FNN 11 Assignment #2
In order to accommodate my current nutrition status, three days of my dietary intake was recorded and analyzed during the last assignment. In this assignment I reflected some feedback in implementing a nutrition behavior change initiative from the last assignment.
It is proven in studies that the most dramatic declines in physical activity occurs between adolescences and young adulthood especially when students are pursuing higher education compared to high school (Bray, 2007). The nutrition behaviour that I planned to change was to increase the amount of daily physical activity. The reason is that in high school, I used to be very active by being on the cross country and rugby team throughout my high school years. Also I regularly ran every day for an hour throughout the university life but mid-way as workload started to pile up, I started to procrastinate in my physical activity and slowly stopped going to the gym. As a result, I gained more weight and my physical capability has been decreased, for example being fatigue easily for the same amount of workload. I wanted to do this change because I know that physical activity have many benefits. It is shown in Canadian statistics that over half (55%) of Canadians are inactive. (Bray, 2007) Health behaviours in childhood, adolescence, and young adulthood can determine quality of life in one’s later years (Bray, 2007).
The article “Major Public Health Benefits of Physical Activity” states that physical activity prevents chronic diseases, hypertension, diabetes, cancer and obesity. Also, it improves the control of joints, more energy throughout the day, better mood and much more. (Macera, Hootman & Sniezek, 2003). Therefore I planned to go to the gym 3 times a week and do 1-hour run and for the other days I planned to lightly exercise such as swimming, walking close distances without bussing. Rather on Tuesday, my goal was to “rest” because I knew that my Tuesday schedule was too...
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