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there are many different ways in which you can measure a persons health the most familiar way is a height and weight chart.

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Section D - Indicators of physical health In this chapter you will learn that some indicators of physical health can be measured they can be measured in a lot of ways for example: Blood pressure can be measured, peak flow, body mass index, resting pulse, and recovery after exercise. Also you need to take into account a persons age, sex, and lifestyle. In fact there are many different ways in which you can measure a person's health the most familiar way is a height and weight chart. As soon a baby is born they are measured and weighted using a centile chart these access the growth and weight at which a young child or baby. The chart show if they are being feed well, and are not over or under weight. If a child is over or under weight health workers can keep a close eye on them. Babies are usually weight for the first 2 months then once a month for the next 10 months then every six months after the age of 1 year old. ...read more.


They should speak to there family doctor. It is also important that they do not become obsessed with there weight; which can lead to serious eating disorder such as anorexia or nervosa. A person who is slightly overweight is not a problem, but someone who is underweight is as they may have an illness which might be causing someone to lose weight. Blood pressure provides all the organs of your body with what they need to say alive and healthy. Blood pressure is the pressure which the blood exerts against the walls of the arteries. Normal blood pressure varies from person to person, but usually normal blood pressure but usually is anything up to 140/90. Blood pressure is normal lower in children. Blood pressure is used by an instrument called sphygmomanometer; it is made up of a rubber bag that is placed around the arm and inflates and measured the blood pressure. ...read more.


Resting pulse and recovery after exercise each time a heart beats it forces a quantity of blood around the body under pressure. These beats cause a pulse, or shock waves, that travel along the wall of the arteries. This pulse can be felt in several parts of the body by placing to fingers on the front of the wrist and count how many beats in 10 seconds then times by 6. This will need to be done at least 3 times; then find out the average. On average a typical healthy pulse rate is between 60 - 80 beats per minutes. Pulse rate can be raised during exercise, by excitement, emotion, infection, blood or fluid loss and heart respiration disease. It is important to remember that as not two people are exactly the same; measurement of good health is only a general guide. When measuring a persons physical health it is necessary to take into account of his or her age, gender, culture, and any physical disability. ?? ?? ?? ?? Christopher Ball ...read more.

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