120 Beats Per Minute Resting Heart Rate

Here we will discuss what it means to have a resting heart rate of 120 beats per minute or 120 bpm for short.

120 beats per minute means that your heart contracts (beats) 120 times per minute. Furthermore, "resting heart rate" means that the rate was measured when you were relaxed and calm and not when doing any exercise nor had any strong emotions. This is when the heart is pumping the least amount of blood.

The chart below shows the American Heart Association's range of normal and not normal resting beats per minute.

Less than 60: Not Normal
60 to 100: Normal
More than 100: Not Normal

Per the chart above, an 120 Beats Per Minute Resting Heart Rate fits above the normal range.

A heart rate above 100 is called Tachycardia which means rapid heart. A fast resting heart rate means that your heart is working harder than is considered normal and can cause dizziness, weakness, fainting, and so on. Giving up smoking, not drinking alcohol, and losing weight may help lower your resting heart rate. Less stress and less coffee can also improve your high heart rate.

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Disclaimer: The information on this page about a bpm of 120 may not apply to your particular body, height, weight, age, fitness, or other conditions. For any questions and concerns about your heart rate, we recommend that you consult a medical doctor.

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