What is Heart Rate?
Heart rate is the number of times your heart beats in a minute. Knowing your heart rate is extremely important.
Your resting heart rate is a measure of how many times your heart beats in a minute when you are not exercising and you are at rest.
A healthy heart rate is usually between 60 bpm and 100 bpm. Some people have slower or faster resting heart rates due to certain medications.
How to Check Your Heart Rate
To check your heart rate on your own you can use your first two fingers and place them on the inside of your wrist, slightly to the side of the middle of your wrist. You should be able to feel the beats on your finger tips. Use a clock with a second hand and count the beats that you feel for 60 seconds. This is your heart rate. You can also count the beats you feel for 15 seconds and multiply by 4.