Destiny. Age: 31.
Changes in heart rate caused by activity, diet, medications, and age are normal and common. Abnormally slow heart rates are usually those below 60 beats a minute and can be either harmless or life threatening. At certain times, though, such as during sleep, heart rate will be slow and still be normal.
Amber. Age: 26.
What Is a Normal Heart Rate?
One of the easiest, and maybe most effective, ways to gauge your health can be done in 30 seconds with two fingers. Place your index and middle finger on your wrist just below the thumb, or along either side of your neck, so you can feel your pulse. Use a watch to count the number of beats for 30 seconds and double it to get your beats per minute. Repeat a few times to ensure an accurate reading.
Allie. Age: 23.
Mid-life resting heart rate of 75 plus beats/minute linked to doubling in early death risk
Heart rate, also known as pulse, is the number of times a person's heart beats per minute. Normal heart rate varies from person to person, but a normal range for adults is 60 to beats per minute, according to the Mayo Clinic. However, a normal heart rate depends on the individual, age, body size, heart conditions, whether the person is sitting or moving, medication use and even air temperature.
Generally, a lower heart rate at rest implies more efficient heart function and better cardiovascular fitness. For example, a well-trained athlete might have a normal resting heart rate closer to 40 beats per minute. To measure your heart rate, simply check your pulse. Place your index and third fingers on your neck to the side of your windpipe.