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Physical Activity for All Women
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Definitions Physical Activity Bodily movement produced by the contraction of skeletal muscle and substantially increases energy expenditure Exercise Planned, structured physical activity done to improve or maintain one or more components of physical fitness Physical Fitness A set of attributes that relate to the ability to perform physical activity Cardiorespiratory fitness, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, body composition
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Domains of Physical Activity Recreation/Leisure Most commonly assessed Transportation Occupation Household/Caregiving
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Physical Activity Assessment Issues for Women Life Spheres May be different for men and women Home chores, leisure activities, caregiving/family activities, community involvement Multiple Roles Multi-tasking Life Events Can affect ability to be active
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Current Recommendations Public Health Recommendation 3+ METs (moderate intensity) 30+ minutes accumulated total 5+ days per week Fitness Recommendation > 6 METs (vigorous intensity) 20+ minutes continuous session 3+ days per week
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Benefits of Regular Physical Activity 2200 risk of dying prematurely (CHD and other causes) 2200 risk of diabetes 2200 risk of hypertension 2200 risk of breast cancer 2200 depression and anxiety Helps maintain healthy weight Helps develop and maintain healthy bones, muscles, joints Promotes psychological well-being
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Leading Causes of Death for Females 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 Heart Attack Stroke Breast Cancer Lung Cancer Whites Blacks
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Prevalence of Hypertension For Females 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 White Black Hispanic
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Current Physical Inactivity Prevalence 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 18-24 25-44 45-64 65-74 74+ Men Women
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Physical Inactivity by Education Level 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 < HS HS College BRFSS, 1992
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Physical Inactivity Prevalence by Race 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 African American Mexican American Asian/Pacific Islanders Caucasian Men Women
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This note was uploaded on 10/25/2011 for the course HLTH 471 taught by Professor Carolynvoorhees during the Spring '11 term at Maryland.

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