Cardiovascular Disease

Cardiovascular Disease

Research and discuss the causes of cardiovascular disease and its relationship to diet and exercise. Compare and analyze your own personal lifestyle choices (Portfolio Lab assignments) to determine your risk of the disease and form a conclusion as to what changes you can make to decrease your risk. Finally, share information with others in order to encourage healthy behaviors within the community. The following information will help you with the type of information that should be included. You are not limited to this, it will just give you a general idea of what I am looking for in the assignment.

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Part #1– Research and discuss the causes of cardiovascular disease.

(Use at least 2 credible sources for Part #1- be sure to cite source IN THE TEXT and as a bibliography at end)

  • What are the causes?
  • Why is it a health concern?
  • What is the incidence of the disease/how many are affected?
  • Is it preventable?
  • What is the cost of the disease to the US?

Part #2– What is the relationship between cardiovascular disease and diet and exercise? (Use at least 1 credible source for Part #2- be sure to cite source IN THE TEXT and as bibliography at the end.)

  • What types of foods contribute to our risk?
  • Does physical activity help in prevention?
  • How does inactivity increase our risk?

Part #3– Compare and analyze your own personal lifestyle choices that contribute to YOUR risk of cardiovascular disease. Cite the lab assignments that you refer to. Example: “According to my BMI lab assignment, I am at greater risk…” or, “After reviewing my Nutritional Analysis Lab assignment, I realize…”

What are the lifestyle choices you are making that increase your risk?

Look at data from this:

  1. BMI assignment
  2. How Healthy is Your Lifestyle Survey
  3. Fast Food nutrition
  4. Nutritional Analysis
  5. Food Color Chart assignment
  6. Sugar assignment

Be sure to cite the source of this information. (Example: “According to my Nutritional Analysis I do consume too much…”)

Part #4– Form a conclusion as to what changes you can make in your own personal lifestyle choices in order to decrease risk.

  • Specifically what can you do to decrease your risk NOW.
  • How will those changes benefit your future health

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