SpecicalConsiderationsWithOtherHealthyPopulations+-+YOUTH

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Special Considerations with other Healthy Populations Youth
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Assessing and Exercise Prescription for Youth Important components & concepts
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Justification Due to growth, children and adolescents physiologic regulatory systems are immature and require special considerations during exercise. Overweight youth have higher prevalence of CVD risk factors and this tends to track into adulthood. PA have a positive impact on self-esteem and academic performance. Habitual PA provides individuals with many health benefits.
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Youth Children: are defined as those less than 3 years old. Adolescents: are defined as those between the ages of 13-18 years old.
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Things to remember! Youth can become easily discouraged, you should continually reassure and encourage them! Limit testing to only a pass or fail Youth are not miniature version of adults, they are children and are less mature in both the physical and mental aspects. Children should not be pushed to maximal efforts, specifically for
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FITNESSGRAM: health related physical fitness testing for youth Body Mass Index Two Site Skinfold: triceps and calf PACER test for aerobic fitness Muscular Fitness tests include push-ups and curl-ups Muscular Flexibility: back-saver sit-and- reach
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Exercise Prescription: Minimal amount of Aerobic Physical Activity Frequency: at least 3-4 days per week, preferably daily Intensity: moderate to vigorous Time: 30-mins daily of moderate and 30- mins vigorous to total 60-mins of accumulated PA daily Type: A variety of activities that are enjoyable and developmentally appropriate
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Exercise Prescription: Muscular Fitness – Important Tips Specific resistance-training exercises should first be learned with no load (no resistance) to master the proper technique. Incremental loads can then be added with either body weight or other forms of resistance. To ensure safety, any strength-training program
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This note was uploaded on 11/15/2011 for the course ESS 4317 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at Texas State.

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