LegoLand Heart Rate & Blood Pressure

Exercise is not the only way you can increase your heart rate and blood pressure. Many factors can and will increase these, such as Caffeine - Smoking - Chocolate, but if you really want to see some big spikes up and down in your heart rate, then look at going up and down at a theme park ride such as Lego Land Windsor.

Lego Land Windsor as with most theme parks will provide you with a multitude of rides, all designed to provide you with a fun day out.

One of the biggest problems with such theme parks like Lego Land are the fact that you can be spending up to an hour standing in a queue, which will cause your heart rate to be close to its resting.

This is fine for a fit and healthy individual, however if you suffer with high blood pressure, have had a previous heart attack or any proven heart disease or condition, then you should look at avoiding theme park rides that will cause both your heart rate and blood pressure to spike irregularly.

To test this theory, myself and fit son decided to try a number of different rides at Lego Land to see what changes these placed on our bodies heart rate and my B.P. We also decided to repeat the test after lunch, so to see if its more to do with the anticipation of the ride and to determine if eating would also increase the B.P. to rise.

The following table gives a breakdown of our results for 7 different rides that we managed to get on twice. The first 3 reading are for a fit 40 year old and the final 3 are for an active 5 year old boy.

No B.P. result was taken on the Extreme Team, but the walk up the hill will certainly increase your heart rate and blood pressure, just enjoy getting wet as you go down.

 

Ride
Heart Rate Start
Biggest Spike
BP Increase
Heart Rate Start
Biggest Spike
Fear Factor
Jolly Rocker
92
137
15
118
165
10
The Dragon
85
122
7
111
144
8
Fire Academy
96
146
22
110
161
1
Viking River
90
118
8
108
134
7
Spinning Spider
77
130
14
97
155
10
Extreme Team
88
112
Not Worn
102
135
6
Pirate Camp
85
133
12
112
172
5

 

The following results are after eating a huge meal - Buffet Pizza 30 minutes break.

 

Ride
Heart Rate Start
Biggest Spike
BP Increase
Heart Rate Start
Biggest Spike
Fear Factor
Jolly Rocker
101
144
18
122
158
10
The Dragon
88
118
9
114
135
8
Fire Academy
92
155
27
108
144
1
Viking River
94
115
8
104
124
5
Spinning Spider
95
120
9
97
155
8
Extreme Team
92
119
Not Worn
102
133
6
Pirate Camp
97
135
18
115
155
5

 

A great day was had at Lego Land, however care should be taken by anyone who suffers from either low or high blood pressure or any heart condition, as you will find some rapid increase in both of these.

My biggest increase was on the Fire Academy ride, here your pumping a Fire Engine, which when your working with a 5 year year old, can be very hard.

Repeating the rides after a very big lunch, did increase the Blood Pressure, however as expected the heart rate was not as high, as the fear factor had been removed, but the starting heart rate was higher probably due to the fact that less time was spent in the que.

If you have an active child, then I would suggest the Pirate Training Camp to let them burn off steam.

 

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