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Analysing my lifestyle and fitness.

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Analysing lifestyle I am a 15 year old black male. I weigh about 156.6 lbs and I am about 5.65 feet. I partake in physical activity 3 times a week. I do an hour of physical education once a week and I go to the gym twice a week for about 1- 1.5 hours each. I am looking to test my levels of fitness by doing various tests such as the bleep test to help me measure this. Health screening tests Fitness test Score Comparison to national average Strength/weakness Multistage fitness test 10.1 8.9 Strength 30 metre sprint 5 4.3 - 4.4 Weakness Sit and reach 18 7-10 strength Hand grip dynamometer 45 45-50 neither Blood pressure 120/80 117/77 N/A We chose to do these health screening tests as it was easy to administer as little equipment was needed and it could be done in a relatively short amount of time. The tests were appropriate to normal everyday tasks that I do. Strengths Looking at my score of 10.1, I can see that my cardiovascular endurance is one of my strengths as the national average is 8.9. ...read more.

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By looking at my results I can see that I have more strengths than weaknesses, however I think I am unfit and still have lots of aspects of my lifestyle of improve such as my fibre intake. Diet or work leisure balance Body mass index (BMI) Body mass index is a test that Is carried out by getting your height and weight and giving an average as to where you would be placed, whether underweight, normal weight or overweight Due to my weight being 156.6lbs and my height being 5 foot 6 inches, I was able to calculate that my body mass index is 24.8. While this is an indication that I am in the normal weight category, it also means that I am very close to being in the overweight category, however I don't think bmi is a good indicator of overall health as it doesn't take into account muscle mass or bone mineral density. Diet My diet generally is not consistent. This may be due to lack of a proper time when I have my meals. Before I used to be obese and very out of shape and I was able to lose a significant amount of weight in a relatively short amount of time. ...read more.

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This would also affect me when I go to the gym as I would need more energy when doing aerobic physical activities such as jogging on the treadmill for 10 minutes or that burst of energy when I'm doing an anaerobic activity such as doing 5 sets of 10 reps on the lat machine. By body would then need to use its fat reserves so my slightly lower than recommended carbohydrate intake might not be too bad but as for my protein intake. It should be increased because if when I go gym and I use the resistance machines such as the leg press, I would need protein afterwards to repair my damaged muscle tissue and help them grow back bigger and stronger. I also do some resistance exercises at home such as push-ups and pull-ups. carbohydrates Protein Fat Fibre Calories 52 61-69 31-40 2,200-2,400 Carbohydrates fat protein fibre calories Daily Total 112.5 40 41 6 885 Medical history The only serious illnesses I have had are chickenpox and an asthma attack. By exercising more and doing more cardiovascular exercises such as cycling I was able to not have asthma affect me anymore as now it is very mild. ?? ?? ?? ?? Analysing lifestyle controlled assessment ...read more.

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