The Relationship Of Heart Rate And Health:More Slower,More Healthier?

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Healthy adults usually have a quiet heart rate of 60 to 100 beats per minute. Some athletes may have less than 60 beats per minute because they are in better physical condition. As a result, many people have the perception that the slower the heart rate, the better the health.

So is it really true that the slower your heart rate, the healthier you will be and the longer you will live? Let's find out today!

Heart rate

Heart rate is the number of beats per minute in a normal person's quiet state. In the quiet state of no exercise and emotional stability, the heart rate data of healthy adults is generally 60 to 90 beats/min. More than 100 is tachycardia, less than 60 is bradycardia, and heart rates below or above the normal range are called arrhythmias, which can potentially pose major health problems. So it's not that the slower the heart rate, the healthier the body.

In addition, due to the influence of age, gender or other physiological factors, heart rate will also have certain individual differences.

Generally speaking, the heart rate of the elderly is slower than that of the young and middle-aged, and the heart rate is generally controlled in 55 or so is normal; If there is hypertension and other cardiovascular diseases, usually pay attention to monitoring the heart rate, roughly controlled in 60 times is appropriate; And the patient with coronary heart disease and other heart function insufficiency, the heart rate should also be controlled in 60 ~ 70 between, these are normal physiological phenomena.

The low heart rate of professional athletes, on the other hand, is generally related to their long and hard training experience. High frequency, high intensity training makes athletes' myocardium strong and powerful, each heart beat can pump more blood than normal people, so athletes' heartbeat is slower than ordinary people, about 40 ~ 50 beats per minute can meet physiological needs.

The slower the heart rate, the better?

It's not. Having a low heart rate also increases your risk of heart disease. It is well known that people who have a very fast heart rate, above 100 beats per minute in quiet state, have a significantly increased risk of various cardiovascular diseases, so beating the heart too fast increases the risk of death.

But similarly, if your heart rate is too slow, lower than 50 times /min for a long time, it may be because the heart pump insufficient blood, resulting in ischemia, hypoxia and dizziness, fatigue and other symptoms, it is recommended that you go to the hospital in time to check, because low heart rate will also increase the risk of heart disease.

Therefore, the truth is that the heart rate is a little slower, a little more stable longevity, it is best to control the resting heart rate below 75 times, but also can not be lower than a limit, because the long-term heart rate is too slow will easily lead to the heart "pump" blood insufficiency, serious cases may lead to sudden death.

In addition, we can not only look at heart rate, but also look at lung function, blood vessels, bone and other comprehensive indicators.

What's more,wear a BP smart watch which can monitor your heart rate whenever you need will help you a lot to master your health.