Factors that affect heart rate

  1. Heart rate changes are closely associated with heart disease. If the heart rate is more than 160 beats per minute or less than 40 beats per minute, most patients with heart disease, such as frequent palpitations, chest tightness, and another discomfort, should be examined in detail as soon as possible to determine the cause of treatment.

  2. Factors:


    Changes in temperature or body temperature will affect your heart rate. If you feel too cold or too hot, your heart will promote blood pumping into the skin, making you warm or cool, so that your heart rate will not increase more than 5 to 10 times per minute. In addition, high humidity can also lead to faster heart rate.

  3. Pose:

    The heart rate of different postures usually does not change. However, if you suddenly change your body posture to stand, your heart rate will increase in the first 15 to 20 seconds. After that, it will return to its original heart rate level.

  4. Emotion:

    Too emotional and tense will increase your heart rate.

  5. Constitution:

    People with severe obesity may have a slightly faster pulse, usually no more than 100 times per minute.

  6. Caffeine and nicotine:

    Coffee, tea, soda and other caffeinated beverages will increase your heart rate, and so will nicotine. The effect of caffeine on heart rate peaked within one hour after ingestion. Your heart rate will not return to the original value until 4~6 hours later.

  7. Alcohol:

    Research shows that men who drink more than five drinks in two hours and women who drink more than four drinks in two hours will have irregular heart rate and faster heart rate. Saturated fat and sodium: When you eat foods that contain too much sodium, your kidneys cannot excrete enough sodium. Therefore, your heart will try to send more blood to the kidney to dilute it, resulting in faster heart rate. Eating foods containing saturated fat will increase cholesterol. Excessive cholesterol will lead to the accumulation of arterial plaque, which will change heart activity and increase heart rate.

  8. Drugs:

    If you are taking β Receptor blockers may slow your heart rate. On the other hand, excessive stimulation of thyroid insulin will also make the heart beat faster and faster, and may cause arrhythmia.

  9. Age:

    As you grow older, your RHR (resting heart rate) will not change significantly, but your training heart rate will slow down.

  10. Gender:

    The average resting heart rate of women is higher than that of men. However, women tend to have a lower risk of heart disease than men.

  11. Physical exercise:

    Regular exercise can gradually reduce your resting heart rate and reduce the risk of death due to high resting heart rate.

  12. Notice

    Please note that our application cannot replace professional healthcare services. If you have continuous heart rate acceleration or any other heart rate problems, please consult your doctor in time. During exercise, you can check your training intensity through the target heart rate.