# You should check your pulse.

Your pulse shows how fast your heart is beating.It can show how well your heart is working.It is easy to check your pulse and doesn’t require any special equipment.If you want to check your pulse by hand, you can use an electronic pulse meter.

### Step 1: While you count your heartbeats, find a timepiece to measure.

You can find a clock or a watch.As you count your heartbeats, you need to watch the time.You can get the correct pulse rate with a digital or analog watch that has a second hand and a nearby clock.You can use a timer on your phone.

### Step 2: Decide where you want to go.

You can check your pulse on your neck or wrist.Where you can easily find your pulse is what you should do.It may be more difficult to detect your heartbeat on Temple Groin than it is on the other spots.

### Step 4: You should watch your timepiece.

Do you want to take your pulse for 10, 15, 30, or 60 seconds?While you are counting how many times your heartbeats, take out your timepiece.

### Step 5: You should count your heartbeats.

When the clock reaches zero, start counting how many times you feel a pulse or beat on your wrist.When your timepiece reaches the number of seconds you chose to tally your heartbeats, keep counting.You should rest for five minutes before you take your pulse to get the most accurate resting heart rate reading.You can measure how hard you are exercising by taking your pulse.

### Step 6: You have to calculate your pulse.

Remember how many heartbeats you counted.The pulse rate is measured in beats per minute.If you counted 41 for 30 seconds, double it to get more beats per minute.If you counted for 10 seconds, divide the beats by 6 and then divide by 15.

### Step 7: Get a pulse meter.

If you have trouble measuring your pulse by hand, or if you want a very accurate reading, use an electronic pulse meter.Purchase or rent one at a store.If you have a smart watch, you can use it to measure your pulse.Having a cuff or strap that fits you, a display that is easy to read, and a budget are some features to look for.

### Step 8: Attach the monitor to yourself.

Take the time to read your product instructions.If you want to check your pulse, place the monitor on the right spot.The monitors are attached to the body.