It’s important to check your heart rate once in awhile to see if you have any problems. It’s easy to do and you can do this at home. All you need is to use your fingers to check your pulse. You can check it at the wrist or at the neck, but the results are better at the wrist. Heart rate ranges are different for each age group. If you’re older, your heart rate might be different than younger people. It might even beat differently, and you might experience weaker beat, or thread. You might experience slower beat or even some irregular beat. It’s important to now how your heart is doing because the heart is one of the most important organs in the body.
You would take your finger tip and put it on a pulse on a wrist. You would feel to see how many beats per minute. If it’s over your range of beats then you should see a doctor about it. If you’re nervous, just worked out, just eaten, it might beat faster; make sure you check it when you’re relaxed and not having anything to do. If it beats within the normal range for your age then you’re doing ok. You want to feel the beat and make sure that it beats regularly. It should beat in a regular interval with no irregular beats. For example, it goes like this , lub dub, lub dub, lub dub, lub dub, and not irregular like lub dub dub dub , lub lub lub dub, or lub then pause then lub dub. It should be very regular and you can feel it if you sit in a quiet room and concentrate.
If it beats irregularly, you have to go to a doctor and let them know what’s wrong with it. If it’s too irregular, it means that you’re having heart problem and it could be very dangerous. Heart problems are life threatening and this is why you need to get it treat as soon as possible. If you don’t get it treated, you will end up with a more severe condition. This is why you need to check your heart rate regularly at home because you can detect problems early on. Checking heart rate is more important for the elderly than younger people since the elderly have more heart problems than young people. You can also tell the condition of your heart by paying attention to how fast, strong, regular it beats. A good heart beats strongly, slowly, regularly.