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Unformatted text preview: Current Health Status and Benefits of Physical activity • Identify health problems and chronic disease concerning the US • Identify common musculoskeletal problems • Negative impact of stress • Define physical activit and daily recommendations • Benefits fo physical activity and proper diet • Apply the health people 2010 initiatives Advances in technology have eliminated the need for physical exertion in daily life. Lack of movement leads to obesity and chronic diseases. Leading causes of death are lifestyle related. 57% of deaths in us are caused by cardiovascular disease. 80% can be prevented. Cardiovascular disease describes diseases that affect heart of blood vessels. More than 35% of all deaths in US are attributed to cardiovascular disease. Ex: high blood pressure, coronary heart disease, congestive heart disease and strokes. One major form is coronary heart disease which is the narrowing of arteries by farry deposits such as cholesterol and triglycerides, preventing heart from receiving oxygen and nutrients. In 2005, cardiovascular disease cost about $393 billion. Physical activities can be as important as quitting smokes, managing blood pressure, or controlling cholesterol. Overall management of risk factors is best solution. Cancer is 2 nd leading cause of death in US. Men have 44% probability of getting cancer. Women have a 38% chance. Lung cancer is major contributor. Tobacco use alone accounts for 87 percent of lung cancer cases and is responsible for 30 percent of all cancer related deaths. The most effective way to prevent cancer is to incorporate healthy lifestyle habit such as a proper diet, exercise, and smoke cessation....
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This note was uploaded on 02/23/2012 for the course WMST 101 taught by Professor Burns during the Fall '08 term at UNC.
- Fall '08