Physical Activity And Nutrition Are Essential For Good Health

1846 Words Nov 6th, 2016 8 Pages
According to the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition, “only one in three adults receive the recommended amount of physical activity each week” and “Americans eat less than the recommended amounts of vegetables, fruits, whole-grains, dairy products, and oils.” ("Facts &," n.d.). Physical activity and nutrition are essential for good health. Physical activity has many health benefits including: managing weight, lowering blood cholesterol level, lowering blood pressure, reducing risk of heart attack, and feeling better ("Physical Activity," n.d.). Having a balanced diet also has many health benefits such as maintaining a healthy weight and reducing risk of chronic diseases ("Why Is It Important?," n.d.). In the following health portfolio I analyzed my physical activity and diet, along with my sleep and calorie intake. I had some interesting findings about my overall health and found some ways to improve in order to become a healthier person.
When logging my sleep for one full week I had some pretty interesting findings. I found that I do not get as much sleep as I thought I did. I usually think I get a very good amount of sleep and many of my friends can confirm this, but after logging my sleep times for a week I noticed I do not get as much sleep as I thought. I usually find that I am very refreshed and energized after 8.5 hours of sleep each night. Therefore I would need 59.5 hours of sleep per week to be at an optimum level. The week I documented my sleep I…

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