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LFIT-Fitness Assessment Fitness assessment: systematic problem-solving method that provides a basis for making educated decisions about exercise. A fundamental representation of an individual’s goals, needs, and status can be created. . To identify goals, needs, functional status. Does not replace a medical examination. Two types of physiological assessments include assessing resting heart rate and blood pressure. Average typical resting heart rate is between 60 and 80 beats per minute A lower resting heart rate indicates a stronger and more efficient heart. A stronger heart will grow in size and pumps more blood with fewer strokes improving cardiac output. Lance Armstrong has been measured as having a heart 33% larger than the average males and a resting heart rate of 32. Many elite athletes will have a resting heart in the 40’s. Heart rate taken on the wrist is known as radial pulse while side of neck is known as carotid pulse. Best taken in the mornings. To find radical pulse, light place two fingers along arm in line and just above the thumb. Count pulse for 60 seconds. Best to use radial pulse for more accurate readings. Uncontrolled high blood pressure can lead to stroke, heart attack, heart failure, or kidney failure. Also known as the silent killer. Blood pressure measurements consist of systolic and diastolic readings. Systolic reading, top number, reflects the pressure produced by the heart as it pumps blood to the body. Normal systolic pressure ranges from 120 millimeters of mercury to 130 millimeters. The diastolic blood pressure, the bottom number, signifies the minimum pressure within the arteries through a full cardiac cycle. Normal
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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.

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