The Role of Exercise and Physical
Part 1: Tracking physical activity and nutritional intake are important parts of health and wellness. As an Internet search will reveal, there are a lot of different tools available for tracking your food intake and activity level. Here are a few examples:
Use one of the tools listed above (or another tool that you're already familiar with) and, for a 3-day period, track:
- the food and beverages you consumed
- the physical activities in which you engaged
Use the information that you gathered above and complete the two (2) worksheets below:
Part 2: What role does exercise play in your personal health and wellness?
- If you do not exercise:
- state 5 reasons you do not
- state 5 reasons you should
- If you do exercise:
Part 3: Go to a fast food restaurant website that provides nutritional information (many have the information available on their Websites but it may require a bit of looking). You will need to find a restaurant that provides information about the following:
- Total calories
- Fat calories
- Carbohydrate calories
Pick a fast food meal that is of interest to you. The meal needs to include at least 3 items. For an example, a meal is usually considered a sandwich or salad, starch (often French fries) and a drink.
Write a 1 page summary (in APA format) about the main food served at the restaurant and include a paragraph on choosing a nutritious meal there. In your report, for the meal you chose including all 3 items, you will need to include:
- Total calories for the meal (add the calories for all 3 items)
- Total fat calories (add all fat calories for all three items)
- Percentage of fat calories (for example, if the meal is a total of 2400 calories and the fat calorie total is 800 the percentage of fat calories is 33%)
- Total carbohydrate calories (add all three items carb calories)
- Total sodium (in mgs) and total cholesterol (in mgs) for the meal
Please provide a copy of the menu on which your report is based. Some Websites provide a PDF version of their nutritional information which you can download and submit along with your report. Other options include taking a screenshot or using a camera/phone to take a picture of the screen. Whichever method you choose, just be sure that the nutritional information can be clearly read.
The total assignment should be at least 3 pages (1 page per part).
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