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1 Effect of Exercise on Cardiopulmonary Function by Sujay Singh 4/13/2017 Biol 112 Lab, Section 203
2 Abstract: The purpose of this study is to test the effect of exercise on cardiopulmonary function and recovery rates. There were three parts to this study-a rest period, an exercise period, and a post exercise rest period. Blood pressure, pulse, and respiration rates were calculated in each part of the study and recorded. All the data was averaged out in the end, and divided between males and females. All three functions were shown to increase in rate initially following exercise, and then progressively decrease during the post exercise rest period; recovery rates were shown to be faster in females. The class was shown to be in decent health conditions as there was nothing extremely abnormal when looking at most of the data. Introduction: Blood pressure, pulse, and respiration rate are three factors that are essential to human survival. All three are controlled by the autonomic nervous system(ANS) and all three can fluctuate in response to external stimuli(Harris-Haller 2016). A problem with any one of them can lead to severe health consequences, therefore it is very important that one knows and keeps track of their condition. Measuring pulse and respiration rate is simple, as one simply needs to count a certain number of pulses/breaths in 15 seconds, and then multiply that by 4. Blood pressure can get a little complicated however, as there are two kinds-systole and diastole; however, in order to account for the differences between systole and diastole, the mean arterial pressure(MAP) can be used(Harris-Haller 2016). In addition to the three cardiopulmonary functions mentioned above, there is another condition essential to survival-the electrical activity of the heart. This is not controlled by the ANS, but can be measured using an Electrocardiogram(ECG)(Harris-Haller 2016). The effect of physical activity on blood pressure,
3 pulse, and respiration rate was tested and observed in this experiment. In addition, gender differences were taken into account and observed at the end. My prediction was that the rate of all three cardiopulmonary functions would increase in response to exercise and then slowly decrease back to normal; just like I have observed that in real life while exercising. For the effects of gender on cardiopulmonary functions however, I hypothesized that males would have lower cardiopulmonary rates overall, and also recover quicker from exercise than females, as

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