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Running head: The Secret About Aging and Staying Healthy 1 The Secret About Aging and Staying Healthy By: Emily Prestridge
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Emily Prestridge Kin 3502 June 28, 2010 Draft The Secret About Aging and Staying Healthy Getting older can be stressful, because as a person ages the individual’s body changes. Metabolism slows down and people are no longer able to eat just anything without gaining weight. Along with weight gain comes health problems, which can creep up. This is something that people have to accept and learn to make lifestyle changes to prevent. There comes a point in a person’ life when one has to take control of 2
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the physical activity and diet in order to maintain being a healthy adult. A slightly overweight woman, as of her 40th birthday, is concerned about the declining level of physical fitness and the health risks that are associated with aging and physical inactivity. She decides to see a Personal Trainer to design a personal fitness program that will improve her health-related fitness, help her lose weight, and maintain a better quality of life. According to Warburton (2006): Physical fitness refers to a physiologic state of well-being that allows one to meet the demands of daily living (health-related physical fitness) or that provides the basis for sport performance (performance-related physical fitness), or both. Health-related physical fitness involves the components of physical fitness related to health status, including cardiovascular fitness, musculoskeletal fitness, body composition and metabolism. (p. 961) While most everyone needs training and help maintaining their health and weight, the population that this program will be targeting is overweight women who are in their 40’s. The specific needs of these women are to lose weight, eat a healthy, balanced diet and to begin preventing or reducing the risk of disease or health risks. According to Lawton (2009), “Physical inactivity is a 3
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major contributor to chronic disease, including ischaemic heart disease, stroke, breast cancer, colon cancer, and type 1 diabetes.” (p. 89). In order to combat the health risks of being sedentary and fulfill the specific needs of the women, the participants will begin an easy physical activity routine and incorporate a nutritional, well balanced diet into their lives. Concerns for this population are if the women can maintain the routine of exercise and diet, and also if they have any medical problems that will affect them when they participate in physical activity. There are different reasons associated with young to middle-aged adults and exercise participation, whether it be for health reasons or for fun. Some of the reasons are knowledge, attitudes, intentions, beliefs about the benefits of exercise, enjoyment and of personal health control of health and fitness. Some other factors include perceived barriers, level of education, past participation, friends and family support, self motivation and self efficacy (Tai, 1997, p. 120). Another concern is
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