# Pulse Rate

OB16 demonstrate the effect of exercise and rest on pulse and breathing rate and understand that a balance of each promotes good health

Mr Tuck says

Look right,

look forward and you should find your heart beat

On wrist, neck, anywhere else?

okay take this table down

1st count for 30s = Double it = B.P.M

2nd count for 30s = Double it = B.P.M

3rd count for 30s = Double it = B.P.M

find the average ???

My Average BPM = ......

After exercise for 15s = Multiply by 4

After a little rest for 15s = Multiply by 4

Count the number of beats in 15s multiply it by 4, do this 3 times to get the average.

It is more accurate to count the number in 30s and mulitply it by 2 ....

but either way you will know your rough heart rate.

and explain why exercise results in increased pulse and breathing rates

OB17 recall that the average pulse rate for an adult at rest is 70 b.p.m.,

average heart rates

mouse 200 bpm 0oC

rabbit 600 bpm

Hedgehog 265 bpm 35oC

Seal 130 bpm

cat 120 bpm

human 72 bpm

Grizzly Bear 40 - 70 bpm 38oC

(in Hibernation) 8 - 12 bpm 32oC

Zebra 60 - 80 bpm

horse 38 bpm

elephant 25 bpm

Whale 73 bpm 36oC

Rat 250 bpm 38.5oC

Giraffe 65 - 83 bpm 41oC

Koala 70 - 140 bpm 36oC

Chameleon 70 - 110 bpm

Guinea Pig 240 - 250 bpm 39oC

Alligator 80 - 95 bpm

Snake 110 - 125 bpm

Chimpanzee 80 - 90 bpm

Gorilla 36 - 48 bpm

Cheetah 120 - 170 bpm 38.5oC

(in chase) 200 - 250 bpm

Cheetah 80 - 100 bpm

Tiger 79 bpm 37.5 oC

http://www.agriscience.msu.edu/specialprojects/poultryimprovement/normrates.pdf