Lifelong WellnessLW 220W
Prerequisite: READING LEVEL 2 Promotes student understanding and experience of the direct correlation between positive lifestyle habits and well being through a series of classroom lectures that cover a variety of wellness topics and disease prevention. Credit may be earned in only one of the following: LW 220, LW 220H, or LW 206A. (15-0)
Outcomes and Objectives
Demonstrate the ability to access, analyze, and use information learned in Lifelong Wellness.
- Identify the appropriate mode, frequency, intensity, and duration for enhancing all five health-related components of fitness.
- Calculate estimated maximum heart rates, heart rate reserve, target heart rates, and estimated maximum oxygen consumption.
- Evaluate current diet and recommend changes to improve overall health and nutrition.
- Calculate energy in foods and complete diets.
- Calculate energy needs for positive, negative, and energy balance.
- Access information using a variety of technology and library resources.
Respond appropriately and effectively through speaking and listening skills.
- Identify and present specific muscles and their locations. List strengthening exercises as well as flexibility exercises for each muscle.
- Respond appropriately to feedback and questions.
Process information through interpretation, questioning, reasoning, and evaluation.
- Differentiate between injuries caused by overuse and those caused by accidents.
- Identify the people who can safely begin an exercise program and those who should consult their doctor and be tested first.
- Identify the specific factors and conditions that may increase a person's risk of injury during exercise.
- Outline the unique contributions of exercise in a fat reduction program.
Practice values and civic principles related to wellness, and understand and apply the principles of diversity in health and wellness.
- Identify the populations at the highest risk for bacterially and virally caused STD's.
- Identify and explain population prevalence for cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes, and osteoporosis.
- Compare and contrast various chronic diseases in the U.S., and in other countries and states.
Successfully read, analyze, and organize information by articulating in writing effective responses that promote learning.
- Identify, summarize, and derive meaning from a reading.
- Organize, interpret, and draw conclusions from a reading.
- Write effective introductions and conclusions.
- Identify risk factors for cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, and osteoporosis.
- Define cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, and osteoporosis.
- Describe the prevalence of cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, and osteoporosis.
- Define and describe process addiction.
- Define and explain the concept of addiction.
- Explain the physiological and behavioral effects of alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, marijuana, cocaine, and methamphetamine.
- Define health and wellness and explain how they differ.
- Identify, define, reflect upon the six dimensions of wellness.
- Discuss the importance of warm-up and cool-down.
- Outline benefits of training for muscular fitness.
- Define the functions of nutrients in our foods.
- Describe the Food Guide Pyramid plan for a balanced diet.
- Define and distinguish between self-concept, self-esteem, self-efficacy, and locus of control, indicating the importance of each individual psychosocial health.
- Discuss the basic physiological changes caused by the stress response.
- Describe eustress and its impact on health and well-being.
- Identify and explain the role of selected stress buffers in reducing risk for stress and/or controlling potential harmful effects of chronic stress.