KIN 420 - Obesity Lab

KIN 420 - Obesity Lab - The increases in heart rate, blood...

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OBESITY LAB 1. The subjects heart rate rose, although not as much as expected. This means that the subject must be in fairly good shape to be able to handle the rapid increase of weight. 2. The blood pressure of Subject #1 that was measures actually stayed the same, which is unusual. The systolic blood pressure should have risen slightly. 3. The subjects RPE rose. The subject perceived that the walking became more difficult/strenuous with the addition of the weight vest. 4. Between the two step tests, the subjects heart rate rose only about nine beats per minute, meaning the subject must be athletic. 5. Diastolic blood pressure rose slightly between resting and step test 1; it then rose more drastically with the addition of the weighted vest. 6. The subject’s RPE rose between the two step tests. It is interesting to note that with the addition of weight, RPE was higher for the step test than simply walking. This observation can be useful in question #9. 7. Yes, the results of the step tests with and without the vest were expected.
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Unformatted text preview: The increases in heart rate, blood pressure, and RPE were expected because the step test is more strenuous than walking on a flat surface. More work is being done to step up a certain height. 8. For this patient, the most important factor to watch would be the heart rate, which would not be affected by the beta-blocking medication. The medication would however prevent blood pressure from rising too much during exercise. 9. I would have this individual do some low intensity cardio, such as walking, to slowly increase heart rate. Heart rate would be closely monitored because it would be the main indicator of the individuals work load. 10. The organs most affected by android obesity include the heart, liver, kidneys, and lungs. Individuals with this type of obesity are at major risk of heart damage and heart disease mainly due to high cholesterol. These individuals are at a higher risk for long term heath problems....
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