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Chapters 6, 7, 8, 9
Terms in this set (12)
Characteristics of the active life:
Healthy food choices, weight control, abstinence from tobacco and drugs, moderate use of alcohol, attention to safety, and disease prevention.
Humans developed as...
Hunters and gatherers.
sedentary which has led to health and society problems
What percentage of Americans achieves the minimum daily P.A. required to maintain health?
What percentage of Americans engages in activity to improve fitness and achieve additional health benefits?
Effects of a sedentary/obese lifestyle:
Heart disease, diabedes, some cancers, depression, poor cognitive
What even in history contributed greatly to our sedentary lifestyle?
The Industrial Revolution
Reasons we are obese:
Much less active, greater access to food, food supply may be less healthy
What percentage of deaths is due to sedentary lifestyles or poor diets? (**exceeding the number of car accidents, unprotected sex, and drug overdose)
What percentage of people who lost 25 pounds or more will gain their weight back within a year?
Brain function, alleviates stress in numerous ways, decreases depression
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