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Today, we'll investigate what activity makes your heart beat the fastest.
What you'll need
About the heart
Your heart is a very strong muscle. It pumps blood containing oxygen around your body, to every part of you.
It’s super important that we all keep our hearts healthy. This can be done by doing activities that make our heartbeat faster.
How to measure your heartbeat?
Your heartbeat is also known as your pulse. You can feel your pulse by placing two fingers on the left side of your neck.
To measure how many times your heart beats in one minute. Sit down quietly.
Use a timer to count how many beats you feel in 15 seconds. Multiply this by 4. E.g: 19 beats in 15 seconds x 4 = 76.
This will give you how many heartbeats you have in a minute while you are resting, also known as your resting heartbeat.
Here are a few to get you started:
|Sitting quietly||(This will be your resting heartbeat)|
|Jumping for one minute|
|Skipping for one minute|
|Running on the spot for one minute|
|Scooting for one minute|
|Cycling for one minute|
|Handstand for one minute|