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A 32-year-old member asked:

How many heart beats a minute does healthy heart do?

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Dr. Edward Hoffer
Cardiology 53 years experience
50-90: It depends on age - children normally have faster heart rates than adults. For adults, the "official" normal resting pulse is 50-90/minute. As a rule, healthy adults tend to be at the lower end of this range. Of course your heart will beat much faster with exercise. The fastest your heart usually goes with peak exercise can be estimated as 220 minus your age.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

What is a healthy heart beat per minute?

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60-100: 60-100 is normal range.
A 41-year-old member asked:

How many heart beats in a minute are normal?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
You decide: Lincoln joked that a person's legs should be long enough to reach the ground. I've examined elite athletes with heart rates below fifty, and excited teens with resting heart rates over 100. Their hearts are worknig. Just because you can measure something doesn't mean it's worth measuring. Care for your heart -- fitness, good habits, checkups -- and the beats per minute will be right for you.

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