Diet Analysis

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My client is a 21 year old female who is 65 inches tall or 5 feet 5 inches. She weighed in at 68.0386 kilograms or 150 pounds. Based on a height to weight table regarding body mass index or BMI, she is placed in the “healthy” category but also boarder line “overweight”. If she were to lose up to 25 pounds of weight she would still be considered healthy. According to the skinfold equation from the 3-Site Jackson and Pollock method and using a caliper, the results concluded that the client had a BMI of 29.5%. The three sites included the triceps, abdomen and thighs when measuring for women. On the other hand, when entering in diet and exercise into a program on the computer, the results estimated that the client would have a BMI of 23.09%. There are obvious errors in the two methods that were used to conduct BMI. When comparing the BMI data with a general body-fat percentage categories, the client was in the ranges of “average” or “overweight” depending on which BMI results were used. VO2 max testing consisted of a 3-Minute Step Test measuring aerobic or cardiovascular fitness level. The client’s heart rate was 99 BPM, beats per minute, which based on age, can be classified as “above average”. Next, flexibility was tested with a sit and reach evaluation with a result of 30 inches. Muscular endurance was tested by using the maximum number of pushups. The client reached 10 pushups before exhaustion and based on age and gender, fit into the “needs improve” or “poor” category. The hand grip strength was used to measure muscular strength. After the first trial, the client performed at 31 KGF and then the second trial with 32 KGF, also falling in the “average” category. Overall, the client performed on either and need to improve or an av... ... middle of paper ... ... organs, and bones as well as fat mass. Also, the diet analysis only came from three days of diet and exercise. This can definitely skew the data that was collected when making conclusions. The client could have easily lied about the information regarding what they ate, how much they ate, and even the amount of exercise they actually accomplished during those three days. Two of the days were recorded on weekends which could have been days when the client choose to treat herself to dessert or not exercising that day. The data could have been affected by the specific week that the client was experiencing regarding the stress level and workload of a job and classes. When people are more stressed out, they seem to not keep an eye on what they are eating and also seem to exercise less. This leads to the point of how important it is to exercise when you are stressed out.

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