A new year means time for a resolution, which means determined to do something. All around the world these resolutions are made. The most common one has something to do with fitness. In fact, about 14% of people making resolutions are determined to exercise more. This also matches the data of how gym memberships increase about 10-15% every January. 2021 is no different! People are finding innovative ways to make their resolutions come true while still following appropriate guidelines regarding the pandemic. What are gyms doing to remain open? How do you participate in gym class while following guidelines? What is your favorite exercise in gym class or at home? How can you get the most out of exercise in gym class or at home? These questions, of course, relate to the STEM Challenge for this month.
Your challenge is to design an experiment to see which exercise raises your heart rate the most. What exercises will be tested? How long should you perform each activity? How do you test your heart rate?
Your challenge does have some criteria and constraints. All testing perimeters should be the same for each activity (duration, vigorousness, person conducting, etc.). If testing back-to-back, resting heart rate should be back to the original. At least three different types of exercises need to be tested.
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