Average heart rate?

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Average heart rate?
Tue, 04-29-2003 - 10:12pm
What is the average heart rate*beats per minute) for teen-20;s?
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Registered: 04-21-2003
Wed, 04-30-2003 - 5:24pm
Hi m dawn,

'Normal' heart rate (please note that normal is for each person individually and cannot be generalised other than very broadly) is, according to text books, between 60 and 100 beats a minute (at least that is what is classically and medically considered 'normal'), although towards the upper end of that scale may also be considered 'fast'. Your general level of fitness will make a difference - very fit athletes can have a much lower heart rate (40-50) and that is normal for them. If you're at all concerned then you should see your doctor as Linda says, particularly if you have any other symptoms that concern you.

Hope that helps a bit

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Registered: 03-19-2003
Tue, 04-29-2003 - 11:42pm
Welcome to the board, m dawn....

Resting heart rates vary....in a normal healthy 20 year old, a resting heart rate can be anywhere from 58 to 72 beats per minute.....or so! As I said, the rates DO vary.....weight plays a factor, as well as stress levels etc. There can also be a big difference between a resting heart rate and the number of beats your heart produces during any physical activity. If you're concerned about what's normal for YOU, please see your doctor and have him keep a record of what YOUR heart rate is over a period of time. You'll know what YOUR normal heart rate is then! Good luck!

Welcoming (((hugs))),