Reflection Paper On Physical Activity

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This week’s goal was understanding the importance of physical activity to the health and ways to optimize a person 's health while enduring various forms of activities. Typically, I love to be active. My go to exercises I thoroughly enjoy are running and yoga. Between these two forms of activity, I include aerobics, flexibility, and strength training. During the summer and in between semesters, I am constantly active and workout about twice a day. Usually each morning I jog of four miles and then begin a night session of yoga lasting 45 min to an hour. I know I sometimes feel like absolute crap before exercising, however, after moving my muscles for a bit, I feel immensely better. Exercising can even help during a cold and will help to …show more content…
I always have a hard time dedicating time to myself, between school, homework, work, taking care of the house, my dog, and spending time with my family, there isn’t much time left for me; if there is I usually will spend it sleeping because of the lack of it I get normally. Maybe it is an excuse, I don’t know, but it’s just the reality of the situation. Throughout the school year, the majority of my exercise is taking my dog for walks, which is only about two miles of low-intensity physical activity. Occasionally, I will do a half hour of yoga if my workload is …show more content…
Strength training assists in building muscle power, which can aid in function and balance in older adults. More importantly, muscle training aids in weight management and increases lean mass which decreases osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, and type 2 diabetes. Flexibility, on the other hand, increases stability (Wardlaw, Smith, Collene 2016). To ensure balanced fitness many people use the FITT model (frequency, intensity, time, type). Finding the intensity of a workout is based on a person’s maximum heart rate. Subtracting a persons ' age by 220 will determine the maximum heart rate in beats per minute. For instance, my BPM would be 198 (220-22). Intensity can also be measured by rating the perceived exertion. A person should aim for a rate of 4, at this rate a person should be able to talk while enduring an extensive workout (Wardlaw, Smith, Collene

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