Reflective Essay On Health Triangle

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In this year of health class I have learned many things that can help me live a healthier life. This means being balanced on all sides of the health triangle: mental, social, and physical. I have also learned how to make goals, have a nutritious diet, make a workout plan, I have learned about my family health history, major decision making, and balancing my health triangle. My top goal right now is to be on the University of Minnesota Dance Team. It’s my goal to be on this dance team because they are one of the top dance teams in the country. I plan to achieve my goal by stretching, practicing dance skills like turns and acro, getting my oversplits, and getting stronger by weight lifting. My coaches and fellow dance teammates will be able …show more content…
There are six groups of nutrients: carbohydrates, fats/lipids, protein, vitamins, minerals, and water. I will eat a balanced diet everyday and will stay within my suggested calorie intake amount. This will allow for me to remain healthy and not gain unnecessary body fat. To eat a balanced diet I will eat 45%-65% of carbs, about 35% of fats (preferably unsaturated), and 10%-15% of protein in my diet. Along with this I will drink lots of water, about eight cups a day, while trying to avoid large amounts of cholesterol which comes from saturated fats. When creating my diet for my life I will follow the four steps which are to: make sure it’s a change for life, personalize it, make sure it is balanced, and then evaluate it. If I follow these steps then my diet plan will be successful and I will be able to easily follow it. Therefore, by eating a balanced diet and exercising I will be …show more content…
Exercise is important because it is a way to burn off calories that may be unwanted and could lead to gaining weight. Exercise will also decrease my chances of getting certain diseases. For my workouts, I will weight lift to build muscle. This will help me for dance because I will be stronger. I will also run to build endurance which will help for both soccer and dance, as well as making my heart strong. I will run for at least two miles every other day and also do ab, arm, and leg workouts. I will balance my ability in flexibility, muscular strength, muscular endurance, and cardiorespiratory endurance. Exercise has many benefits besides disease prevention and weight control/loss. It boosts energy and improves your mood by stimulating chemicals in your brain. Because exercise has so many benefits, I will aim to do 60 minutes of physical activity everyday to boost my health. All in all, exercise is very important in leading a healthy life and I will exercise

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