homework due thursday

Use the physical activity tracker tool provided onhttps://www.choosemyplate.gov/SuperTracker/default.aspxto keep track of any physical activity you do over a 3-day period.

 

Use the registration instructions in Appendix B to set up an account with the SuperTracker website if you have not done so already.

 

Use the Physical Activity Tracker feature on the Web site as a reference to determine how many calories you burned during the 3-day period.

 

Write a 700- to 1050-word response in APA format addressing the following questions:

 

·       What are your current exercise habits?

·       Using the Physical Activity Tracker – how would you describe your activity level over a 3-day period? How many calories did you burn? What is your weekly goal for physical activity?

 

·       What everyday changes, if any, might you make to increase the amount of energy expended in your day-to-day activities?

·       What types and amounts of exercise would work best for you?

·       Can you perform these activities year-round? If not, suggest alternative activities and locations for inclement weather.

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Final Project

Healthy Eating, Nutrition, and Exercise Plan

Complete a 3-day diet analysis by accessing your SuperTracker and inputting your nutrition intake a second time.

 

Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper in APA format, making a healthy eating comparison and creating a personalized nutrition and exercise plan. The plan should be plausible enough to be initiated within the next 30 days and continued throughout your life. Use insights from the SuperTracker, Physical Activity Tracker, the Recommended Dietary Allowances, Recommended Dietary Intakes for your age group and gender, and information from readings.

 

Compare your recent results to the 3-day diet analysis you completed in Week One. How have your nutritional habits changed, if at all, since the first week of class? What key changes have you made or do you need to make to meet the recommendations made by your SuperTracker results?

 

Analyze your diet and exercise results and identify a current health problem or nutritional need you are experiencing, or a health or nutrition problem you can foresee experiencing because of your family history: for example, heart disease or diabetes. Briefly discuss the condition you have chosen.

 

·       Develop a realistic nutrition and exercise plan by including four nutritional and physical exercise goals that will assist you in optimizing good health. 

·       Discuss the actions you will take to meet each goal.

·       What are some anticipated setbacks or difficulties you may face? What approaches will you implement for overcoming them?

·       What outcomes will you measure to determine if your plan is successful?

·       What are potential health risks you may develop if you do not implement the plan?

·       How will you adjust your plan to fit your changing nutritional needs as a result of age, pregnancy (if applicable), or changes in physical capabilities? Additionally, include information on physical activities and how they may be altered to accommodate different seasons of the year.

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