Essays Tagged: "Body composition"

A Report outlining the Biological Bases of Training and Exercise in Athletics (1500m).

ficity2.4 Components of fitness2.4.1 The four health component2.4.1.1 Cardiovascular Fitness2.4.1.2 Body Composition2.4.1.3 Flexibility2.4.1.4 Muscular Strength and Endurance2.4.2 The four sport/ skil ... to overcome this problem.2.1 The 3-energy systems- (see appendix A)When a person needs energy, the body breaks down carbohydrates into glucose, a high-energy sugar. This is further reduced to Adenosi ...

(10 pages) 129 0 4.4 Feb/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

The Importance of Children in Sports.

own that every human being needs some kind of physical activity in order to maintain both a healthy body composition and healthy systems of the body, such as the circulatory and respiratory systems. I ... ulatory and respiratory systems. It is the responsibility of every individual to take care of their body and to recognize that physical fitness is crucial in everyone's life. Many people today, includ ...

(5 pages) 101 1 3.6 May/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

Leptin and its role in Food Intake Regulation. (Scientific Research Paper)

IntroductionFood intake is an important determinant of both the rate of growth of animals and their body composition. Various hormones, gastric distension, and other factors affect the central nervous ... esearch in food intake regulation is leptin. Plasma levels of leptin rise and fall in parallel with body fat content - as body fat mass increases, so does the concentration of leptin in blood. Injecti ...

(8 pages) 58 0 4.3 Jan/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Components of Health

Components of Health Related FitnessWhat is body composition (BC)?Body composition is simply the percentage of how much fat and muscle makes up ... to increase flexibility. There are many types of stretching that all have different effects on the body.Passive StretchingA technique where you are relaxed and do not contribute to the range of motio ... hes to the farthest point and holds it.Ballistic Stretching - bouncing, badThe momentum of a moving body or limb is used to try and force beyond the normal range of motion. This uses stretched muscles ...

(2 pages) 27 0 0.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics

Childhood obesity overview

Obesity is defined as an unnecessary buildup of body fat. "Obesity is present when total body weight is more than 25 percent fat in boys and more th ... s of corpulence (Dietz, 676-686; Lohman, 1987). Skin fold thickness is a technique used to evaluate body composition by measuring a double thickness of skin at particular body location. When the trice ... isease Control and Prevention, showed that sixteen percent of high school students were overweight (Body Mass Index (BMI) greater than the 85th percentile and below the 95th percentile) and nearly 10 ...

(7 pages) 357 1 5.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

The Economics of Health and Fitness

The human body is a very complex machine. Because it is so complex, taking care of it should be a number one p ... evels of HDL, which is known as the "good" cholesterol, lower high blood pressure, and help improve body composition by burning fat. Exercising also promotes healthy blood sugar levels, promotes stron ... is sufficiently inactive. This classifies them to be "sedentary". This is not a good thing for your body, at all. Being sedentary increases the risk of a heart attack or stroke, the same amount as if ...

(5 pages) 92 0 5.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Health & Fitness

Fitness Plan

flexibility increased and with that I was able to avoid many injuries in my aerobic activities. My body composition went down to the range I set at the beginning of the year despite the holidays. ...

(1 pages) 21 0 5.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

The Haunted House

(1 pages) 376 0 0.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Regression Analysis Essay

and weight for humans. The data set originates from a study that examines a new method of measuring body composition.The body fat percentage, age and gender are given for 18 adults aged between 23 and ... ions involving two variables. Those would be the age of the subject in years, and the percentage of body fat on the subject (Gibbons, Mazess and Peppler, 1984). Data set:Age Percent Fat ...

(9 pages) 98 0 5.0 Dec/2008

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Physical Fitness

specific aspects of sports or occupations). General fitness consists of agility, jumping, balance, body composition, reflexes, cardiovascular endurance, coordination, flexibility, and joint range of ... nt strokes, heart disease, release stress, andrelieve tension in our lives. When you exercise, your body must work harder than when you are relaxing. The mechanisms by which your nervous system speeds ...

(2 pages) 25 0 0.0 May/2009

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Health & Fitness

INNOVATIVE WAYS TO REDUCE OBESITY OF COLLEGE STUDENTS IN AMERICA

t, caloric feedback as describedpreviously" (Walker, 2009)The collective intervention group had low body mass index (BMI) at post-testing than the internet, feedback, and control groups. The mean BMI ... ness course. Freshmen students, who are entering in Fall 2006, are required to get tested for their body mass index (B.M.I.) and a measure of weight to height, too. Students, who have B.M.I. higher th ...

(5 pages) 2 0 0.0 Nov/2014

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Health & Fitness