Sport Lifestyle Evaluation Research Paper by LatinoHeat88

Sport Lifestyle Evaluation
Describes in detail the author's seven week project to evaluate the impact of his lifestyle on his sports ability and health.
# 109879 | 2,995 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2007 | CA
Published on Dec 10, 2008 in Medical and Health (Nutrition and Exercise) , Sport (General) , Nutrition (General)

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This paper explains that gaining the competitive advantage over the next person in sport is a matter of balancing out several things in one's life. The author relates that he recorded his eating habits, sleep, exercise, weight, hours of academic work and of hockey training and mood for a period of seven weeks to see if living an active and healthy lifestyle really does have an impact on your life, both physically and mentally. The paper reports the importance of moderating harmful lifestyle practices and that keeping this log resulted in some more positive lifestyle changes.

From the Paper:

"My pulse rate began to go down ever so slightly each week during my exercises and work outs. For example midway through my study in the middle of week three my pulse rate went down to 132. I think this is partly because of me getting physical exercise more and more with each preceding day during the study. On the last week of my study I had a low pulse rate of 106. For me, this was quite significant as it meant that my pulse had gone down by 41. I think my pulse rate went down this much in just seven weeks because I began to take more walks and runs which as we know helps to reduce stress and clear the head."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Dencker, Magnus, Thorsson, Ola, Karlsson, Magnus K, Linden, Christian, Svensson, Jesper, Wollmer, Per, Andersen, Lars Bo, Daily physical activity and its Daily physical activity and its relation to aerobic fitness in children aged 8-11 years. European Journal of Applied Physiology; Mar2006, Vol. 96 Issue 5, p587-592, 6p, 2 charts, 2 graphs.
  • Hallal, Pedro, Victora, Cesar G, Azevedo, Mario R, Wells, Jonathan, Adolescent Physical Activity and Health. Sports Medicine; 2006, Vol. 36 Issue 12, p1019-1030, 12p.
  • Ornish, Dean. Smarter Choices, Newsweek; 7/3/2006, Vol. 148 Issue 1/2, p94-94, 1/3p, 1c.
  • Sarafino, Edward. Health Psychology: Biopsychosocial Interactions 5th edition. John Willey & Sons, Inc, 2006.

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