You can easily
check your pulse on the inside of your wrist, below your thumb.
Gently place 2 fingers of your other hand on this
Do not use your thumb, because it has its own pulse that you
Count the beats for 30 seconds, and then double the result
to get the number of beats per minute.
Checking your pulse in the carotid artery
You can also check your pulse in the carotid
artery. This is located in your neck, on either side of your windpipe. Be
careful when checking your pulse in this location, especially if you are older
than 65. If you press too hard, you may become lightheaded and fall.