It is however not good for average people to consistently have heart beats that are lower than 60 beats per minute. This is a condition called bradycardia may be present, a type of arrhythmia that may cause the body not to receive as much oxygen that it needs. Some people may not experience symptoms associated with bradycardia, but some may experience fainting episodes or near fainting, dizziness, weakness, fatigue, chest pain and confusion. Serious complications include frequent fainting, cardiac arrest or even death.
It is also not good for people to continually have heart rates that are higher than 100, a condition called tachycardia. Tachycardia can increase the risk of stroke (because of the formation of blood clots), or even cause cardiac arrest and death. People with tachycardia may experience no symptoms, but some may experience dizziness, shortness of breath, lightheadedness, heart palpitations, chest pains and fainting episodes.
To measure your own heart rate, find a pulse point around your wrist or neck and count the beats for 10 seconds. Multiply this number by six and you will get your heart beat per minute. Some factors may affect your heart beat rate such as:
For heart health, individuals must practice a healthy lifestyle such as eating healthy foods that include much fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. They should also avoid smoking and consumption of too much alcohol. Exercise is also an important component of staying heart healthy, particularly aerobic exercise which makes the heart and lungs work harder in every session, making it stronger.