Healthy heart rate at rest

Heart rate, or pulse, refers to the heart rate measured in one minute, that is, the strength of the heart beats to circulate blood throughout the body. A healthy heart rate at rest means the lowest heart rate measured when the body is completely at rest ranges in the green area. Knowing your heart rate at rest not only gives you an overall picture of your health but also gives you a target heart rate. Lowering your resting heart rate can significantly reduce your heart attack or stroke risk.

Our heart is an important organ that cannot stop even for a second.

The normal heart rate is a representative indicator of whether the heart is working efficiently. In particular, the heart rate at rest is one of the important indicators to examine the possibility of heart disease.

According to one study, those with a resting heart rate exceeding normal values were more than twice as likely to develop angina pectoris and myocardial infarction, which are the main causes of sudden death.

In addition to direct heart disease, the risk of fractures of the spine and pelvis is also high. Although the direct mechanism of action has not been precisely elucidated, it is said to have a strong correlation with medical statistics.

Therefore, it is good to know your heart rate accurately, and it is good to continue exercising to strengthen the heart.

What is a healthy heart rate at rest?

  • - Normal heart rate in Adults: 60-100 beats per minute.
  • - Normal heart rate of Newborn: 120-140 beats.
  • - Athlete’s heart rate when exercising: 180-200 bpm.
  • - People who exercise regularly: 50 bpm.

Normal heart rate in dogs:

A normal heart rate varies on size, small puppies may normally have heart rates of 120 to 160 bpm. Bigger dogs, dogs over 30 pounds have heart rates of 60 to 120 bpm. The larger the dogs, the slower the heartbeat.

Normal heart rate in cats:

Small cats rage heart rates from 140 to 220 bpm. Adult cats normally have heart rates of 120 to 140 bpm.

Also, one of the fields that are being actively studied is the relationship between heart rate and lifespan.

Again, although the exact correlation has not been revealed, the relationship between heart rate and lifespan can be indirectly inferred in that animals with a high heart rate have a short lifespan and animals with a low heart rate have a long lifespan.

Rodents such as squirrels with a lifespan of about 5 years have a heart rate of around 600 beats per minute, and in the case of dogs with a lifespan of about 10 years (based on adult dogs), it varies somewhat depending on small, medium, and large dogs, and the number increases with smaller dogs, but usually 100 beats per minute. If the level is considered normal, it is okay. (70-120)

In addition, the Galapagos sea turtle, which lives for about 170 years, has a heart rate of only 6 beats per minute.

Based on these statistics, it can be inferred that a slower heart rate is associated with a longer lifespan and a higher chance of being healthy. In addition, the heart rate can be lowered through training through exercise, rather than continuing as it is, and the low heart rate of humans also proves that the heart is working efficiently.

How to measure your heart rate.

There are medical devices that measure the heart rate, but it is not that difficult to measure the heart rate, and the accuracy is rather high even without any equipment. Therefore, there is little need to purchase a heart rate monitor or the like for health management.

Of course, for those with cardiovascular disease, it is worth considering having related medical devices for thorough management. I would

To measure your heart rate, place your index and middle fingers on a point where you can feel the pulse, such as your wrist or neck (the angular part of the jaw under the ear), and measure the number for 15 seconds. Multiply this heart rate by 4 to measure it. Of course, it doesn't matter if you measure your heart rate for 1 minute.

Calculating heart rate at rest should be more careful. Even a little bit of physical activity can cause your heart rate to fluctuate.

- Measure it as soon as you wake up in the morning.

- In the state of no physical activity (before getting out of bed), as much as possible, while lying down, measure the resting heart rate in the same way.

The key to lowering your heart rate is exercise.

In particular, continuing aerobic exercise is the most effective way to strengthen the heart. First of all, right now! Let's start exercising. And, as long as you don't overdo it, let's increase the amount of exercise in 1-week increments.

Then one day you will be able to check your heart rate gradually decreasing.

Since heart rate is an excellent indicator of your health, I recommend that you pay attention to your heart rate regularly. In particular, it can be a starting point for health management to know your current status through steady resting heart rate calculation.