How can monitoring heart rate be used to improve fitness?

In this lesson, we will learn how to take a basic heart rate measurement and track how it changes throughout physical activity. We will explore how to interpret the data collected and how it applies to physical fitness. This lesson includes some physical activity and equipment beyond pen, paper or pencil. We recommend checking with a trusted adult before starting or doing the lesson with the trusted adult nearby. Parents and carers are responsible for ensuring that children follow the correct safety advice provided at the start of this lesson and the instructions the teacher gives during the lesson. Parents and carers are responsible for supervising activities where required and for seeking medical advice in advance if your child has a medical condition that may prevent them taking part in physical activity.

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.What is a function of the heart?

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Q2.As you begin to exercise, your heart rate increases.

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Q3.Why is regular exercise good for you? Select 2 answers.

Select two (2) boxes

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.What is a function of the heart?

1/3

Q2.As you begin to exercise, your heart rate increases.

2/3

Q3.Why is regular exercise good for you? Select 2 answers.

Select two (2) boxes

3/3

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Quiz:

How can monitoring heart rate be used to improve fitness?

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.What is does the term aerobic mean?

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Q2.What is the maximum heart rate for a 40 year old?

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Q3.Which is an example of a super-set?

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Q4.What is intensity?

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Q5.Which is the aerobic training zone?

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This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

How can monitoring heart rate be used to improve fitness?

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.What is does the term aerobic mean?

1/5

Q2.What is the maximum heart rate for a 40 year old?

2/5

Q3.Which is an example of a super-set?

3/5

Q4.What is intensity?

4/5

Q5.Which is the aerobic training zone?

5/5

Lesson summary: How can monitoring heart rate be used to improve fitness?

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