What is the ideal heart rate at rest?

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    Education Answerposted 5 years ago

    What is the ideal heart rate at rest?

    Does this nubmer depend on age?

  2. sshouse18 profile image70
    sshouse18posted 5 years ago

    Hello, the ideal heart rate is anywhere from 60 to 100 beats per minute. There are many factors that come into play though. How active you are, your fitness level, your stance(lying down, sitting, standing), your body size, and medication size. If you are an athlete, you could have a resting rate of only 40 bpm. Age does play a role yes, for more on that, check out this helpful chart of correlation between heart rate and age.

    http://www.topendsports.com/testing/hea … -chart.htm
    I collected this information from mayoclinic.