Body Observation Report

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During the Body Works experiments the patient performed a number of tasks. The patient performed a task called the Eat Healthy (My Pyramid/Diabetes) where she picked out a number of meals that represented the types of meals that she would eat on any given day. She selected foods like spaghetti and meatballs, a turkey sandwich, hamburger and fries, and a chocolate ice cream bar. After the patient was finished picking through the menu the machine then gave her a total for the amount of calories that she eats in a day. The total calories were 2.477. An additional task that the patient performed was the My Calories In/ Calories Out. During this task the patient needed to ride a stationary bike in order to document the amount of calories that she …show more content…
The tools used to test this system at the Exploreum did not work correctly. The patient was supposed to ride a stationary bike for 60 seconds while it calculated her calories burned. The bike only had one pedal which made it difficult to get an accurate number. While exercising our patient gets winded easily due to having asthma. Asthma is defined as “an intermittent narrowing of the airways, accompanied by a decrease in some measure of airflow that the individual experiences as wheezing, chest tightness, coughing, and/or dyspnea with of lung inflammation” (Rundell, 2002). There are different types of asthma, there is chronic asthma and exercised induced asthma. In this case the patient has chronic asthma. Exercise induced asthma is defined as “an intermittent narrowing of the airways, accompanied by a decrease in some measure of airflow that the individual experiences such as wheezing, chest tightness, coughing, and/or dyspnea that is triggered by exercise.” There are different cases of asthma, one can have both chronic asthma and exercise induced asthma, or they can have on or the other. Since Christina has chronic asthma, she may get winded and not be able to breath at any point in the day, especially during periods of exertion such as …show more content…
The cardiovascular system includes the blood, blood vessels, and heart. The purpose is to pump blood throughout the body’s organs, tissues and cells. The blood circulates throughout the organs and removes waste from the tissues. This process is to insure proper blood circulation. Factors such as diet, exercise and weight determine the content of overall cardiovascular health (John, 2013). Blood pressure is vital to one’s health. During rest, systolic blood pressure in a healthy individual ranges from 110-140mmHg and diastolic blood pressure ranges from 60-90mmHg (Sports Fitness Advisor, n.d.). According to the blood pressure experiment on the patient read 133/72. According to the American Heart Association a normal blood pressure is 120/80. In which 133/72 indicates that the patient can potential have prehypertension, which means systolic ranges from 120-139 and diastolic ranges 80-89. Though the patient’s diastolic is low it is still lies under prehypertension because the numbers need to both fall under normal blood pressure conditions (Blood Pressure, 2014). Prehypertension will likely turn into hypertension unless the patient makes changes lifestyle changes (Hauser,

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