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HLSC 1F90 Lecture Notes - Mental Chronometry, Proprioception, Exercise Intensity

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Brent Faught

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CHSC 1F90 October 2nd 2012
Personal Fitness
Week #4
- Any movement in metabolic state is all considered physical activity
- 61% of Canadian population is not physically active
- Time is the number one excuse for not being active
- Adults: 150 minutes/week of moderate high physical activity (perspiring, shortness of breath)
- Between 5-17: 60 minutes/day of moderate high physical activity
- Hypertension is the medical term for chronic high blood pressure
- CFLRI: Canadian Fitness and Lifestyle Research Institute (2011)
Adults: 15% keep up with recommended physical activity
Kids: 7%
Province inactivity : 64% New Brunswick, 63% NFL, 62% Quebec, 46% Ontario
- Elements:
1) Gender: boys/men more active
2) Age: as age increases there is a decrease activity level
3) Education: increase in education, increase in activity
4) Income: increase in income, increase in activity
The CSHA Clinical Frailty Scale
- One of the strongest predictors of people who choose to be active will be their self esteem
1. Very fit
2. Well
3. Well, with treated comorbid disease
4. Apparently vulnerable
5. Mildly frail
6. Moderately frail
7. Severely frail
- 18 years old is when women have a particular time in their life when physical activity is important:
moving out, university, social norms surrounding you with PA
- Benefits of regular physical activity
Cardio-respiratory fitness
Cancer risk ( breast/colon)
Bone mass ( osteoporosis PA strongest bone development)
Weight control: 30% exercise, 70% diet
Health and life span ( increased immune response/however rate limited) 4th most important
treatment/factor (genetic, age, smoking)
Mental health and stress management
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