“DIET AND EXERCISE”

These are two of the most important aspects of health. You will address both in two different parts in this discussion. Be sure to reference profession information in both parts.

PART 1:
Click on the links below, review some of the material. Reflect on how that material relates to your current lifestyle.

Respond to the following questions by referencing professional information:

What lifestyle changes would you need to make to develop a better diet?
Research indicates that fruits, vegetables and fish are very good for us. What changes need to be made to insure these foods are adequately represented in your daily diet?
Are changes needed in the selection of foods we buy at the grocery and make available at home?
Do you have any suggestions for improving the dietary patterns of Americans?
Please explore:

www.myfooddiary.com (To track eating habits and calories)
www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/
https://www.nutrition.gov/
PART 2:
Exercise has been shown to positively impact stress levels, CVD, depression, weight, and some kinds of cancer. As a nation we do not get enough exercise for our best health.

What suggestions do you have for increasing our level of exercise in the United States? Please think in terms of motivation, school system, work place, government involvement and lifestyle changes.
Do you personally get enough exercise? What changes are needed? What are your plans for change, if any?
Be sure to explore these sites:

http://caloriecontrol.org/healthy-weight-tool-kit/get-moving-calculator/ (Calculator with calories burned for various activities)
www.mayoclinic.com (Health information and tools including calculator for target heart rate)
https://health.gov/paguidelines/
https://www.hhs.gov/fitness/index.html
2. Your initial post (your response to the topic) must contain a citation. It is your ideas supported by research. Please refer to the APA Power Point in the Start Here section of the classroom for information on proper formatting. There will be a deduction of 20 points for failure to cite a source within your initial post and to provide a reference at the end of your initial post.

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