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My heart rate is 48 beats per minute. Is this normal?

My heart rate is 48 beats per minute, is this normal? I was looking on wikipedia and it says that that the average for females is between 60 and 90 :S And im not an athlete
Fri, 18 Dec 2009
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Although that is the average, one must consider what average means. In this case average is the average person whom does not get enough exercise or eat right. Female professional athletes can have a heart rate of 35 beats/minute due to the level of aerobic activity that they do for training. So you are 'normal'.
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