Hi, I'm Paula Stephens, and we're going to talk about how to find your resting heart rate today. So resting heart rate is a great indication of fitness level. People who are more fit have a lower resting heart rate and people who are deconditioned typically have a higher resting heart rate. The average heart rate for the average person is about 70. So today we're going to find how we can figure out how you can find your resting heart rate. Use two fingers on one hand and gently place them on the wrist of your other hand. Using a stopwatch, use a ten second count to count how many beats occur during that ten seconds. Multiply that number times six and that's going to give you your resting heart rate per minute and that's typically what people use. Heart rate is a very dynamic number so it changes frequently. If you are standing up or sitting down it's going to be different. The best time to find your resting heart rate is first thing in the morning before getting out of bed. That's going to give you the most accurate resting heart rate. If you are not able to do it first thing in the morning, the other time to do it that's great is after you have been sitting around and you've been relaxed for awhile, so maybe in the evening when you are watching TV or after you have been working at your desk for a few hours, that's going to give you the most reliable number.