Last Modified on Sep 23, 2011
"A normal pulse rate for a healthy adult, while resting, can range from 60 to 100 beats per minute (BPM), although well-conditioned athletes may have a healthy pulse rate lower than 60 BPM. Bradycardia occurs when the pulse rate is below 60 per minute, whereas tachycardia occurs when the rate is above 100 BPM. During sleep, the pulse can drop to as low as 40 BPM; during strenuous exercise, it can rise as high as 150-200 BPM. Generally, pulse rates are higher in infants and young children. The resting heart rate for an infant is usually close to an adult's pulse rate during strenuous exercise (average 110 BPM for an infant)."
09/23/2011: Adriann from Maumee, Oh: "I am a 38 year old female. I exercise 3 times a week and I have a low heart rate. Upon waking it is 50. What can I do to raise my heart rate?"
06/26/2009: Cheryl from Houston, TX: "My 26yr old daughter and I were talking tonight and she said she was down! because she has been exercising religiously and hasn't lost weight. She then said I think it's because I can't get my heart rate up during exercise. She takes a spinning class and runs on the treadmill 4-5X/wk. According to the machines in the gym she gets on with a heart rate of 70 and it never goes above 75. Even after 45 min of strenuous cardio. I've searched the site for low pulse rate and I don't see that as an ailment. I am concerned as I don't think that is right. Anybody have any ideas? Thanks in advance for your help!"Replies
08/17/2009: Roy Ramharrack from Brooklyn, New York replies: "Low Pulse Rate: I took a laser cleanse of my right leg artery. The pulse in my ankle improved a little bit. However, when I take my blood pressure, it may register 127 0ver.77. At all times though, my pulse registers LO - measuring lower than 60 pulse beats per minute?
Any natural remedy?
08/22/2009: Joyce from Joelton, Tn replies: "Hi Roy,
How long have you had a low pulse rate? If you are very active, don't worry about a pulse rate of 60. I have seen a few men who were consistently running between 40 & 50 pulse rate, without any adverse symptoms of any kind. They were all very active and not concerned about it, and neither were we concerned about it, because it was their normal rate and they were feeling fine."