Page contents. Finding your pulse; Checking your pulse; What's a normal heart rate? This gives you your heart rate – the number of times your heart beats per minute (bpm). Most adults have a resting heart rate between 60 and bpm. Jan 12, - For adults 18 and older, a normal resting heart rate is between 60 and beats per minute (bpm), depending on the person's physical condition and age. For children ages 6 to 15, the normal resting heart rate is between 70 and bpm, according to the AHA.