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The amount of times your heart beats every minute is known as your heart rate or pulse.
Understanding Heart Rate and pulse:
During normal exercise (like brisk walking, swimming), your target heart rate should range between 64% and 76% of your maximum heart rate.[Source:cdc.gov]
Target Heart Rate During Normal Exercise:
Between 60 to 100 beats per minute (bpm) is considered a normal heart rate for most adults.[Source:heart.org]
Normal Heart Rate for Most Adults:
The table of age and physical fitness is shown below.[cdc.gov]uts. [Source: HarvardHealthPublishing]
Resting Heart Rate and Fitness Level:
Your resting heart rate decreases as you get fitter; for very fit persons, it is in the range of 40 to 50 beats per minute. [Source:Johns Hopkins Medicine]
Factors Affecting Heart Rate:
Your heart rate can be affected by various factors, including age, fitness level, medication use, and overall health.
Monitoring your heart rate during exercise can help you stay within your target heart rate zone, avoid overexertion, and track your progress over time.
Monitoring Your Heart Rate During Exercise: