How Inactivity Affects Human Body Systems


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Muscle atrophy occurs when there's _____.

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1. What are the effects of osteoporosis?

2. What is a blood clot?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

An insufficient amount of exercise negatively affects your physique as well as your internal systems. Quiz questions ask about health conditions linked to inactivity and how a lack of exercise impacts systems in the human body.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These materials test your knowledge of:

  • Muscle atrophy
  • Osteoporosis
  • Blood clots
  • Type 2 diabetes

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've obtained about effects of physical inactivity on the gastrointestinal system
  • Interpreting information - ensure that you can read information about Type 2 diabetes and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - utilize your understanding to explain the cause of muscle atrophy

Additional Learning

The lesson called How Inactivity Affects Human Body Systems takes an in-depth look at this topic. Concepts covered in the lesson include:

  • Exercise recommendations from the American Heart Association
  • Components of the cardiovascular system
  • Functions of the nervous system
  • How the immune system benefits from exercise