Current evidence supports physical activity and exercise as important behaviours for both prevention and the treatment of chronic disease. Therefore, being physically active and limiting sedentary behaviour is essential for maintaining health and wellbeing.
By using your own data and further research you will draw on your ability to self-reflect as well as implementing your basic interpretative skills. In this assessment, you will draw on your current knowledge to perform a basic interpretation of your own data.
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Complete the 7 Day Physical Activity Log (Appendix 1), defining activity, intensity and length of duration. Remember to include structured exercise/activity sessions but also incidental activity.
Pre Exercise Screening Questionnaire (Links in Appendix 2 and the assessment area), Complete both Stage 1 and Stage 2 to the best of your ability without requiring medical professional support. Then utilise the user guide to identify risk level. Answer the additional questions under the heading, Self-Reflection Questions. Use the word count suggestions to guide how much detail is required. Apply research and studies as appropriate to the answers. This is where you need to demonstrate your subject knowledge and your ability to apply this knowledge practically.
Read the following website for some background information about physical activity and sedentary behaviour: http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/pasb
Word Count: 500 words +/- 10% for reflection questions only Referencing:
In order to meet academic standards, material for all assignments must be referenced correctly and consistently, in order to identify the source of the evidence you use. It is expected that students comply with the APA 6th edition referencing style. The following link is to the Laureate Australia Academic Writing Guide. Part 3 of this guide outlines the different types of in-text referencing and reference list.
Provide your personal definition of physical activity? (around 40 words)
Provide your personal definition of sedentary behaviour? (around 40 words)
What are your favourite types of physical activity? List up to 5.
Is there a form of physical activity that you have never tried, but would like to? List up to 5.
Explain your previous experiences of physical activity? (around 75 words)
Did your level of physical activity, recorded in the 7-day log, reach those set out in Australia’s Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines set out by the Australian Government Department of Health, for your age group? (around 100 words)
Provide 1-2 ideas on how you could increase your activity level, to bring it up to the required level, to meet Australia’s Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines. (NB. If your activity level already reaches the level as set out in the guidelines, provide 1-2 suggestions you would give to someone, who’s activity doesn’t reach these levels) (around 125 words)
According to the Pre-Exercise Screening Tool are you at higher risk of an adverse event? If so, or hypothetically if you were, what would you do prior to undertaking exercise? (around 100 words)
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