Did you know? The number of times your heart beats in a minute says a lot about your level of fitness and is an indicator of impending health problems.
The heart rate at rest also called the resting heart rate is the number of times our heart beats per minute while it’s at rest. We can check it in the morning after good night’s sleep and before we get out of bed.
According to the National Institute of Health, the average resting heart rate:
- For children 10 years and older, and adults (including seniors) is 60 – 100 beats per minute
- For well-trained athletes is 40 – 60 beats per minute.