A pulse is the heart rate, or the number of times your heart beats in one minute. The pulse can be measured using the radial artery in the wrist or the carotid artery in the neck.
Heart rates vary from person to person. Knowing your heart rate can help you gauge your heart health.
To get an accurate pulse:
Use the tip of your index and third finger to feel the pulse in your radial artery between your wrist bone and the tendon on the thumb side of your wrist.
Put the tip of your index and long finger in the groove of your neck along your windpipe to feel the pulse in your carotid artery.
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