SCI 220 DQ
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SCI 220 Discussion questions Week 1 DQ 1 What were some of your assumptions about a healthful diet before this week I thought that a healthy diet meant that all four food groups are represented during a meal but I am sure that I could be wrong Did you think you were eating a healthful diet No actually I know that I am probably not eating too healthy these days although I think that I am going to blame that on my upbringing though I also think that if Children were raised to eat healthier during their early years that it could prevent problems later in life as adults In what ways were those assumptions correct or incorrect according to the information you read this week While I am correct about all four of the food groups being important when a person is growing in their early stages of development I am incorrect about the quantity that a person should consume on a daily basis for it to be considered healthy for the person Week 1 DQ 2 What are some health problems related to inadequate diets Some health problems that are related to inadequate diets are as follows coronary heart disease high blood pressure non insulin dependent diabetes constipation joint pain being out of breath There are multiple risks if a person eats too much animal fat smoke drink alcohol and take very little exercise The risks towards a person s families are as follows coronary heart disease development of bad eating habits poor life expectancy but leading a healthy lifestyle isn39t only about being the right weight for your height Provide a brief explanation of the problem and the body system involved There are many different health problems that are associated with under nutrition such as for example organ failure which indicates that prolonged undernutrition can lead to failure of the heart liver or respiratory systems Failure to consume any calories for eight to 12 weeks can be fatal If undernutrition is reversed in time and you maintain healthy habits you can usually lead a healthy life It39s vital to determine the cause of undernutrition before the organs are affected because it39s much more difficult to counteract this severe damage Your body may require artificial nutrition by feeding tube or intravenous injection once undernutrition becomes severe This is more common in those with illnesses that affect the ability to eat I think that this is interesting but what do you all think I know that over eating can and does lead to health problems but can under eating and not eating right do the same as well Week 2 DQ 1 What should the role of government be in in uencing people s dietary decisions Absolutely not our grandparents and parents went through wars and everything else and didn39t need the government telling them what was good for them to eat and what wasn39t Dieting and watching calories should be up to the individual and not forced on people by the manufacturer or government Our ancestors didn39t need the government39s interference in their dietary affairs and it should be the same today there is too much interference from the government in our everyday lives as it is and it is not really any of the government39s business what I buy and consume at the local supermarket Should there be set nutritional standards for food production and food consumption It is my opinion that everything should have standards The standards apply should be that you get what you pay for If you pay for junk then you expect to receive junk if you pay for quality you expect to receive quality People should be given Choices and selections and they should be able to Choose what they can afford If you cannot afford to eat better than you better find a better way to support yourself because you cannot afford to eat like a King when you are eating from a plate that was given to you I think that it is a matter of perspective What is your perspective Week 2 DQ 2 Are carbohydrates good for you Explain why or why not In some ways yes They give you energy which is a good thing However too much of a good thing can be bad for people In addition certain types of carbohydrates can be bad for people Such as refined processed carbohydrates are not good for people those are the kind of carbohydrates that people should avoid or strictly limit What did you learn about carbohydrates in the Week Two WileyPLUS How It Works Animation Digestion and Absorption of Carbohydrates that you did not know before While I did not actually view or listen to the explanation I did read the transcript of the audio clip The reason that I did not listen to it instead was because either my computer or my internet connection is slow and it takes too long What I did notice that I did not know before was the fact that protein digestion takes place in the stomach because I always thought that people digested their food as they swallowed their food while eating Week 3 DQ 1 How might I integrate exercise and dietary changes into my life Well since I do the majority of the shopping I could buy more healthier foods to eat but as far as exercising goes though at the moment I am failing to see how or ifI could change much because I have a pain in my side the doctors do not know why but even the slightest exercises makes the pain increase I used to walk to the library on a daily basis which is only a few blocks from my house but I cannot even do that without being in pain lately What factors must I consider before taking dietary supplements I think that a few steps should be taken such as reading the warning labels and looking at the effectiveness of each type of drug and looking at the side effects as well These are only a few things that I would do before I even think about taking such measures as using diet pills On a personal note I am not sure that I would ever take such a risk because addictions run in my family and I would not want to take that risk Week 3 DQ 2 The role water plays in promoting health is often overlooked In what ways is water essential for maintaining health Water is second in importance only to the air that we breathe The human body is about 66 water the muscles are 75 and the brain is over 78 water And drinking pure water is like taking a fountain of youth wonder drug In optimum doses a person can produce these miraculous results such as the following list 9 0 Lose weight more easily Burn fat and build muscle Have younger looking skin Reduce joint or muscle pain Flush Toxins from your body Increase energy and alertness Lower your risk for heart attacks Improve digestion and elimination Decrease headaches and dizziness Reduce risk of disease and infections Improve mental clarity and performance 9 0 9 0 9 0 9 0 9 0 9 0 9 0 9 0 9 0 9 0 And getting all of these great water benefits is cheap calorie free convenient and an easy way to greatly improve a person s health Is it possible to consume too much water Yes Drinking too much water can lead to a condition known as water intoxication and to a related problem resulting from the dilution of sodium in the body hyponatremia Water intoxication is most commonly seen in infants less than six months of age and sometimes in athletes A baby can get water intoxication as a result of drinking several bottles of water a day or from drinking infant formula that has been diluted too much Athletes can also suffer from water intoxication Athletes sweat heavily losing both water and electrolytes Water intoxication and hyponatremia result when a dehydrated person drinks too much water without the accompanying electrolytes Week 4 DQ 1 Weighing yourself on the scale gives you only limited information about your health The statement Weighing yourself on the scale only gives you limited information about your health is extremely true Weight is just one of the several components that impact health and so it is not a complete indicator of a person s health In fact the weight of a person in isolation does not tell us anything about the health of a person It is important to evaluate the body mass index of a person in order to understand if his weight indicates that he is well balanced or overweight or obese or underweight or malnourished The height of a person is the basis on which his ideal weight is known and then it can be judged as to how healthy the person is and if he does have a well balanced diet as well as a healthy lifestyle or not In this way body mass index or the BMI can provide a better understanding about a person s health Yet this does not provide a complete picture about a person s health as it does not give any information about him being well nourished and containing all of the required or essential micronutrients These can be found and analyzed only through some of the medical tests and processes and this can help get a complete picture about a person s health How might you obtain more complete and accurate information To obtain more information you need to measure or get measure for what percent of your weight is body fat Weighing yourself on the scale gives you only limited information about your health because weight alone does not indicate if you are in good health or not You also have to compute for your Body Mass Index or BMI and check if it is right for your age group or not In evaluating the safety and efficacy of a new fitness plan you might record your weight and measurements before starting the fitness plan and checking it every end of the week for any changes or improvements Using the fitness and health lessons that I learned I am now ready for an active lifestyle That is regular exercise and choosing to eat more nutritious food and avoiding sodas Week 4 DQ 2 What are some guidelines for evaluating the safety and efficacy of a new fitness plan There are a few steps that a person should follow before thinking about a new fitness plan such as what are their goals What is the fitness plan Does it meet their needs Is it affordable Do they need a trainer Another thing is people shouldn t push their selves too hard The body changes and heals in 90 day cycles so people see what results they have obtained in that time frame thus assuming that they have been compliant Anything that raises a red ag to should make people pay attention to their bodies Now me personally I find it hard to have a fitness plan or exercise at all because of the pain in my side that I have mentioned in previous posts When I was younger and not in consistently in pain I used to walk everywhere and monitored my breathing because I read that was important
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