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JLBC Cadet Corps: Individual Fitness

JLBC Cadet Corps: Individual Fitness

1. Social interaction is part of fitness. Yes or No

2. What is the national report card for fitness?

JLBC Immediate Effects of Exercise

The body comprises a few vital organs: the brain, heart, kidneys, liver, and lungs. JLBC Cadets One of the most crucial organs in the human body is the heart. JLBC Cadets The heart is responsible for pumping the blood through the body; the more beats, the more blood is being circulated. During exercise, heart rate increases, pumping blood through the body faster than when the body is at rest. Devices that track heart rate are standard in today's lives with technology.

Class Challenge: JLBC Cadets, Name as many Heart Rate Monitors-Fitbits, Smartwatches, etc., as possible. JLBC Cadets Resting Heart Rate (RHR)- is the number of times your heart beats per minute (bpm) while at complete rest.

• JLBC Cadets Take your resting heart rate while sitting in the class.

1. JLBC Cadets Sit and take your heart rate by using your hand's first and second fingers to find a pulse at your opposite wrist (your radial pulse). JLBC Cadets, Do not use your thumb. JLBC Cadets Practice so that you can locate your pulse quickly.

2. JLBC Cadets Count the number of pulses for one minute. JLBC Cadets Record your one-minute heart rate.

3. JLBC Cadets Take your resting (seated) heart rate again, counting the pulse at your neck. JLBC Cadets This is your carotid pulse. JLBC Cadets Use two fingers (index and middle) of either hand. JLBC Cadets Place the fingers on the side of your neck. JLBC Cadets Move until you locate the pulse. JLBC Cadets Press only as hard as necessary to feel the pulse; be careful not to press too hard.

4. JLBC Cadets Now, take both your wrist and your neck pulse while you are standing. JLBC Cadets Repeat the pulse count (both wrist and neck) while sitting. JLBC Cadets Compare your results. JLBC Cadets Usually, your standing pulse is faster than your sitting pulse.

5. Take a partner's pulse while your partner takes your pulse (both standing). Compare your self- counted heart rate with your heart rate as determined by your partner. You may use different counting methods, but use the same one as your partner when making comparisons.

6. JLBC Cadets As directed by your teacher, record your resting heart rate using the methods just described

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