A. The question I will try to answer:
How does the amount of time jogging in place, affect your heart rate?
I think that jogging in place will increase the rate at which my heart beats.
C. Materials I will use:
Dumbbells and books (labs 1,3,5 only)
D. Procedure I will follow:
1- Sit still and breathe normal for a few minutes until you feel relaxed.
2- Place your hand on your radial artery (wrist) and count the beats (pulse) for 15 seconds.
3- Multiply the number from step two by 4 and record your results on the table
(this will be your resting heart rate),
4- Jog in-place for one minute.
5- Immediately after stopping place your hand on your wrist and count the beats
(pulse) for 15 seconds.
6- Multiply the number from step five by 4 and record your results on the table
(this will be your exercising heart rate).
7- Sit still and breathe normal for a few minutes until you feel relaxed.
8- Take your pulse and record your results when you have reached your original resting heart rate.
9- Repeat steps 4 – 8, three times increasing the time of exercise by one minute each time.
-In order to return my heart back to a resting heart rate, I needed to sit down and relax for about 2 minutes.
-It was difficult to keep my pace of jogging consistent, so I had someone help me keep track by a beat or a cadence.
-My pulse was much stronger while I was jogging in place and was easy to find.
F. What I found out:
I found out that the more exercise I do the higher my heart rate will increase.
Looking at the graph (the data shown) above you can observe a steady increase in heart rate with the increase of time spent jogging-in place. The longer I jogged in place, the faster my heart rate was. I started with 69 bpms on average each time and my heart rate increased to 119 (1 st ), 132 (2 nd ), and
145 (3 rd ). So there is proof that jogging in place (exercise) causes the heart to beat faster.
This makes sense because we know from class that our body needs glucose and oxygen to make energy. The muscles we are using to jog in place require more energy the more that we use them. We also know our body delivers glucose and oxygen to all the muscle cells of the body, through the blood stream. The blood is moved throughout the body by the heart. To make more energy, we need more glucose and oxygen to arrive at the muscles.
So the heart beats faster and faster to get oxygen and glucose to the cells to make more and more energy. Next time I would test how my breathing rate is affected by jogging, because I know that I inhale to get oxygen into the blood.
Was my hypothesis correct or not? Explain
My hypothesis that my heart rate will increase with jogging in place was correct. It was correct because my data showed an increase of 63 beats increase on average for my 3 trials, compared to my resting heart rate .