What’s Your Heart Attack Risk?

Wellness: Chapter 2-1 Pg. 71

The purpose of this assessment was to determine my chances for a heart attack in the next 10 years.

Directions: There were a series of 12 questions. Each question had a numerical value next to it in which you had to add (or subtract) and then compare the total to the table provided in the back of the chapter.

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Reflection: This assessment can be considered a good theory. This theory allows you to determine where your heart health stands through the next 10 years. Though many of these questions did not apply to me personally, however this theory can be good for determining where your heart health stands. This theory is good to know, and can help you become aware your chance for heart disease. Receiving heart check-ups are vital if you tested for a heart disease in the next year.

 

Do You Have a Drinking Problem?

Wellness: Chapter 11 Pg.391

The purpose of this assessment is to determine whether or not you have a drinking problem.

Directions: There were a series of 12 questions. For each question you had to check whether or not that questioned applied to you. If you checked four or more then you should reach out to a specialist.

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Reflection: This assessment allows you to determine whether or not you have a drinking problem. From conducting this assessment I have found that I do not have a drinking problem. However, this assessment is good for someone who is going through a struggle with drinking. Also, for someone who does not realize how much they are actually drinking.

 

Trunk Extension

Wellness: Chapter 5 Pg.169

The purpose of this assessment is to determine the length and flexibility of your sling muscles.

Directions: Start by laying down on your back, and bending both knees. Then pull your right leg in tightly while holding your knee with both hands. While holding your knee with both hands, then try to straighten your leg as far as possible.

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Reflection: This assessment interested me because I have a herniated disc in the lower region of my back, which limits my flexibility. This assessment is good for determining whether or not you can be considered as being flexible. Being flexible can help prevent injuries from occurring. My results for this test were fair for my left leg, and average for my right leg. Before my injury, my results more than likely would have been considered excellent for this assessment.

 

Life Stressors

Wellness: Chapter 9 Pg.327

The purpose of this assessment is to determine the impact of various changes in your life recently.

Directions: Circle the “Stress Points” that are listed that you have experienced during the last year.

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Reflection: This assessment allowed me to identify what might possible cause me to be stressed. There were many good topics listed, however the life stressors in my life happen to be more than what was listed. My score was a 196, which states that I do not have a whole lot of stress in my life. As a college student though, many would agree that stress is a everyday thing.

 

Stress Style: Mind, Body, Mixed?

Wellness: Chapter 9 Pg. 331

The purpose of this assessment is to identify how you feel when you are put in a stressful situation.

Directions: The first step for this assessment is to imagine yourself in a stressful situation. When you are anxious, what sensations do you experience? Mark all that apply to you.

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Reflection: This assessment can be described as beneficial. The assessment allows you to realize what the effects are for you personally when you become stress. The assessment also provides a space where it labels ways to relax in those stressful situations dealing with your mind, and body. My results were even for both mind and body, which with my results it recommended that I try physical activities like competitive sports.

 

Shoulder Flexion Test 

Wellness: Chapter 5 Pg. 167

The purpose of this assessment is to measure the deltoids and shoulder girdle flexion.

Directions: To perform this assessment you will need a measuring scale and a straightedge. Lay flat on the floor in a prone position with arms extended. Make sure chin is flat on the floor. Then grab the straightedge and with both hands lift it as high as you can. Then using the measuring scale measure from the floor to the height the straightedge. Repeat this assessment three times, and chose the best score.

Reflection: This assessment is a great way to test your shoulder flexibility. The questions being asked in this assessment can be described as how flexible do you think you really are. The Shoulder Flexion Test is a basic test that allows you to understand your range of motion in your shoulders. The standard measurement of this test ranges from 12-26 for men, and 13-27 for women. The higher the number results in your shoulder to be more flexible. Three trails are conducted for you to record your own measurements. For my own results, each trail remained the same at a constant 28 inches. This would be classified as excellent. The Standard Flexion Test is a great way to test your shoulder flexion, and is highly recommended.

 

Are You at Risk for Diabetes?

Wellness: Chapter 13 Pg. 451

The purpose of this assessment is you determine wether or not you are at risk for diabetes.

Directions: Ten questions are set up to determine whether or not you have a chance for diabetes. Check yes or no for each question.

Reflection: If you are someone who is concerned about possible getting diabetes then this is the assessment for you. This assessment ask a series of ten questions to determine wether or not your are at risk for diabetes. Note that this assessment does not mean you have diabetes for certain. However, if you check yes for more than five of these questions than it is in your best interest to go talk to your doctor. These questions consist of do you tire quickly, urinate frequently, eat excessively, woulds heal slowly were some of the questions that were asked. My results for these questions were all no, however it is important that even if your answers were no for more than five questions you still should monitor your chances for diabetes.

 

Are You at Risk for a Sexually Transmitted Disease?

Wellness: Chapter 12 Pg. 419

The purpose of this assessment is to determine whether or not you are at risk for a sexually transmitted disease.

Directions: Read all of the sexual behaviors listed. If you take place in any of these activities listed, then assess whether or not you have a personal risk for getting sexually transmitted diseases. Check the lines that apply to you.

Reflection: For someone who is concerned about whether or not they have a sexually transmitted disease then this is the assessment for them. The assessment ask six general questions about your sex life. From these questions you can assess whether or not you are at risk for these diseases. If you do happen to check question three, four, five, or six then it is highly recommended that you read the precautions that are listed. Three through six happen to put you at a higher risk for an STD. One and two can be labeled no risk or low risk. Activity one is listed as no sex, which puts you at no risk for getting an STD. Activity two is listed as a low risk if you stay with just that one person. If you are someone who is sexually active than this is a great assessment for you because the assessment provides precautions that you should look out for.

 

Calculating Target Heart Rate

Wellness: Chapter 3 Pg. 107

The purpose of this assessment is to determine your target heart rate.

Directions: Use the Karvonen formula to assess what your target heart rate for exercise is. Fill in the chart provided.

Reflection: Calculating your target heart rate is not as hard as is may seem. Use the Karvonen Method to determine what your target heart rate is. The Karvonen Method is: Target Heart Rate (THR)= (Heart Rate Max – Resting Heart Rate) x (Training Intensity + Resting Heart Rate). For my own results my target heart rate was 162.12 beats per minute. By calculating your target heart rate it will allow you to have an understanding of how hard you can push your body in a workout, which if you are an athlete then this is good to know. For an athlete this can allow you to progress throughout your workout. This is still important to know if you are someone who exercises regularly.

Trunk Extension 

Wellness: Chapter 5 Pg. 171

The purpose of this assessment is to measure your flexibility of your abdominal and hip flexor muscles.

Directions:  Start by laying down on your stomach, and face down on the floor. Have someone hold your legs down. Then hold your hands behind your lower back, breath in, then lift your top half of your body from the floor as high as possible, and hold. Then have someone measure the distance between your chin and the floor. Complete three trails, and record your best score.

Reflection: This assessment can help you determine whether or not you have poor or great trunk extension. The Trunk Extension assessment allows you to assess your trunk flexibility by measuring how high you can extend your upper body from the floor while your hands are behind your back, and your body lying on the floor. When measuring this assessment you must measure your results in inches. The standards for this assessment range from poor to excellent flexibility. For men poor to excellent ranges from 16 to 22 inches, while for women it ranges from 17 to 24 inches. This assessment is a great way to assess your overall trunk extension.

 

 

 

 

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