A recent study states that, the faster heart rate leads to a shorter lifespan, which is found in one of the medical answering service news.
Those who had a resting heart rate of 80 bpm (beats per minute) to 90 bpm is found to have 40 percent shorter lifespan compared to those having considerable heart rate of 60 bpm to 69 bpm.
According to the research, regular exercise for about 20 minutes per day may improve lifespan by lowering resting heart rate counts.
This heart rate or pulse rate may differ from one individual to the other, based on body size, heart conditions, one’s emotion, person’s action like moving, sitting, lying and even atmospheric temperature.
Normally, heart rate may rise when a person is getting excited or scared, running, walking fast and during exercise.
A person doing exercise or fitter has lower heart rate, where heart muscles work more efficiently as like other muscles.
These heart rates may be measured accurately in two places, wrist and one side of the neck.
Adults of 18 years and older perhaps have normal resting heart rate of 60 bpm and 100 bpm and for 6 to 15 years children, the resting heart rate is between 70 bpm and 100 bpm.
Critical condition is when you have a resting heart rate of below 60 bpm.
Active people, Athletes, fit people usually possess lower heart rates of around 40 bpm, since their heart muscles is not necessarily to work hard in maintaining a steady beat.