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You Will Need
- A watch with a second hand
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.
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.
Count the number of beats you feel over 30 seconds. Double that number for the number of beats per minute.
Maintain a healthy heart rate
Keep your heart pumping and your heart rate low with exercise and a healthy diet.