what is a healthy heart rate

A healthy heart rate, typically measured in beats per minute (bpm), falls within the range of 60 to 100 bpm at rest for Adults.

This optimal range reflects the heart’s efficiency in pumping blood and supporting overall cardiovascular well-being.

But does that mean that a heart rate that goes within 60-100 bpm is a healthy heart rate for everyone?

Suppose you’re a trained athlete who has an average heart rate of 50 beats per minute, will you still see it as a perfectly healthy heart rate? There are certain situations or conditions that influence a person’s heart beat, such as age, exercise and fitness level.

With infants for example, 120-180 bpm is considered a healthy heart rate. But for a 5-year old preschooler, a healthy heart rate falls within 80-120 bpm.  In older people, the heart rate can go as low as 50 bpm because of the inevitable changes in the heart muscles as it grows older. 

What Happens During Physical Exercise?


During physical exercise, the heart pumps way a lot faster and any type of workout will demand the muscles to move. The muscles of the body will need to use more oxygen as a result of the increased movement.

This higher demand for oxygen makes the heart work double time so that it can deliver adequate amounts of oxygen-rich blood to the muscle tissues. A heart rate of 120 bpm during exercise can be considered as a healthy heart rate.

If an individual works out regularly, his or her heart becomes a lot stronger and this makes it capable of pumping much more blood to the rest of the body with fewer beats per minute. Because of this increased strength, the heart becomes capable of sustaining intense work outs even at a much slower rate.

This is why well-conditioned athletes who have a low heart rate of 40-70 bpm are still considered as having a healthy heart rate.

So do you have a healthy heart rate zone? Any heart rate that falls below or above 60-100 bpm can be regarded as a healthy heart rate provided that the body is getting the adequate amount of blood that it requires. 

Core Wellness Centre – For a Healthy Heart Rate

At Core Wellness Centre, we prioritize not only recovery from injuries, but also the well-being of your entire cardiovascular system.

Maintaining a healthy heart rate is crucial for overall health, and our Chiropractic, Physiotherapy, Osteopathy and RMT Massage services are designed to support you on this journey.

Through expert adjustments and targeted exercises, we aim to enhance blood circulation, reduce stress, and promote optimal heart function.

Our holistic approach considers the interconnectedness of your nervous and cardiovascular systems, recognizing that a well-aligned spine and body contribute to a healthier heart.

Whether you’re looking to improve your heart health, manage pain, or enhance your overall wellness, our dedicated team is here to guide you towards a balanced and thriving life.

Trust Core Wellness Centre in Toronto to be your partner in achieving and maintaining a healthy heart rate that reflects your commitment to a healthier, happier you.

Dr. Kris Dorken at  Core Wellness Centre has successfully treated patients with many diverse conditions such as infertility, high blood pressure, poor posture and low back pain.

We can help, call (416) 479-8311 today.

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