number of contractions (beats) of the heart per minute (bpm)
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(beats per minute) 
Heart rate (HR) is how many times a heart beats per minute (bpm). The average bpm for a man or women who does not exercise is 70 bpm. Heart rate varies between people because of fitness, age and genetics.
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