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Safety and Injury Prevention Chapter 2
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Who should have a medical screening? People with poor lifestyle habits People over 40 People who are overweight People with a known chronic disease
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Medical Screen Timetable Age Frequency of Screening 6 to 15 Every 3 years 16 to 34 Every 2 years 35 to 59 Once a year 60 and up Twice a year
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What happens during a medical screening? Complete blood count (CBC) Height and weight Eyes, ears, nose and throat Blood pressure Lungs Heartbeat For males: Hernia
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Environmental Concerns What environmental factors might influence your preparation for exercise? What are the risks? What can be done to mitigate those risks?
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Extreme Heat and Fluid Balance Fluid balance – the body’s ability to balance the amounts of fluid taken in with the amounts lost through perspiration or excretion. Dehydration – fluid loss.
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Heat-Related Conditions Heat Cramps – muscle spasms resulting from the loss of large amounts of salt and water through perspiration. Heat Exhaustion – overheating of the body resulting in cold, clammy skin and symptoms of shock. Heatstroke – a condition in which the body can no longer rid itself of heat through perspiration.
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Injury Acclimatization – the process of allowing your body to adapt slowly to weather conditions.
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This note was uploaded on 01/20/2012 for the course ESS 1100 taught by Professor Porter during the Spring '12 term at Texas State.

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