These adults were given a battery of physical-fitness tests to measure balance, muscular strength and endurance, and flexibility before and after the 12 weeks. After just six weeks, statistically significant improvements were observed in balance, muscular strength, endurance, and flexibility measures. Improvements in each of these areas increased further after 12 weeks. The authors of the study concluded that tai chi is a potent intervention that improved balance, upper- and lower-body muscular strength and endurance, and upper- and lower-body flexibility in older
There are approximately 350 million individuals living with DM worldwide. In the United States, the rate of T2DM has increased in individuals of AA descent with the prevalence rate escalating in the past 30 years and has quadrupled. AAs above 20 years of age are 1.7 times more likely to be diagnosed with DM than the Caucasians. They accounted for 10.8% of all individual with diabetes (CDC, 2015). A comparison of rates of diagnosis of diabetes mellitus by ethnicity and race disclosed that in 2010 the AAs diagnosed for diabetes were 13.2% of 29.1 million Americans (ADA, 2014).
(National lifestyle survey, 1999). This pattern of drinking has become the norm especially among men. Out of 100 drinking events, 58 men aged 18 years and over binge drink. This only occurs in about a third of cases for women (Irish Medical Journal, 2004). Alcohol consumption has a major impact on our society and was responsible for at least 88 deaths every month in 2008 (Alcohol Action Ireland, 2013).
INTRODUCTION Lipid or cholesterol has a strong genetic components. Consider an active 30 year old, female patient with hyperlipidemia who is physically active. The father of the patient that has hyperlipidemia that is controlled by healthy lifestyle such as diet and exercise regulary. The grandfather of the patient in paternal side had a history of myocardial infarction (MI) at the age of 40, with death from MI at age 58. Based on her family background, this patient requires much more efficient management, through more stict dietary recommendations, increase frequency of consultations, and consideration of referral for pharmacological management.
I don’t know what the best range would be for this profile assessment but I feel that is a solid number. Through the rest of my essay I will go over my strengths and weaknesses in my health sub-scale results along with activities they didn’t discuss in the profile. My overall health is decent I tallied up my points and got 2 never, 43 sometimes, 72 often, and 36 routinely. By just looking at these numbers I believe I need to work on making healthier choices more routinely.
The issues of aging prisoners in the United States as delineated by the Pearson video on chapter ten and the Huffington Post article include 20% of the population amassing beyond 45 years old, $40,000-$60,000 to care for one elderly prisoner, assistance for the elderly not fabricated in penitentiary budgets, and elderly quarters/recidivism exams in parallel to elderly release. The Huffington Post exemplifies that cost rises $5,500 to $40,000 in the time range from 50-80 years old (Maschi, 1). Aside from these issues, the Pearson video also exhibited that dementia, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, CVD, and walking troubles are challenges of the elderly population in prison (Pearson video). The issues exemplified by the Pearson video and the Huffington
Plan: The next time my mom asks me to join her for an event; I will tell her “let me get back to you,” to provide myself time to check in with myself and my schedule agreeing. Strengths: I have become increasingly good at sending boundaries with work and internship and I think this skill translates into my personal life. Problem 2: I do not frequently exercise because I feel too busy with school, work, internship, and school; lack of exercise leaves me dealing with: obesity, lowered health, and muscle stiffness from inactivity.
In Linda’s situation, showing that extra bit of initiative and being an extra voice in her corner could make a big difference for her. Perhaps the most important skill to have is empathy. When I am using a holistic, person centred approach it always helps to be able to understand how Linda might be feeling especially if she is having difficulty expressing herself.
This short documentary ‘’ Fast Food, Fat Profits: Obesity in America’’ presented by Josh Rushing focused on the rise of obesity in America among young adult. According to this documentary, obesity has reached a crisis point in America, as two out of every three Americans are overweight. While there are many factors that played a role in this issue, he believed that cheap food, food deserts and processed food are the reasons why one out of every three Americans is obese in our country. Back in the days, malnutrition and food shortage have been the scourge of humankind. However, as chronic food shortage issue has been resolved, we are now faced with the epidemic of obesity, and in most countries, it is now recognized as a public health crisis.
The Weight of the Nation is a four-part film that focuses on the consequences, choices, children in crisis, and challenges of obesity in America. In class, we watched the segment about consequences, and it definitely opened my eyes to many things. Watching this film made me realize and acknowledge all the problems, causes, and possible solutions to this crisis. Coming from a family with many people who are obese, hearing these facts hit me very hard.
It’s to no surprise that obesity is an epidemic in America and is continuing to grow at an alarming rate. Statistics say that more than one-third (34.9% or 78.6 million) of U.S. adults are obese and being overweight is harming the nation by worsening the health burden, raising health costs, and undermining productivity (Greenhalgh). Sadly the responsibility for this epidemic is mostly put on Blacks and Latinos, who have the highest percentage of obesity. Latinos more so have sparked this for concern due to their large numbers in the United States and something must be done about this to help bring down these numbers and help the overall population’s health. Latino Obesity Epidemic Because Latino’s make up a huge number in the United States