Features October 2015 Issue

Take Your Pulse Correctly To Track Your Heart Rate

Checking your pulse regularly may not be as important as checking your blood pressure, but itís helpful in recognizing abnormal heart rhythms.

An ideal resting heart rate is a steady 60 to 70 beats per minute (BPM). But even if your heart beats at 100 BPM, you may still be within a healthy range. Well-trained athletes may have a rate thatís around 40 BPM.

But how exactly can you determine what your heart rate is, and what does it really tell you about your heart health?

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