am 30 yrs old and my heart rate is 110+ bpm is that too high?

  408. Chris says:

    This is a load of bullshit if your resting bpm is under 100 your fine people stop freaking out and ask a few cardiologist like I have, before giving yourself an aneurism trying to get it under 60 and before you freak out again you won’t get a aneurism from freaking out…..Unless you already have one then it might burst XD.

  409. Chris says:

    Now if your heart rate is that high you could be over weight bad diet and no exercise, but it’s been shown if a few studies that some people in perfect health can just have higher resting bpm around 100 and be in good shape.

  410. Krishnan Thyagaraj says:

    Filing in some inputs, factoring specific responses to my earlier postings:
    I add that in addition the checks on the BO moinitor, counting the standout pulse on a stop watch & using a wrist strapped heart monitor( it is not that the heart beats are present throughout the wrist but at the specified point checked by the medics), visits to hospitals for annual check ups, have inviolved checking the heart beats the old classical way as it always has been by doctors & trained nurses- these reinforce the numbers reported in my earlier post. As it happens, just back from my annual check up involving blood analysis for minerals, the tests clearly indicate that all of the minerals, namely calcium, iron, serum ferritin, magnesium & zinc are present in the desired optimum range, in addition to normal range of Blood pressure readings.
    Only reason, i carefully monitor the RHRs along with other parameters, is in view of serious distance running, weight training & flexibility stretches, the info being crucial to keep track if one is under training or over training, one does not wish to get it wrong here.

  411. Analisa says:

    When I was 22 and I was at the doctor because I was feeling sick and the doctor told me that I needed to go to the hospital ASAP because my heart beat was at 150. When I was better they jsy sent me home with no anwars again. I don’t drink or smoke and I am not over weight and try to eat healthy. I have been suffering with chest pains, headaches and joint pains for most of my life with out any answers from the doctors. I have two kids and for both pregnancies I have tested false positive for syphilis and now this is my third pregnancy and the same thing happened again. And the Ana test came out positive. What is going on?

  412. Mary says:

    My resting heart rate is 110. It sounds unhealthy I know, but I’m 18, my weight is 115 lbs, and my blood pressure last time I checked is fairly low at 118/87. Anyway my point is that a high heart rate isn’t necessarily dangerous, it could just mean your heart beats fast.

  413. Analisa says:

    My blood pressure is 109/68 and the doctor said that was perfect. So is it really?

  414. Amy says:

    Hi, sorry to bother you, but im totally confused. so lately i havent been eating red meat and iv been feeling so tired and out of energy but i cant sleep at night, i used to love lov love yoga but i cant seem to get back into it which was really depressing me, so i decided to get some energy pill called VIG HIGH POTENCY, i took them yesterday and my heart rate was flying, but by about 5pm i was more exhausted than ever , and the same sort of thing today, my resting heart rate is 90 beats and that wasnt bothering me because i thought that it was good for weight loss, when you excercise your heart beats heaps faster, and the reason people do interval training is to keep there hear beating faster for the longest amount of time, so why then is it so unhealthy to have a high resting heart rate?

  415. Chris says:

    I just turned 53 and my resting heart rate is 37. I ride the bicycle about 50 miles per week and really push it the whole time.

  416. pat says:

    testing b4 i write

  417. gfuio says:

    cutting out ALL stimulants (caffeine, nicotine, speed lol)
    will do wonders for you rhr

    as will exercise and drinking at least 1/2 gal of water a day.

    Also anti anxiety/panic meds will also lower it as they are usually benzos/sedatives.

  418. ann says:

    When a person is having anxiety and or high levels of stress in their lives the heartrate can get high, scary high. I know, it has happened to me during several periods of my life. Many things can cause a higher than normal resting heartrate. Thyroid imbalances, anemia, arrhythmias, and more serious issues involving the heart. The best thing for anyone to do if they are concerned is to get an ekg done first. That can rule out many things. But, the holter monitor and an ultrasound of the heart tell even more. When it is not health related, your high resting bpm can be just due to lack of fitness and or anxiety. If it is anxiety causing it ruling out a physical issue helps.

  419. Katie says:

    Im a 16 year old girl and mine is 48 beats per min. Id say that is either too low or Im extreamly healthy?

  420. Ahmad says:

    i am 22year male.when i wake up early in the morning my heart rate is abou 60 to 68 per minute.but when i play a lot of cricket 2 or 3 hours then after 2 hour of playing cricket my heart beat rate 85 to 94 per min remain constant for 2 hour.i have no chest pain.is i am normal

  421. Dan says:

    Hi, my heart rate is 178 BPM, is this high? should I be worried? might go on a run.

  422. Chance says:

    Hi, just came across this site, very interesting!
    I am a 38 year old woman who has not done any exercise for about 5 years now, but just joined a Gym! I used to be quite fit up till then but nearly died of shock today after trying to use the Strider machine. After about 2 min my heart beat was up to 145, is that normal?? And I was really panting! I have been checked by doc and all seems fine, so is it just I am unfit or is it dangerous for my heart to go so high??

  423. CJ says:

    I am a 17 year old Female and my resting Heart rate is 120. Holy cow! Any advice?

  424. lynzy says:

    hi im a female 28 n resting heart rate of 123bpm and my bp is 135/88??? shud i go n see my g.p? ive been bk n forth to my g.p on a number of occations n i feel stupid cus she dont listn

  425. KB says:

    well i am a high school kid i do pole vault in track and i run cross country and my resting heart rate is like 80-100…. i only weight about 117 and i am about 5 feet 9 inches and i am male. should i be concerned?

  426. josey says:

    28 yrs old. 151 lbs and dieting. low activity level. RHR between 96-108. Recommendations (cause that’s clearly irregular)?

  427. Richard Hannington says:

    Guys and Girls i see alot of people here stressing over there HR, the “AVERAGE HR ” for a healthy adult is 60 – 100 bpm and thats at rest.
    Now im no Doctor but i am a Industrial medic and a medic in the army reserves and with all the training i have been given that is the range i would be looking for when doing a set of obs, dont stress yourselves out if your HR changes by a couple of beats in a day and stick to the AVG HR for a healthy adult, however like a few people here have written if you are worried about your HR then go and see your DR…..

  428. Fiona says:

    Im 17 almost 18, slightly overweight and i have a pm of 108 when layed in bed and the morning after 103 when sat down. I didnt run up the stairs or anythings like that in fact i was layed in bed for 15 mins b4 i did take it. Advice??

  429. tk says:

    Your heart rate decreases as you age…so all those 18 year old with above 100 beats per minute, that is normal! Babies have higher heart rate than adults. Also, if you are a smaller person, your heat rate will be higher than the normal.

  430. vicki cook says:

    My BP is 128/73 heart rate was 58 is this ok?

  431. Jasmine says:

    hi, guys its great to see that the majority of you are fit and healthy and have a low heart rate but i just thought i would clarify something –

    The average heart rate is between 70-80bp/m
    Tachycardia (high) is anything over 100bp/m
    Bradycardia (low is anything under 60bp/m

    Although it is beneficial to have a lower heart rate people with average rates of 70/80 beats per minute are in no way unhealthy and should not be worried/see a doctor. (i just felt from reading some of the comments…RT…that you were sending people to a doctor/scaring them when they should not be slightly worried.)

  432. Lisa Hodgson says:

    your blood pressure is fine. if its under 140/80 you’re fine. and a PR of 58 is great! Nothing to worry about :)

  433. Danielle says:

    i am an 18y old female im about avrage weight for my hight, (according to my BMI) and latly if i walk up the stars at home my heart reachs a high 120-136 bpm and when im relaxed and not doing much its a high 90, im not over weight and im fit as i swim and cycal alot… what could be the cause, am i maybe just unfit then?

  434. worried says:

    i am really worried, i am a 14 year old female. my blood pressure is 113/74 and my pulse is 113, checked by a machine. on other occasions where ive checked my pulse rate it has always been above 90. im really worried and i dont know what to do someone help!!

    (if this is of any significance, i weigh around 60kg/9stone, and i am 5 foot 7)

  435. Loller says:

    Omg i am 12 and i smoke and sometimes my moms BF lets me drink from his miller lite and my dad too when he is out of jail. My resting heart rate is 165. Is dat bad or somming??? Pls help.

  436. Luke Young says:

    I am 21 years old, 6 foot, 186lbs. I cycle anywhere between 5 miles and 10 miles some days and play football alot also go for a 1.3 mile run twice a week or so and gym train. I had stopped fitness for a while because I was working alot I had two jobs and my heart rate went to around 64 on average. I got a bike then after and started playing football and running, my BPM has never been high though. I took my heart rate and it is on average 58 now and my breaths per minute is 9 on average. That is amazing on any scale considering I am not a “hardcore” athlete yet. When I last had my blood pressure checked it was 120/67 which is very good aswell below average. Now just got to lose the rest of my body fat which is harder then lowing my heart rate lol.

  437. DW says:

    Resting rate of 85 (today) at 24yrs. I weigh 50kg and eat more than any one around me.

    Doctors don’t know why my hear rate is erratic but didn’t seem concerned about it. I regularly get dizzy spells and have fainted many times and am often tired, docs keep saying drink more water and sleep more (hard with full time study and a toddler lol) and all will fix itself.

  438. Devon says:

    im not sure of my usual heart rate but last night i saw a girl i used to be with at her play and i thought my heart was beating kind of fast, i checked it and it was about 88 beats per minute and i was just sitting there watching her

  439. Joe says:

    I am 36, 125 ibs , blood pressure ok-127/80, height 6 ft 1. But I am concerned with my resting pulse rate between 45-50. I work out at least three times a week for about 30-35minutes. I feel slight pains at the centre of my chest-irregular. Any need to be concern?

  440. Tara says:


    So I stumbled upon this site whil looking for some answers to my crazy conditions/symptoms and really would like someone to give me some advice. Below are all of my conditions and present situation…here we go…

    -30 yrs old
    -bp is 80/60
    -used to be very healthy and very active
    -have three small children
    -a FULL time job
    -sleep on average 3-4 hours a night
    -have severe headaches
    -have crazy insane heart rates that come out of the blue and at a resting point such as laying on the couch and watching tv
    -have backpain everyday
    -have chestpain and arm pain on my leftside
    -have leg throbbing pain ay random times-feels like someone is squeezing them
    -am lightheaded a lot

    Factors I already know:
    -I am stessed and have alwys gotten stressed due to my job
    -I am a smoker…yes I know I need to quit and am actually on my 8th attempt ;)
    -I need more iron
    -I do not work out anymore, although I am very active with three small children, my job and the upkeep of my home and family in general

    -I have been to the ER several times, last episode was for the chestpain and arm pain which I thought was a heart attack and they told me that I suffer from Anxiety and need to take up Yoga!
    -I have been told that I have low blood pressure and need more Iron which I do take in a supplement

    By the way, I eat VERY well and drink lots of water; I do drink a lot of coffee as well but that helps with the headaches.


    Thank You

  441. Jane says:

    Hi i am 14 yrs old and in the morning my heart rate was 42 bpm, but yesterday, when i checked it in the evening it was 63 bpm. Is your heart rate supposed to be slower in the morning?
    I am a swimmer and i train 2 hours 5 times a week.

  442. briantw says:

    You mean “lying down,” not “laying down.”

  443. Kurani Marsters says:

    Normal resting heart rate for adults regardless of gender is between 60 and 90, do not let anyone tell you any different. resting heart rates higher than 90 maybe normal depending on your health and lifestyle. If your heart beats faster at rest and you do not suffer from an anxiety disorder you msy have tachycardia (fast heartbeat). Heart rates less than 60 are considered athletic and are absolutely fine if they are the result of a significant fitness programme, otherwise you may be experiencing bachycardia (slow heartbeat). Both tachycardia and bradycardia could be signs of underlying heart or thyroid problems and should be checked out by your health professional

  444. davis thomson says:

    my hear is 101 beats per second and ithink im about to die? can u help me?

  445. Lady Kate says:

    Mine is 104….. I think that’s really bad….

  446. Chaz says:

    Mine is 108

    16 year old boy o.o

  447. rebecca says:

    hi, i have recently been taken into hospital for a fast heart rate as at 20 my stat thing ( havent a clue what they mean lol ) were ranging from 106 -137 over 100 and pulse ave between 105 – 114 i left the hospital with medication for migranes !!! haha is that bad stats becazuse my doctor seemed really worried to send me onto the hospital to get checked out i also have a home blood pressure machine which keeps telling me i have irregular heart beats: any suggestions ? does cutting salt out lower your heart rate?

    becka x

  448. Nicole says:

    Guess I am going to the Drs! Mine is 113 bpm!

  449. Alan says:

    jo c…im exactly the same, 20 y old male, play competitive football twice a week and have recently been suffering from palpatations, dizzyness and tiredness with resting heart rate of 110bpm..its destroying my life as am constantly worrying about it, been to doctors had ecg etc and everything was spot apparently, having blood tests on wednesday so hoping something is picked up :(

  450. Kiki says:

    I’m 13, nearly 14. My beat ranges from 73-106… On average I’d say its 87… I’ve had it at 94 a lot though. Is that bad?

  451. Jdoggie says:

    Im almOst 16, and I exercise everyday of my life, and am a tri sport athlete, my heart rate is about 80, is that healthy? Sometimes it flutters a bit too. Can you guys give me some advice?

  452. janel says:

    im 13 and m pulse is 88 my dia is 40 good or bad

  453. sue says:

    im not sure if im good…im a 16 year old female and my resting heart rate when i get up is in between 75-80. I weigh 105lb and I run like 3-7 miles 6 days a week…All my other friends who run just as much as I do and weigh the same have resting heart rates of like 40 when they wake up though….but were all like the same height age and weight….but they are faster than i am, but still

  454. Dr. Aman Srivastava says:

    My blood pressure is normally 135-85 but the pulse rate is between 90-105. Should I consult any Doctor

  455. Doris says:

    Iam 70, and a bit overweight. Walk about 4 miles a day, but that is my total overall movement. My BP is high (take meds), but my resting HR keeps climbing. Tonight it was 122. What can I do to get this rate lower?

  456. Vic says:

    I am twelve and my heart rate is 64 bpm while resting. Is this too low or too high? Thank you!

  457. Shawn B says:

    Im 16years old, 4 ft something. weigh 120lbs and mine at this moment is 123 .. Im not joking.. It feels like im dieing.. but it does slow down in like 1-2hours.. 1-2hours of pure pain. Is this normal? It hits me at random times.

  458. okk says:

    im a 14 year old girl and my resting heart rate is 63 is that ok? But when i run i go blue round the lips and feel faint sometimes? im not really fit, but i climb 1-2 times a week for a few hours?? Advice pleasee?

  459. Shane says:


    I am working under quite pressure and anxiety. Firstly, pressure and my own expectations and then 10 hours of office work.

    I sometimes feel uneasiness, desperation and like shaking in body. I checked my heart beat and it is 68-70 in 10 observations even when i feel it.

    I am 22 years old btw

  460. Oscar says:

    57 heart rate is 49. Is that good or bad? Just got out of hospital today. “Stroke” is on blood thinner. Does that make a difference?

  461. Jade says:

    I am 13, female, just over 5 foot, overweight at around 176lbs, dont excercise much (i walk a lot though) but my rhr is about 64bpm! i have a healthy-ish diet but dont eat much compared to my peers and their rhr are just higher or about the same as mine! my hr after excercise goes back to normal quite quickly, but i get tired easily, i dont know whats normal, as i have found nothing to help me, any advice? i’m not worried just curious as to why its so low. Ty.

  462. Random x says:

    Im a 12 yr old female , 5 ft 2 inches , im like 108 lbs , and my resting heart beat is 88 bpm :O is tht too much ??

  463. salenn says:

    im 22, and my heart rates 100. my heart beat have murmur. the doctor said i should go for a heart specialist. yeah maybe i should. ryt? :)

  464. WorriedSailor says:

    I am a little worried about my heart rate. I was taking a shower and it felt like my heart was racing do I got out and took my heart rate and it was 90bpm. About ten minutes later I took it again and it was 71bpm. I had not been exercising prior to shirring. Is it normal for a heart rate to fluctuate that much so quickly without having exercised?

  465. Shawn says:

    Normal resting heart rate is anywhere from 60-100 for an average adult. Seriously, all this worrying over high 80s/low 90s resting heart rates…there are plenty of other things in life to be concerned about..that would not be one of them.

  466. FAITHANEx says:

    Hey, I’m 18, resting heart beat is about 60 beats per minute. Is that bad? I’m overweight though.

  467. ... says:

    why’s everyone getting worried about their rhr being too high? it is only a rough estimate and there are loads of factors which can change it. my rhr is quite high and im fit i run, cycle, walk, swim and i have no health issues. i dont thing anyone should run to the doctor unless their rhr’s over 100 because whenever i’ve dont a rhr test its always high because i anticipate the outcome but when im completely relaxed it comes out lower than before.
    so what im saying is dont worry too much, just maybe gradually intensify your training and you’ll become fitter in no time :)

  468. uday veer says:

    i am 12 and weigh 57 kgs while maximum weight for my age is 40.my heart beat shoots up at times even while resting to121-135 while normally it is 85-96.
    when it shoots up i become almost deaf .
    please help mail me on my email id which is uvm99@rediffmail.com .

  469. mel says:

    I am 29 with a resting hr of 48. I am slightly overweight. Back when I was 18, in sports and physically fit my hr was70. Why such a big change? First noticed Change after my 2nd child. After many test, heart seems fine
    I am curious about the electrical aspect of the heart.

  470. Gary says:

    mine is 39

    just wanted to share that :)

  471. jessica says:

    Im laying in bed. Its 230 snd my heart rate is 120. Should i be concerned?

  472. Celia says:

    I’m not normal :) I’m a normal weight and maybe run 4km 2-3 times a week, so not fit at all, but my resting hr hits as low as 33…average about 42bpm

    Just to make this interesting, my working hr can hit 230bpm (I’m 18)

    Exciting stuff right? Haha my nervous system is shot apparently but to date no fainting:)

  473. Jessie says:

    I’ve been taking me HR before I get out of my bed, and I’ve been consistently getting around 48. I’m seventeen, and I run long-distance quite a lot. Is that too low?

  474. Anna says:

    If any of you are fit but have an elevated HR (90+) this could be due to an overactive thyroid gland. I used to have this condition and my resting heart rate went up to an alarming 125. Always check with your doctor if you have any concerns

  475. Noorah says:

    Im 17 year old girl, 152cm and weight is 50kg
    My resting heart rate is 120 which I think might be pretty high for a 17 year old…
    any ideas what it could be?

  476. brooke says:

    I have been very thin my entire life, i played sports all the time until i came to college, i do not have time to work out that regular anymore but im still 110 pounds and 5’4 and its my 3rd year of college. I just got a fitness test done and found out that my body fat is 14.2% which is that of an athlete. but i have realized lately that my resting heart rate is extremely high! for this fitness test my RHR was 99. I dont understand how i can be so in shape but have such a high heart rate all the time?

  477. Jennifer says:

    Hello all! I just wanted to put out there that if you have anxiety that also raises BP and HB. I’ve been going thru a very messed up situation recently (miscarriage at 9 weeks) but anyway the gp keep telling me I had hbp 165/115. I’m was on 2 different meds lisinapel HTC and labetalol. Which were doing absolutely nothing to help the BP. But anyways he came back and put me on Xanax. And my BP & hybrid are now within normal range. So worrying yourself isn’t helping your levels so just go to the doc & have a conversation about all your concerns. They’re there to help that’s their job & stop stressing so much. Best of luck. Oh BTW my resting HBO is 66.

  478. Meesha says:

    I have anorexia and am having a bad slip I have lost a lot of weight and am underweight. I have a pulse monitor for when i exercise so I used that to get my resting pulse and it was 96 is that dangerous?

  479. Ankita says:

    is 84 bpm at resting phase normal for a 23 yr girl?

  480. Ashy says:

    Hi i dont know my RHBPM but my heart beat later in the even when i am very clam comes out to about 96 is that bad i mean over all? I am turning 20 in feb. I am almost 5 5 and i weigh 160… i know that sounds fat but i have veru strong legs and only a small babyfat bump on my tummy.

  481. michelle says:

    im 13 and my heart rate is 56, is that bad?

  482. beth says:

    yeah okay i feel healthy… im skinny and lazy also 14 my resting pulse is 120… My panic rate 150′s

  483. ashley says:

    hmm. im 19 and my pulse rate was 144 just now, and thats me sitting down..my normal pulse rate ranges between 60-100

  484. ashley says:

    hmm. im 19 and my pulse rate was 144 just now, and thats me sitting down..my normal pulse rate ranges between 60-100

  485. kayla says:

    im 19 and pregnant and i was 136/92 is that really high

  486. Cat says:

    Hi my blood pressure is 105 over 70 with a restingheart rate of 91
    is this bad? Any advice?

  487. Cat says:

    Hi my blood pressure is 105 over 70 with a restingheart rate of 91
    is this bad? Any advice?

  488. Connie says:

    Hi i am 18 . my ambient heart rate is on average 100. After i had exercised (run) for 10 mins straight it was 200 beats. I have asthma and to be honest i dont exercise as much as i should but i am starting a new exercise plan (well a exercise plan in general better late than never right :D ) i am ok? What should i do to help my health. Also does anyone have any tips for good exercises for people with sports induced asthma ? thank you so much

    This is such a cool site :D

  489. emii says:

    this scares me. I have a form of heart disease and my resting rate is different every hour. my rate is either somewhere between 25-34 beats per minute or it is 73-80 beats per minute. if you say 47-50 does this mean i sould worry more then i already do?

  490. ryan says:

    during a 3 min step test my pulse gets up to 128 but as soon as the 3 min is over the theripist tells me to sit down an my pulse shoots up to 165 does anyone have an idea y it shoots up like that

  491. amber says:

    I am 28 yrs old, 130 pounds, and heart rate while walking short dstances is 148.I have a bronc. Hernia pressing on my heart and lungs, what can I do to lower my heart rate? This is a every day thing.

  492. GJS says:

    Anyone know anything about the Resperate Duo Blood Pressure Lowering Device?

  493. Gauravi Deo says:

    i m a 18 yr old girl n my resting heart rate is 94 bpm, i have a prb of low bp n also suffer sumtyms with kinda suffocation. its normal??

  494. Brianna says:

    Im 17 and I have heart problems. Usually mine is about 60. Occasionally, it will suddenly go up to 140 for no reason and I get very sick and weak. I’ve been to the doctor, but they can’t figure it out.

  495. Charlotte says:

    My heart rate is usually 89 resting and 96 with just everyday activity. I had a complete cardiac work up; doctor said all is fine. Even though if you are worried, you should definitely see a doctor. But just remember, “normal” is different for everyone.

  496. Madison says:

    I am 15 have random heartburn blood pressure of 128/76 and a heart rate of 58 and exercise regularly is this good?

  497. Madison says:

    I am 15 have random heartburn blood pressure of 128/76 and a heart rate of 58 and exercise regularly is this good?

  498. tim says:

    I am unfit but have a resting heart rate of 57 bpm and 100% blood oxigenation is there something wrong with me or do i just have a strong heart?

  499. Maria says:

    hi I am 16 have resting heart rate of 95 I am a bit overweight at the moment 210lbs is it bad am i gonna die? god please help me bye.

  500. Lynn says:

    I’m a cardiac nurse and also a mother of two teenagers. There is a wide range of normal when it comes to heart rate, and multiple factors can effect your individual normal rate. In general, athletes have lower rates because strong hearts deliver a large supply of oxygenated blood with each beat. Normal is 60-100, technically, but you need to pay attention to how you feel. If you have a normal resting heart rate in the 90′s and you don’t have any shortness of breath, dizziness, chest pain (radiating or not), ask yourself about how much stress you have in your life. If you’re a teenager, you are likely in a hyper-stimulated state very often. You are dealing with the normal teen issues that I dealt with, plus you have almost constant bombardment with media. Try taking regular breaks from TV, cell phones, computers, etc. Find a quiet place and just enjoy the lack of stimuli. Allow your mind to rest. If you smoke or do drugs, get help so you can stop before your heart has permanent damage. For everyone, just remember, your heart’s job is to pump oxygen to your organs and tissues. If you have symptoms that you’re not getting adequate oxygen, chest pain shortness of breath, dizziness, and it does not resolve with a few minutes of rest, go to the ER. If this happens and it does resolve within a few minutes, make an appt to see your doctor ASAP. If you’re not having any symptoms of poor oxygenation, you’re probably okay. Work on strengthening your heart with exercise and learn to manage stress in your life.

  501. Lizy says:

    My 17 yr old son who is 6 feet and 155lbs a competetive swimmer has a resting rate of 106. He sleeps a lot and sometimes wakes from sleep with a racing heart and sweaty and panicking. We thought he had a panic disorder but now I wonder if there is something else.

  502. rose says:

    so should i worry about a 118 at resting? i feel fine but im not in the best of shape!:(

  503. Stella says:

    My heart rate is 87 bmp when im not doing anything at all.. im skinny so idk??

  504. Stuart says:

    My resting is about 78 when lying down but is 83-89 when sitting up, I used to be in mid 60′s resting and even at worse low 70′s when moving around. Should I be worried I am 57 and have been taking anti depressants and other pills to stay calm for a few years. I exercise about 4 days a week a couple days of easy tennis and a couple days of treadmell and light weights.

  505. Stuart says:

    To add to my previous comment, my resting is high 70′s and sitting is mid 80′s but I just discovered that my walking around HP is mid 90′s, I am worried that I am in trouble with this high of heartbeat and taking anti depressant drugs.

  506. Kate says:

    Geez people there are different times to check your heart rate to assure that nothing is wrong look for a chart on the internet & check what you fall under. There is no physician here that is going to examine you over a blog. Don’t freak yourself out. It is not a bad thing to have a resting heart rate of 70bpm that is above average & it is healthy to keep it there & under. Eat right, stay active.. & Do your research.

  507. Kate says:

    To rose you are one of few on here that I’ve read your comment thar is not good to have a resting rate that high. Go to the doctors

  508. jyoti says:

    m 22 years girl.some times my heart rate become 180 or 200.is it risky for my life.please tell me what should i do?

  509. tilly says:

    Hi I do a lot of exercise an a about a week ago my resting heartrate was 40bpm I have had a bad chest and sore throat for a,few,days and now my resting heartrate it 70bpm is this normal? An is it stil ok to go running with a ekevated rhr im 21yr old female at 51kg thanks

  510. Kirsten says:

    Most sites say a normal adult resting heart beat is 60-100 it varies. It can be a bit lower or higher due to other factors.
    I’m 20yo, I’m 5’5″ and weigh 124pounds. My resting heart rate is 104. I exercise. I don’t do drugs, caffeine, or nicotine. I don’t drink sugary drinks or take in a ton of calories. But 104 is my norm. Everyone’s different. So don’t over worry if your heart beat is a little high, unless it is something way out of your norm or accompanied by light headedness, shortness in breath, dizziness or chest pain.
    If you’re concerned get a checkup. :)

  511. Had a physical today – I am age 50 and my resting heart rate is 54.
    I am happily surprised!

  512. Ellina says:

    I’m a girl, 17 years old. I do a lot of dancing and I play volleyball and I also like to jog. Though I don’t do these exercises regularly. my resting heart rate is 90 bpm. should i go to a doctor? Thanks :)

  513. Saira says:

    I m 25 year old my heart beat is 72 is this good

  514. elio says:

    41yo. Road cyclist (~150 miles a week), racquetball A+, weight lifting, 5′ 8″ 175lbs, RHR 50 bpm, Max HR 194

  515. Dee says:

    Hi, I am a 15 year old girl with an average resting heart rate of 50bpm but I don’t eat properly (I’m not aneorexic or malnourished, I just don’t get hungry often), I also don’t do much in the way of exercise apart from walking. I have asthma and anxiety so when I have an attack of either, my pulse soars to over 100bpm. I don’t really understand why my resting rate is only 50 when others in my situation would be much higher, can anyone help me?

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