# The Effect of Walking, Skipping, and Running on the Heart Rate

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SNC2DW Thursday, November 15th, 2012

The Effect of Walking, Skipping, and Running on the Heart Rate Due Date: Friday, November 23rd, 2012
Question:
What is the effect of walking, skipping, and running on a person’s heart rate?
Hypothesis:
If the intensity of the action increases (walking<skipping<running), then the heart rate will also increase because the faster the legs are moving, the faster the leg muscles need to contract. When the leg muscles contract faster, more energy is used, and the heart will pump faster to deliver oxygen through the blood stream to muscles, organs, and organ systems that need it in order for
Physical Properties Of Test Subjects After Performing Action For 1 Minute

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Analysis:
Sample Calculation a) Beats Per Minute (BPM)
Subject 3, Walking:
Beats per 15 seconds x 4 (4 x 15 = 60 seconds = 1 minute)
=25 x 4
=100 BPM
Table 3. Beats Per Minute Subject | Number Of Beats Per Minute | | Resting | Walking | Skipping | Running | 1 | 108 | 116 | 148 | 184 | 2 | 100 | 112 | 148 | 208 | 3 | 92 | 100 | 136 | 176 | 4 | 100 | 128 | 148 | 244 | 5 | 112 | 108 | 180 | 224 |

Sample Calculation b) Average Beats Per Minute (BPM)
Walking:
(Subject 1 BPM + Subject 2 BPM + Subject 3 BPM + Subject 4 BPM + Subject 5 BPM)/# of subjects
=(116 + 112 + 100 + 128 + 108)/5
=564/5
=112.8 (rounds up to 113)

Table 4. Average Beats Per Minute For Each Action Action | Average Beats Per Minute
(BPM) | Resting | 102 | Walking | 113 | Skipping | 152 | Running | 207 |

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Conclusion:
The hypothesis stated that the heart rate of the test subjects would increase most after running, which was proven true after the experiment. When test subjects walked, skipped, and ran for 1 minute for each action, with a 1 minute break in between each action, the heart rates of the test subjects increased most after running, as shown in figure 1.
As the speed the subjects’ legs had to