Healthcare Questions: Answers each question in minimum of 150 words
Question 1: All sorts of dietary supplements claim to make you faster, stronger, more energized and slimmer. Athletes train hard to reach their peak performance, so products that offer an edge can be enticing. But buyer beware. Effectiveness and safety do not have to be confirmed before supplements hit store shelves.
Directions: Review info on the web page for claims and evidence on the various supplements. Then under “Trusted Resources”, click on “Office of Dietary Supplements” to reach the Dietary Supplement Fact Sheets. Click on the title “Dietary Supplement Fact Sheets” to reveal an alphabetic listing of popular supplements. Choose 5 supplements and give a brief summary of what you learned about each. Once you are on the page of the specific fact sheet you will need to click on the supplement name again, or other resources listed, to get the information.
Question 2: eMedicineHealth.com (owned by WebMD) is a consumer health information site that contains health and medicine articles and quizzes. In this activity, you will take a quiz to learn about body fat.
Go to the Fat and Fats Quiz: Test Your Diet IQ Take the quiz. Answer the following questions:
What was your score?
Were any of the correct answers to the quiz questions surprising to you? If so, state the most surprising fact you learned from taking the quiz.
How has the quiz influenced your knowledge of body fat and fats in the diet?
Question 3: Vegetarianism
Become familiar with the different categories of vegetarian dietary patterns. Go to the web site of the Vegetarian Resource Group. Take some time to explore this website. It is a great resource for information on the types of vegetarianism, strategies to implement a vegetarian diet, many recipes and more!
Suggest some ways to incorporate vegetarian choices into your eating style. Would you actually implement any vegetarian strategies into your current meal plan / style of eating? List several things that you learned through exploring this website.
Question 4: Although it seems as if each sport has its own set of nutrient recommendations, there are nutritional strategies that apply regardless of the sport or the individual pathway chosen to achieve fitness.
Go to the Runner’s World site.
Scroll down to “Nutrition” – about 1/2 way down the page. Click on the word “Nutrition”. Choose/read three different articles. Then answer the following questions: What topics and articles did you choose? Why were those topics of interest to you and how will the information in the articles help you to achieve a better level of nutrition/weight loss/personal fitness?
Question 5: Reaching and maintaining a healthy weight is important for overall health and can help you prevent and control many diseases and conditions. If you are overweight or obese, you are at higher risk of developing serious health problems, including heart disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, gallstones, breathing problems, and certain cancers. That is why maintaining a healthy weight is so important: It helps you lower your risk for developing these problems, helps you feel good about yourself, and gives you more energy to enjoy life. Review the NIH website on the Aim for a Healthy Weight Campaign. Navigate through all of the related topics on the left side of the homepage. Calculate your BMI from the calculator on the Assessing your Weight and Health Risks page. Also navigate through the “We Can!” program page.
How is the information on this website useful to you as an individual, as a parent, (if you are one or plan on being one someday!!) and future health care professional?