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By David Nieman

This entire textual content describes health evaluation and workout prescription innovations. workout trying out and prescription are offered inside of a health-related context, with useful purposes for activities foodstuff, weight administration, the getting older method, and prevention and administration of continual ailments equivalent to center illness, diabetes, melanoma, osteoporosis, and arthritis.

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1,2,5 The screening procedure should be simple, easy to perform, and not so intensive that it discourages participation. The screening questionnaires should be interpreted and documented by qualified staff to limit the number of unnecessary medical referrals and avoid barriers to participation. The health appraisal questionnaire is useful in classifying a potential exercise participant according to disease risk and in facilitating the exercise prescription process. In general, the background information obtained from the questionnaire improves the exercise leader’s ability to adjust the program to meet individual needs.

Has your doctor ever said that you have a heart condition and that you should only do physical activity recommended by a doctor? ■ ■ 2. Do you feel pain in your chest when you do physical activity? ■ ■ 3. In the past month, have you had chest pain when you were not doing physical activity? ■ ■ 4. Do you lose your balance because of dizziness or do you ever lose consciousness? ■ ■ 5. Do you have a bone or joint problem that could be made worse by a change in your physical activity? ■ ■ 6. Is your doctor currently prescribing drugs (for example, water pills) for your blood pressure or heart condition?

3. Norms. Represent the achievement level of a particular group to which the measured scores can be compared; norms provide a useful basis for interpretation and evaluation of test results. 4. Economy. Refers to ease of administration, the use of inexpensive equipment, the limitation of time needed to administer the test, and the simplicity of the test so that the person taking it can easily understand the purpose and results. So in other words, a good physical fitness test accurately measures what it is supposed to measure, can be consistently used by different people, produces results that can be compared to a data set, and is relatively inexpensive, simple, and easy to administer.

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