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How to Take Your Own Pulse

Watch more How to Handle a Medical Problem videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn to take your own pulse by following these steps. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Relax for 10 minutes Rest quietly for 10 minutes to take a resting heart rate measurement. If you are testing your active heart rate, test after activity. Step 2: Find your pulse Turn your left arm palm-up and place the first two fingers of your right hand on the inside of your wrist, just below your thumb. Press gently to feel your pulse. Tip Your carotid artery on the side of your neck may give a stronger pulse. Step 3: Count beats Count the number of beats you feel over 30 seconds. Double that number for the number of beats per minute. Tip The average resting heart rate for an adult man is 70 beats per minute, and 75 beats for an adult woman. Step 4: Maintain a healthy heart rate Keep your heart pumping and your heart rate low with exercise and a healthy diet. Did You Know? Your heart beats more than 2.5 billion times over the course of a 70-year lifetime.
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