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Posted by: Lizzy | 2011-12-02

Heart rate

I am a 35 year old female. My bloodpressure is around 114 over 74, and my heart rate is 52 bpm. I am not fit at all.
Is my heart rate too low? I feel fine and healthy.

Thank you so much.

Lizzy

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Hi Lizzie. A normal heart rate is anything from about 50 to 90 per minute, so a resting heart rate of 52 per minute is perfectly normal. I am sure you will find that with exercise it increases normally and probably with strenuous exercise will reach high levels. There is some evidence that people with lower heart rates tend to live longer than those with high heart rates, so a relatively low rate is something to be pleased about, not worried!

Best wishes. JT.

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Posted by: Lizzy | 2011-12-02

Hi Doctor.

I''m sorry, maybe I should provide you with more details about myself.

I don''t smoke or drink alcohol. I try to eat healthy foods most of the time. I am a bit overweight though. My father passed away of a heart attack at the age of 67.

Thank you.
Lizzy

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