advertisement
Updated 12 August 2015

Factors that will increase your pulse rate

There are a number of different things that can make your pulse rate increase.

0

There are a number of different fatcors that can increase or influence your pulse rate.

These factors include:
  • Exercise
  • a fever,
  • a big fright, or
  • stress of some sort.
  • the time of day
  • your activity level
  • your age
  • an overactive thyroid gland
  • anaemia
  • the use of stimulants
  • heart disease.

Your heart rate during exercise, as compared to you resting heart rate can be used to determine your level of fitness.

 
advertisement

Read Health24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Live healthier

The struggle is real »

5 things to know before taking an antihistamine How to cope with seasonal allergies

15 tips for students with allergies

For university students, moving out of home can be daunting at the best of times but for those with severe allergies or asthma, it may feel close to impossible.

Coffee and wine for the win! »

Could heartburn drugs upset your 'good' gut bacteria? Life is a gut reaction

Good news! Coffee & wine may promote a healthy gut

Diverse bacteria help your gut stay healthy. Here's how what you eat and drink can help or harm that balance - and it's not all bad news.