As you exercise and become active it is natural for your heart rate (HR) to rise. This is because your body requires more oxygen when active so the heart pumps more frequently to get the oxygen to the muscles that need it.
To take your heart rate:
- Take your right index and middle finger and place them along your Carotid Artery on your neck OR place your right index and middle fingers on the radial artery on the thumb side of your wrist.
- Feel for a light pulse under your fingers
- Once you feel your pulse count how many pulses occur in one minute. This is your resting heart rate.