This page outlines key information pertaining to the average heart rates in both males and females. It should be noted that average heart rate varies heavily with the lifestyle chosen by the individual, as well as the individuals age. This average heart rate can also be referred to as a Normal Resting Heart Rate, measured in beats per minute (bpm).
This page intends to give you an indication of roughly where your target heart rate should be with respect to your age and lifestyle. This information is all based on your Normal Resting Heart Rate which should be measured first thing in the morning when you wake up, or in very calming, non-anxious time periods. Many things effect heart rate aside from the age and lifestyle we have mentioned including: Stress/Anxiety, Body Size, Medication, Gender, Genetics, Air Temperature and Body Temperature.
The average male heart rate is illustrated in the following table. It is evident that lifestyle and age are heavily contributing factors.
|Age (in years)|
|Athletic||49-55 bpm||50-57bpm||50-56 bpm|
|Above Average||66-70 bpm||67-71 bpm||66-71 bpm|
|Poor Health||82+ bpm||84+ bpm||82+ bpm|
Average Female Heart Rate
The average female heart rate is illustrated in the following table.
Target Heart Rate Calculator
If you're curious about your target heart rate, perhaps you'd also be interested in our Target Heart Rate Calculator. This calculator gives you an indication of where your heart rate should roughly be.