Simple way to check your pulse at home
1. Hold your left or right arm palm-side up.
2. Place your pointer and middle finger on the outside of your wrist, almost directly under your thumb. Feel around for a pulse. You can also find a pulse on the side of your neck.
3. If your pulse feels regular, count the number of beats in 30 seconds then double that. If your pulse feels irregular, count for a full 60 seconds.
If it is irregular or greater than 120 beats per minute, visit your GP to discuss.