What Are the Recommended Chart Rates for Blood Pressure and Pulse Rate?

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Normal blood pressure is less than 120/80 millimeters of mercury, or mmHg, while a normal average resting heart rate is between 60 to 100 beats per minute, according to the American Heart Association. In trained athletes, the average resting heart rate is between 40 and 60 beats per minute.

People who exercise should strive for a target training heart rate in order to optimize their workouts, states the American Heart Association. The target heart rate is between 50 and 85 percent of a person’s maximum heart rate, which is equal to 220 minus his age. For example, a 20-year-old has an average maximum heart rate of 200 beats per minute, making his target heart rate range between 100 to 170 beats per minute.