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Individual health study. To achieve my given task I produced a case study on a woman who is 42 in age and works in a discount store as a cashier. In my coursework I included the negative factors of my case study and the positive factors.

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19/12/2007 In my year 10 coursework I was asked to accomplish a piece of coursework. To achieve my given task I produced a case study on a woman who is 42 in age and works in a discount store as a cashier. In my coursework I included the negative factors of my case study and the positive factors. The negative factors of my case study are: * She is in stress * She doesn't get enough sleep * And she doesn't have a balanced diet. The positive factors of my case study are: * She doesn't smoke * Doesn't drink * She has a supportive family As part of my unit 2 coursework in year 11 I am expected to complete another piece of coursework on the same case study making a realistic health plan, including 4 physical measurements and describe it and also describe the clients statistics and say how this is affecting their health and well being. I must also include realistic targets for the client to follow to help them improve their negative factors. Lastly I have to include feedback from the client. One of the 4 physical measures that I will do for my case study is the blood pressure. Blood Pressure is the pressure exerted by the blood against the walls of the blood vessels. Blood pressure depends on the strength of the heart beat, thickness and the volume of the blood, the elasticity of the artery wall and the person's general health. ...read more.

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Due to this athletes tend to be obese or over weight according to their BMI. Another physical measurement that is kind of related to the BMI is the height and weight of a person. According to my case study she is ideal in weight. There is a chart for the height and weight of a person and it is based on the body mass index of both women and men. There are quite a lot of factors that affect your height and weight. The factors that affect your height are: * Exercise and fitness * Pollution exposures * Sleep patterns * Climate * Genetics factors * Environmental factors * Stress A combination of factors affects your weight such as * Family's medical history * Genes * Whether you smoke * The type of food you eat * How active you are An additional physical measurement is the heart rate of a person. Heart rate is simply the number of times your heart beats per minute. Your heart or pulse rate can be measured anywhere in the body where the artery is near the surface of your skin. Some of the places where you can measure your heart rate are: * The inside of your wrist on the side of the thumb (radial artery) * The neck (carotid artery) * The chest (aorta) age Newborn Normal heart rate 130 3 months 150 6 months 135 1 year 125 2 years 115 3 years 100 4 years 100 6 years 100 8 years 90 9 years 95 12 years 85 Adult 60-100 This is the normal heart rate that a person should have is shown opposite. ...read more.

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For an exercise plan my case study will have to flow this plan for about 1 month at the least. It is important Week one Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Dance. Put your favourite music so it motivate you to dance (20 mins) Attend yoga at Stanthorpe road which is called Yoga Bath. (30 mins) Bridge. Lie on your back with your feet on the ground. Slowly lift your bottom. (20 mins) Back lift. Lie on your back with your feet on the ground. Slowly lift your shoulders and back. (20 mins ) Week two Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Brisk walk (20-30 mins) Dance. Put your favourite music on so it motivates you to do some exercise. (30 mins) Jog in the park (20-30 mins) Knee press up. Lie on your front with palms on the side of your shoulder. Gently push up bringing your tummy up. Swimming in Thornton Heath Leisure centre (40-60 mins) Crunch. Lie on your back with your knees bent. Pull your tummy in and gently lift up from your shoulders. Questionnaire 1. How do you travel to work? 2. How many portions of junk food on average do you take a week? 3. Do you have five fruits and vegetable a day? 4. Do you drink alcohol? 5. If yes, how many pints do you drink a week? 6. Do you smoke? 7. If yes, how many cigarettes do you have a day? 8. How many hours of sleep do you get a night? 9. How helpful do you find the health plan that I set up? 10. ...read more.

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