The heart rate describes the number of heart beats in a certain amount of time. It’s typically measured in beats per minute (bpm) and usually correlates with the pulse.
It’s the autonomous nervous system, that plays a huge part in regulating the heart rate in order to deal with various challenges.
The human heart rate can be heavily influenced by the state of mind and body. This is especially true for strain and relaxation – emotional or physical. Age as well as physical condition also impact the heart rate and its adaptability significantly.
The average heart rate of a healthy middle-aged person ranges from 60 to 100 bpm. An increased heart rate (above 100 bpm) is called Tachycardia whereas a low one (below 60 bpm) is described as Bradycardia.