Kine: Obesity and Physical Activity Essay

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Wellness is the constant and deliberate effort to stay healthy and achieve the highest potential for well-being; it integrates seven dimensions: social, occupational, emotional, mental, environmental, spiritual and physical. Leading cause of death in the United States is cardiovascular disease. Secondary cause is cancer. Blood Pressure; Cholesterol; Body Weight; Blood Glucose. Major public health burden due to its causing multiple chronic diseases and millions of premature deaths each year. 28th in the world. When you look at the chart it may not look like a big difference, but it is, in Japan men lived to be 80 and women 87, they rank first in the world. Obesity epidemic. Physical activity: Bodily movement produced by skeletal muscles; Exercise is a type of physical activity: Planned, structured, repetitive movement. Moderate-intensity aerobic activity 2 hrs. 30 min / week; or 30 min >5 days/week
Vigorous-intensity aerobic activity 75 min/ week; or >25 min >3 days/week
Activities for muscular strength & endurance a minimum of 2 days/week (8-10 exercises; 8-12 reps)
Moderate-intensity activity defined
-Brisk walk; increase HR
-Decrease CHD, BP, BW, Diabetes, colon cancer
Vigorous-intensity activity defined
-Jogging; rapid breathing + increase HR
Greater physical activity, greater benefits
Ability to perform activities of daily living without undue fatigue and is conducive to a low risk of premature hypokinetic disease.
-Cardiorespiratory endurance, body composition,