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Do pulse rates vary by age?

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Pulse rates may vary by age, depending on how healthy a person is, but usually they do not vary that much, according to the National Institutes of Health's MedlinePlus. A typical resting heart rate for an adult 18 years or older is around 60 to 100 beats per minute while a child age 6 to 15 has a normal resting heart rate 70 to 100 beats per minute, as noted by Cleveland Clinic.

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When an individual is healthy and exercises frequently it often takes their heart rate longer to speed up compared to an unhealthy individual who doesn't exercise much. For a healthy individual, the resting heart rate is lower than when they are physically active because the body needs more oxygen-rich blood during physical activity.

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