How to take your pulse:
- Place the tips of your index and middle finger on the inside of your wrist below the base of your thumb.
- Press lightly. You will feel the blood pulsing beneath your fingers.
- Use a watch or clock with a second hand. Count the beats you feel for 10 seconds.
- Multiply this number by 6 to get the amount of times your heart is beating in 1 minute. This is also called your pulse rate.