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How do you measure your pulse to check your heart rate?

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To measure your pulse, all you need is a watch with a second hand.

This can also tell you if your heart rhythm is regular.

  • Place your index and middle finger of your hand on the inner wrist of the other arm, just below the base of the thumb. You should feel a tapping or pulsing against your fingers.
  • Count the number of taps you feel in 10 seconds.
  • Multiply that number by 6 to find out your heart rate for 1 minute.

SOURCE: 

American Heart Association.

Cleveland Clinic: “Physical Examination.”

Reviewed by James Beckerman on March 02, 2019

SOURCE: 

American Heart Association.

Cleveland Clinic: “Physical Examination.”

Reviewed by James Beckerman on March 02, 2019

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