5 health questions

Answer each questions with at least 150 words.

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.

http://www.eatright.org/resource/food/vitamins-and-supplements/dietary-supplements/supplements-and-ergogenic-aids-for-athletes

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.

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?

www.emedicinehealth.com/fat_and_fats_quiz_iq/quiz.htm

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!

http://www.vrg.org/

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.

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?

www.runnersworld.com/

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?

http://www.nhibi.nih.gov/health/educational/lose_wt/