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- Updated: March 28, 2014
The heart rate of a person is referred to as beats per minute [BPM]. The human heart rate, under normal resting circumstances, of an adult is anywhere between sixty to one hundred BPM. In experiments and tests conducted, physicians have devised a formula, which has been tried and tested for years, on the maximum heart beats a person can have in a minute. This formula was somewhat not fool-proof as it did not take into account the rhythmic difference between men and women.
The maximum number of beat you can one can achieve in a minute is used by people who work out to get maximum out of their exercise and yet not over work their hearts. The simple method used by physicians was – two hundred and twenty minus your age. The even conducted an exercise stress test to see how hard a person should push themselves to achieve maximum heart rate.
After they had completed more that twenty-five thousand tests and analyzed the data they found that there were stark difference between men and women. They then went on to change the data to accommodate those nuances. The test subjects included men and women aged between forty to eighty-nine years of age. They did not have a history of any cardiovascular problems either.
“It is logical that an equation developed 40 years ago based on a group that was predominantly men might not be accurate when applied to women today,” said Thomas Allison, cardiologist and director of stress testing at Mayo Clinic in the US.
The results revealed that women between forty to eighty-nine years normally have a heart rate of about two hundred minus 67% of their age. Whereas, men can calculate their heart beats by using the formula – 216 minus 93% of your age.