Health and Medical Assessment Essay Project
You can choose the fitness assessment that you would like to perform — either the One-Mile Rockport Walk Test or the 1.5 Run Test. From this fitness assessment, I would like for you to write up each of the parameters that you collected, calculate your Aerobic Fitness (expressed as ml/kg/min),and compare results to normative tables (see pgs 82-86). Please identify your calculations, as well as how you interpret your calculated Aerobic Capacity, using Table 5.1 in the chapter (p. 83).
For this activity, I want you to try two different assessments that are in the textbook — including — Sit-N-Reach, as well as the Back Scratch assessments !! Additionally, there are many different types of dynamic and static stretches presented in the textbook. Please review these and identify a few exercises that seem best for you to try/attempt. This activity will be for you to observe and gain understanding about these two very common flexibility exercises!!
Flowchart Outcome Activity Discussion
Complete the PAR-Q+ (click on the “Take the PAR-Q+ Survey Now” button at http://eparmedx.com (Links to an external site.)) and review the Preparticipation Screening Flowchart (figure 2.2, pg 25). Is medical clearance recommended for you to begin participating in an exercise/physical activity program??
Please click this link — [https://www.techradar.com/news/wearables/10-best-fitness-trackers-1277905 (Links to an external site.)]
Review the different activity tracking tools that are available
Click this link to explore the current Physical Activity Guidelines for All Americans [https://health.gov/our-work/physical-activity/current-guidelines (Links to an external site.)] and this link to identify the top 10 “things to know” [https://health.gov/our-work/physical-activity/current-guidelines/top-10-things-know (Links to an external site.)] for a brief summary of ‘why adults should be physically active’ or this click on the Executive Summary in the “health.gov’ website to learn more about this new document.
This link [https://www.hhs.gov/fitness/be-active/ways-to-be-active/index.html (Links to an external site.)] can be helpful for those who are less active than desired and those that would like to become more active.
Last … these links provide some helpful tips on staying motivated about your physical activity
After completing the PAR-Q and reviewing these various links for becoming more Physically Active, please write + submit the requested information identified in this section below:
In a Word document, address the following related to #1 and #2 identified above:
Write a brief statement about your current health status based upon completion of the PAR-Q and review of the Flowchart (pg. 25; Fig. 2.2). Is medical clearance recommended for you to begin participating in an exercise/physical activity program?? Why or Why not???
Based upon your review of the various documents/links above, please submit your response that “ identifies some strategies that will assist you in achieving increased physical activity participation over this semester. What are your strengths and challenges to achieve increased physical activity?”