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What should be normal heart pulse rate?

For a human aged 18 or more years, a normal resting heart rate can be anything between 60 and 100 beats per minute. Usually the healthier or fitter you are, the lower your rate. A competitive athlete may have a resting heart rate as low as 40 beats per minute.

Champion cyclist, Miguel Indurain once had a resting heart rate of 29 beats per minute (bpm).

According to the National Health Service, UK, the following are ideal normal pulse rates at rest, in bpm (beats per minute):




	Newborn baby - 120 to 160

	Baby aged from 1 to 12 months - 80 to 140

	Baby/toddler aged from 1 to 2 years - 80 to 130

	Toddler/young child aged 2 to 6 years - 75 to 120

	Child aged 7 to 12 years - 75 to 110

	Adult aged 18+ years - 60 to 100

	Adult athlete - 40 to 60