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Personalized Nutrition and Exercise Plan

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Personalized Nutrition and Exercise Plan SCI 241 Jontovia Watson Personalized Nutrition and Exercise Plan Introduction
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Maintaining a healthy diet and exercise plan has been a problem for me throughout my life. After many years of poor nutritional and exercise habits, I am developing a personalized exercise and nutrition plan to guide me in the path of a healthier lifestyle. Because I am a selective eater, I will develop an exercise plan along with a nutrition plan which is simple enough to accomplish within 30 days and continue throughout my lifetime. I will identify the problem at hand in order to set specific goals. I will explain the action taken to meet each individual goal and approaches on how to deal with any anticipated setbacks or problems. I will set realistic outcomes by which to measure any success and evaluate potential health risks that may develop if the plan is not implemented. Identifying the Problem Dealing with repeated kidney stones is a major concern for me. Calcium pockets in my kidneys have caused a problem in the way my body absorbs, releases, and stores excess calcium. This in turn keeps causing calcium buildups which cause kidney stones. My problem with kidney stones began in 2000. By the end of 2003, I had been in surgery over 8 time’s with kidney stones in both kidneys. The occurrences became so severe that there were times that I ended up in the hospital, more than once in a year. The stones went from one kidney to the next and there was basically very little anyone can do to avoid it once the problem has begun. Targeting the cause of these kidney stones was the first problem, trying to figure out how to stop it was another. Finally, after few dreadful years the stones had ceased a bit. In the past seven years I have had only two occurrences which I needed surgery for. Part of the problem was nutrition; not eating the right foods or drinking enough fluids. My second problem is asthma; I was a smoker which put more stress on the asthma. My breathing problems became so bad that I could barely walk up a flight of stairs without losing my breath. The lack of exercise became so visible that I could not even walk to the corner store without losing my breath and feeling tired.
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