Do you know the range of your heart rate in beats per minute?
Did you know?
The normal resting heart rate for adults ranges from 60 to 100 beats per minute. Generally, a lower heart rate at rest implies a more efficient heart function and better cardiovascular fitness. For example, a well-trained athlete might have a normal resting heart rate closer to 40 beats per minute. However, during pregnancy, the amount of blood pumped by the heart increases by 30 to 50%. As a result, the heart rate tends to increase from a normal pre-pregnancy rate of about 70 beats per minute to as high as 90 beats per minute.