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Normal healthy resting pulse rates for 40 year olds

The average resting heart rate (HRrest) for a 40 year old is 72 beats per minute2. 40 year old males average heart rates of 71 bpm while females average slightly higher at 73 bpm2. The normal resting heart rate range for all adults and children 10 and over is between 60 and 100 beats per minute3. 90% of 40 year olds resting pulses fall within the range of 54 to 91 bpm. In general, an adult's resting heart rate will be lower for those in better athletic condition. See also: Exercising heart rates for 40 year olds



Resting Heart Rate Chart 40 Year Olds
Percentile All Men Women
Top 1%
Athlete
47 bpm 46 bpm 51 bpm
Top 2.5%
Athlete
51 bpm 49 bpm 53 bpm
Top 5%
Athlete
54 bpm 52 bpm 56 bpm
Top 10%
Excellent
57 bpm 55 bpm 59 bpm
Top 25%
Good
62 bpm 61 bpm 64 bpm
Top 50%
Average
70 bpm 68 bpm 71 bpm
Top 75%
Average
78 bpm 77 bpm 79 bpm
Top 90%
Higher Than Average
86 bpm 85 bpm 86 bpm
Top 95%
Very High
91 bpm 90 bpm 92 bpm
Top 97%
Very High
96 bpm 95 bpm 97 bpm
Top 99%
Extremely High
102 bpm 104 bpm 101 bpm


Source Citations
  1. American Heart Association Target Heart Rates
  2. Yechiam Ostchega, Ph.D. et al., U.S. Department OF Health and Human Services National Center for Health Statistics Resting Pulse Rate Reference Data for Children, Adolescents, and Adults: United States,1999-2008


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