Check your heart rate

Your heart keeps going and going – even when you're fast asleep. And then suddenly one day, it could stop. Knowing your ideal heart rate is one way of making sure you keep your heart healthy and pick up warning signs that all might not be well.

Do you know what your ideal heart rate should be, both when you're resting and when you're doing exercise?

Click here to find out how to measure your pulse and check out this new tool that will calculate your target heart rate.

(Health24, updated May 2008)

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