Do you exercise regularly? Measuring the pulse can give vital information about your fitness level and health. Use Medindia's Heart Rate (Pulse Rate) During Physical Exertion Calculator and check whether you maintain a normal pulse rate (click here to check the pulse rate for your age) and make sure that you don't exceed the safe zone. Check your target pulse rate (heart rate) zone when you exercise at moderate and vigorous intensity and any abnormal rate can indicate a medical condition.
Facts about Heart Rate (Pulse Rate)
- The pulse rate increases when involved in some physical exertion or exercise. See a doctor if the pulse rate doesn’t come down to normal after exercising.
- Daily physical exercise increases the stamina and strength of the cardio-vascular system.
- Physical exertion and exercise should not be very strenuous that they increase your pulse rate beyond the limit.
- If you have a low pulse rate of less than 60 beats per minute, then the condition is medically termed as bradycardia. Some of the causes of bradycardia are
- Metabolic problems
- Heart disease
- Tachycardia (high pulse rate) is a condition in which your heart beats at a rate greater than 100 bpm. Some of the factors causing high pulse rate may include
- Increased activity
- Side effects of certain medications
- Consuming alcohol
- Heart and lung diseases
How to measure your heart rate (pulse rate)?
Medically, the number of heartbeats per minute can be defined as pulse. To find your Pulse rate (heart rate), count the number of beats at wrist or neck for 15 seconds or 30 seconds and multiply by 4 or 2 respectively or count for 1 minute. You can also check your pulse at other areas like groin, back of the knees and top or inner side of the foot. If you find any abnormality (low pulse rate or high pulse rate), seek the advice of a medical expert.