heart rate


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heart rate

n. Abbr. HR
The number of heartbeats per unit of time, usually expressed as beats per minute.
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Noun1.heart rate - the rate at which the heart beatsheart rate - the rate at which the heart beats; usually measured to obtain a quick evaluation of a person's health
vital sign - sign of life; usually an indicator of a person's general physical condition; "he was still alive but his vital signs were weak"
femoral pulse - pulse of the femoral artery (felt in the groin)
radial pulse - pulse of the radial artery (felt in the wrist)
rate - a magnitude or frequency relative to a time unit; "they traveled at a rate of 55 miles per hour"; "the rate of change was faster than expected"
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Development and evaluation of a new target heart rate formula for the adequate exercise training level in healthy subjects.
Methods: Participant (n = 17; male = 11, female = 61 stature and mass were recorded and the appropriate heart rate monitor chest strap and accelerometer waist strap were fitted.
One way to test a potentially useful option for assessing autonomic variability is to compare it to a gold standard for autonomic variability such as heart rate variability (HRV).
The body's heart rate changes as a normal response to being in "fight or flight" or "rest and digest" mode.
Heart Rate Monitors Market Insights and Trends By Indication (Sports, Medical), Type (Wearable (Chest Strap, Wrist Strap, Strapless), Non-Wearable), End Users and Top Key Players, Forecast To 2023
A To calculate your target heart rate, you first have to determine your maximal heart rate (MHR).
'The vagus nerve mediates the lowering of the heart rate, and the low temperatures of ice cold water act as a stimulus to the nerve which causes the heart rate to drop,' he said.
Most people probably don't give it a second thought, but measuring your heart rate regularly allows your doctor to spot when your heart is not functioning like it should.
Monitors on gym equipment and wearable activity trackers (e.g., fitness watches) ask for age and weight data to provide general recommended heart rate zones.
Heart-rate training entails keeping your heart rate -- the number of times your heart beats in a minute -- within a set range during a workout.
Cardio scan premier 12 lux software was used for analysis of heart rate variability frequency domain parameters.
The average adult male heart rate is between 70 and 72 beats per minute, while the average adult women's is between 78 and 82 beats per minute.