resting pulse


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resting pulse

A pulse rate obtained while an individual is at rest and calm.
Synonym: basal pulse
See also: pulse
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I predict this will change over the next few years as the importance of the resting pulse becomes more clearly understood.
Significance of resting pulse rate in relation to physical fitness and training is well documented in early studies using Harvard step test (29,30).
In fact, today his resting pulse rate is down to an even healthier 50 and his blood pressure is just 123/73 - normal for someone a fraction of his age.
Ask how their resting pulse rate and pulse after exercise compared with the others on the graph.
For example, his lungs are larger than that of the average person, and he has a resting pulse rate of only 34.
That means his heart beats more slowly than the average person's - with a resting pulse rate of 35 to 45 beats per minute.
Average Resting Pulse Rates: Age Rate (beats per minute) Newborn 140 1-11 months 120 2 years 110 4-6 years 100 8-10 years 90 12 years (girls) 90 12 years (boys) 85 14 years (girls) 85 14 years (boys) 80
Average Resting Pulse Rates: Age Rate (per minute) Newborn 140 1-11 months 120 2 years 110 4-6 years 100 8-10 years 90 12 years girls--90 boys--85 14 years girls--85 boys--80
Results indicated the running group had lower resting pulse and higher running self-efficacy scores at the end of the program.
The resting pulse rate of British children, aged nine to 11, has increased over the past 30 years by one beat per minute in girls and two beats per minute in boys.
The authors, including from University College London, said a "potentially important explanation is a reduction in physical activity levels in children which could be associated with a decline in physical fitness and increases in resting pulse rate".
The men who were told to stare at bosoms daily had lower blood pressure and slower resting pulse rates and also decreased their risk of coronary artery disease.