Enter your age and select an activity level into the resting heart rate calculator. The calculator will estimate your resting heart rate.

Resting Heart Rate Formula

The following formula is used to calculate a resting heart rate.

RHR = Age Factor + Activity Factor

To calculate the resting heart rate, sum your age factor and activity factor together.

Where your activity factor is a measure of how much activity you get on any given day.

Resting Heart Rate Definition

A resting heart rate is an estimate of your heart rate while at rest on any given day.

How to calculate resting heart rate?

How to calculate a resting heart rate?

  1. First, sit at rest and relax.

    Try to bring your heart rate down.

  2. Next, measure the number of beats in 10 seconds.

    Measure the number of heart beats per 10 seconds.

  3. Finally, calculate your resting heart rate.

    Calculate your resting heart rate by multiplying the beats from step 2 by 6.


What is resting heart rate?

Resting heart rate is a measure of the number of beats per minute your heart beats when sitting at rest and performing no exercise.

What is my maximum heart rate?

A person’s maximum heart rate is mostly determined by their age and can be calculated by the formula 220-age, where age is in years.

How do i decrease your resting heart rate?

Resting heart rate is dependent on age, genetics, and fitness level. Since age and genetics are out of your control, the only thing that can be done is to increase your fitness level through aerobic exercise.