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When One Beat Is Better Than Two

Jill David et al

Description

Students create an individualized wellness plan that addresses these controllable health risk factors: - obesity - high cholesterol level - high blood pressure - inactivity

Objectives

Uses technologies to individually access information or tutorials as needed to complete a personal or industry related task, process, or project.

The student knows that physical activity reduces certain health risk factors.

The student knows the role of physical activity in the prevention of disease and the reduction of health-care costs.

The student knows how to maintain appropriate levels of cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, and body composition necessary for a healthy lifestyle.

The student knows how to apply the results of fitness assessments to guide changes in a personal program of physical activity and develop a training and conditioning program that enhances individual health-related needs.

The student uses technology to assess, enhance, and maintain fitness and skills.

The student knows the correlation between obesity, high blood pressure, and increased physical activity.

Materials

-Access to Internet
-Computers
-Printers

Preparations

1. Prepare 10 profiles of -patients- for whom the students will develop a wellness plan.
2. Collect signed Internet permission forms, if necessary.
3. Duplicate student copies of rubric.

Procedures

Authentic Context:
You are a physician who has just received a new patient. Based upon the patientís gender, height, weight, physical limitations, medical history, and other information, you must create an individualized wellness plan for this patient. The goal of the plan is for the patient to achieve ideal body weight and body composition.

1. Explain to the students that they will be using the Internet to do most of their research.

2. Discuss the concepts of ideal body weight and body composition. Explain to the students that they will receive the following information about their patient: gender, height, weight, physical limitations, medical history, and other pertinent information. They will be asked to create an individualized wellness plan for their patient. The goal is for the patient to achieve ideal body weight and body composition.

3. Using a sample patient profile, demonstrate to the students how to search the Internet to find information with which to create the wellness plan. Distribute the information regarding the patient to all students so they may begin their research.

4. Distribute and discuss the rubric that will be used to assess the wellness plans.

5. After their research has been compiled, students must identify the needs of their patient. Students apply the information found on the Internet to create an individualized wellness plan for their patient.

6. Enter data to compute ideal body weight and body composition.

Assessments

Complete the Suggested Rubric for Individualized Wellness Plans (see Associated file).


Self-Reflection:
Describe the relationship between obesity, high blood pressure, and increased physical activity.

Extensions

Students can discuss the relationship between obesity, high blood pressure, and increased physical activity.

Attached Files

Rubric for Individualized Wellness Plan     File Extension: pdf

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