The Effect of Exercise on Heart Rate

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The aim of this investigation is to find out how different types of

exercise can affect my heart rate.

To measure and record my heart rate, I am going to undergo an

experimental test. I am going to do 3 different types of exercise:

walking, light jog and lastly hard running. First, I will draw out a

table to record my results, and then I will measure my resting heart

rate for one minute. To make the experiment as accurate as possible, I

will take and record each exercise, including my resting heart rate, 3

times to increase precision and to make sure each recording is exact.

Initially, I am going to measure my resting heart rate 3 times for one

minute. Each time I get my reading, I will record it into the table.

My first exercise that I will carry out is going to be walking. I am

going to walk for exactly one minute, and after that minute, I will

measure and record my heart rate 3 times, also for one minute. I will

rest for 5 minutes after each exercise in order to get my heart rate

back to its resting pace. After my heart rate is back to its normal

resting pace, I will take my second exercise, which is a light jog. I

will lightly jog continuously for one minute, stop and take my heart

rate for one minute and then do the same process another two times.

Then finally I am going to do hard running for exactly one minute, and

after that minute, I will measure and record my heart rate 3 times,

also for one minute.

The apparatus that I will use to carry out my experiment consists of:

a stopwatch, a pen, a pencil, a ruler and paper.

To get reliable and detailed results, when exercising and measuring

the pulse of my heart rate for one minute, I will use a

stopwatch/clock, by doing so, it increase the accuracy of the test.

Furthermore, when I am regaining my resting heart rate for five

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