Not too easy. Not too difficult.
I highly recommend this course because it takes a simple subject and highlights the countless compartments of our lives in which it is relevant. Most importantly, this course expands your perspective of physical activity as well as the importance of it. The articles and videos that were included throughout the semester reinforced the main topics we discussed and sparked thought-provoking approaches to health and fitness.
I learned the importance of physical activity and the range of activity that we do or fail to do on a daily basis. The adverse outcomes of failing to be physically active were highlighted as well as solutions to the barriers that are commonly found among people of all ages, races, income-levels, and states of health. My biggest takeaway from this course was that America is falling more and more behind in health, diet, and physical activity compared to other countries. Despite our wealth and intelligence as a country, money cannot always buy health.
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Advice for students:
Keep up with all of the powerpoints and articles that are assigned. Do not just simply skim or read them, take notes and ask yourself questions about them because that is the only way you will retain the information. You cannot pass the tests by just passively engaging with the material; you must know statistics, small details, examples, and important people. The material is interesting so stay on top of it and you will do well!