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What Is A Good Heart Rate for My Age? Chart

Reviewed on 10/6/2020

What Is Heart Rate?

Heart Rate
According to the American Heart Association, a normal resting heart rate is between 60 (beats per minute) and 100 (beats per minute) for people 15 years and older.

The heart rate, also called the pulse, is the number of times the heartbeats per minute (BPM). 

To find your heart rate, check your pulse, which can be felt on your:

  • Wrists
  • Inside of the elbow
  • Side of the neck
  • Top of the foot

Place your finger (not your thumb) over your pulse and count the number of beats in 60 seconds to get your heart rate. 

What Is A Good Heart Rate for My Age?

According to the American Heart Association, a normal resting heart rate is between 60 (beats per minute) and 100 (beats per minute) for people 15 years and older. 

However, a low heart rate can also be common in athletes, people who are physically fit, or people who take medications such as beta-blockers. 

The Chart shows normal heart rates by age.

Normal Heart Rates By Age
Age rangeHeart Rate (beats per minute, or BPM)
Newborn100-16
0-5 months90-150
6-12 months

80-140

1-3 years80-130
3-5 years80-120
6-10 years70-110
11-14 years60-105
15 years and older60-100

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Reviewed on 10/6/2020
References
Source:

https://www.heart.org/en/health-topics/high-blood-pressure/the-facts-about-high-blood-pressure/all-about-heart-rate-pulse

https://emedicine.medscape.com/article/2172054-overview#a2
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