A 66-year-old female asked:
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what is a healthy heart rate?

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Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Generally: Hi. Healthy pulse for normal healthy people is 50's to low 80's at rest. It's important to make sure it's assessed at rest. Pulse increases with activity, and that's normal. While medical textbooks say a normal resting pulse is 60-100, that's not correct. No healthy person has a resting pulse in the high 80's or 90's. Peace and good health.
Answered on Oct 5, 2014
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Dr. Laura Anissian
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: Depends on a few factors - age, fitness level medications. 66 yr old woman in average shape I would say around 70 is normal. It does vary though!
Answered on Apr 27, 2015

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50-75: Usually. Resting heart rate between 50 and 75 is considered healthy.
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No golden rule here: But 55-75bpm would be expected.
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Exercising pulse: Target heart rates during exercise varies based on age. Your heart rate is fine for your age (18). Keep exercising ;).
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About 100 BPM: Heart rate for a 5 year old may range from 65 to 133, average about 100 beats per minute.

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