Defining What Exactly is a “Healthy” Heart Rate

What is a “Healthy” Heart Rate?

At almost every visit to the doctor’s office, one of the first things they’ll do is take your vital signs: heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature. These measurements are called “vital” for a reason. They can be indicators of overall health and proper organ function. Heart rate is one of the most easily measured at home. It’s also one of the most overlooked vital signs — until there’s a problem.

WHAT’S A NORMAL HEART RATE?

WHY IS HEART RATE IMPORTANT?

It’s also possible for a heart rate to be too low (“bradycardia”), but this is a less common problem.

SHOULD I SEE A DOCTOR?

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Keino Rutherford is a healthcare professional who works in Sherman Oaks, California. He’s also focused on fitness. Learn more at http://keinorutherford.com/!