Weight Management Assignment

Age: 36
Height: 5 feet, 10 inches  (1 inch = 2.54 centimeters)
Weight: 236 pounds (1 kilogram = 2.2 pounds)
Waist Circumference: 44 inches
Activity: largely sedentary but walks about 20 minutes each day with his dog.
Resting heart rate: 76 beats per minute
Current Calorie consumption per day:  2800 Calories

Record your answers to the following questions in a Word document and submit the document using the link at the bottom of the page. Please show your work for the calculations, and use complete sentences for the short answer questions (1-2 sentences).

  1. What is Jack’s Body Mass Index? What classification does this BMI put him in? (2 points)
  2. Is Body Mass Index a good predictor of health risk for Jack? (3 points)
  3. 3. Use the Body Mass Index chart provided on the next page to evaluate Jack’s risk. Where does he fall? (low, increased, high, very high, extremely high?) (2 points)
  4. How many Calories should Jack be burning each day based on the Mifflin-St Jeor equation given in class. (use an activity factor of 1.3) (show math for partial credit) (4 points)
  5. Is Jack likely eating more or less Calories than he is using? What will be the consequence of this? (2 points)
  6. Jack decides to try to lose weight and increase physical fitness. How many Calories should Jack consume per day for weight loss and what rate of weight loss might you expect at this Calorie level? (7 points)
  7. Research shows Jack may begin to see some health related benefits after losing what percent of his weight? (3 points)
  8. Based on what you have learned about exercise and weight, what might you recommend to Jack regarding a physical activity regime? Be specific about a workout plan and the heart rate that Jack should try to achieve in each stage of his plan. Calculate his heart rate reserve as a starting point in determining the recommended heart rate for his workouts. (10 points)
  9. Identify at least 15 lifestyle changes that Jack could make to increase his movement throughout the day. Use your own environment as a trigger…..what could one do to “make life harder”. (15 points)
  10. Should Jack see a doctor before beginning an exercise regime? (2 points)

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