What Is A Normal Resting Heart Rate?
Written by Eli Ben-YehudaOn February 5, 2019
What is your heart rate? What is a healthy heart rate? What is a normal resting heart rate? In this video, we look at what is a healthy heart rate, what affects heart rate, and how to take your pulse. We also look at normal heart rate as well as exercise and heart rate.
A normal resting heart rate for adults ranges from 60 to 100 beats per minute.
Generally, a lower heart rate at rest implies more efficient heart function and better cardiovascular fitness. For example, a well-trained athlete might have a normal resting heart rate closer to 40 beats per minute.
To measure your heart rate, simply check your pulse. Place your index and third fingers on your neck to the side of your windpipe. To check your pulse at your wrist, place two fingers between the bone and the tendon over your radial artery — which is located on the thumb side of your wrist.
When you feel your pulse, count the number of beats in 15 seconds. Multiply this number by four to calculate your beats per minute.