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23 Nov 2005

heartbeat rate
Hello Doc i want to know the normal heart beat rate which is safe
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01 Jan 0001


Dear blackboy,

The normal resting heart rate for an adult is anything between 60 – 90 bpm.

During exercise, the heart rate should not exceed 70% of (220 – age in years), and that rate should not be sustained for long. If you are unfit, you should not aim at the rate immediately, but build up to it slowly.

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