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NMTA Phys Ed: Body Composition & Health - Chapter Summary
Brush up on facts about body composition and health as you explore this chapter. Its animated video lessons emphasize the importance of nutrition and diet for maintaining an ideal body weight. Prior to taking the NMTA Phys Ed examination, you can refresh your memory on some of the factors that contribute to obesity and review some tips for assessing nutritional status. The goal of this chapter is to help you with:
- Implementing techniques for determining body fat and enhancing body composition
- Understanding nutritional needs as well as the nutritional assessment process that helps stave off disease
- Describing the purpose of calorie counting
- Adhering to guidelines for healthy diet planning
- Outlining the habits and strategies that contribute to a healthy body weight and the making of health-conscious nutritional choices
- Understanding the advantages of a well-balanced diet
Within these online lessons, you'll find in-depth information on these and other topics as you strive to get ready for the NMTA Phys Ed examination. Designed to be short, flexible and fun as well as comprehensive, this chapter's animated videos and quizzes can be used as extra learning resources even if their subject matter is familiar. You can study only the necessary topics and access them instantly with the video tags.
1. Determining Body Fat Content: Reliable Options & Optimal Weight
Many measurements and tests exist to determine your approximate body fat percentage and whether or not your body composition is of healthy proportions. Some of the well-known techniques are going to be the topic of discussion in this lesson.
2. How to Improve Body Composition
In this lesson we will review ways to improve body composition. We will discuss the two major ways to change body composition which are strength training and cardiovascular training. We will also touch upon diet and safety practices.
3. Assessing Your Nutrition, Diet & Health: How to Avoid Disease
A nutritional assessment is used to determine the nutritional status of a person or group of people. Learn about the ABCDs of nutritional assessment: anthropometric assessment, biochemical assessment, clinical assessment and dietary assessment.
4. Determining Your Nutritional Needs
This lesson will teach you about important terms involved in determining your nutritional needs, as well as about a tool that can help you use the latest nutritional science to figure these things out.
5. Calories: Definition, Purpose & Total Count
A calorie is a unit of measurement used to express energy. There are three nutrients that provide the body with calories: carbohydrates, proteins and fats. Learn about these macronutrients and recommendations for total energy intake: EER and AMDRs.
6. Healthy Diet Planning Guidelines: Nutrients & Food Groups
The USDA and Health and Human Services developed dietary guidelines for Americans that outline diet and lifestyle recommendations. Learn how these guidelines, along with the USDA food guides, can be used to help you develop a healthy eating plan in this video lesson.
7. Making Healthy Nutritional Choices: Habits, Behaviors & Resources
This lesson will help you see how easy it is to track what you eat and change your diet for the better. It will also provide you with additional information on where a wealth of information on healthy nutrition can be found.
8. Maintaining a Healthy Weight: Strategies, Methods & Effectiveness
Three major but important strategies can help you maintain a healthy weight. Throughout this lesson, we'll take a look at exercise, diet, and (believe it or not) sleep as important strategies for achieving this goal.
9. Factors of Childhood Obesity & the Benefits of a Balanced Diet
Childhood obesity is a complex problem that is influenced by environmental, behavioral and genetic factors. These factors lead to increased calorie intake and decreased physical activity. Learn about these factors and the benefits of a balanced diet in this lesson.
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