During a physical exam, a healthcare provider will often check a patient’s vital signs, including heart rate, breathing rate, temperature, and blood pressure. Normal signs for an average healthy adult include:
- A blood pressure reading between 90/60 mmHg to 120/80 mmHg
- A breathing rate of 12 to 18 breaths per minute
- A heart rate of 60 to 100 beats per minute
- A temperature of 97.8 to 99.1 degrees Fahrenheit with an average of 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit
These signs can be negatively affected by excess weight, so it’s important to have them measured on a regular basis.
 “Annual Physical Examinations,” WebMD, http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/annual-physical-examinations, accessed July 7, 2016.