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HST1125 : Health Priorities and health behaviour – Nursing Assignment

Internal Code : MAS488

Nursing Assignment

Questions :

1.Have you ever been found to have high blood glucose (sugar) (for example, in a health examination, during an illness, during pregnancy)?

2.Do you currently smoke cigarettes or any other tobacco products on a daily basis?

3.Do you do muscle strengthening activities on at least 2 days each week.Yes   No

On average, would you say you do at least 2.5 hours of physical activity per week (for example, 30 minutes a day on 5 or more days a week)?

4.Calculate your BMI (Body mass index) by clicking on the link below:
http://livelighter.com.au/tools-and- resources/calculate-your- risk

Record your result and compare it to the following:
Underweight = <18.5 Normal weight = 18.5–24.9
Overweight = 25–29.9 Obesity = BMI of 30 or greater
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. For people who are considered obese (BMI greater than or equal to 30) or those who are overweight (BMI of 25 to 29.9) and have two or more risk factors, it is recommended that you lose weight. Even a small weight loss (between 5 and 10 percent of your current weight) will help lower your risk of developing diseases associated with obesity. People who are overweight, do not have a high waist measurement, and have fewer than two risk factors may need to prevent further weight gain rather than lose weight.

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