The Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (PAR Q) is a screening tool to determine if a person should check with his or her doctor prior to completing an exercise program. To begin, take the PAR Q assessment. Complete an exercise activity, you are going to assess your cardiovascular endurance by completing the Measuring Cardiorespiratory Fitness Laboratory Assessment 3.1B: The 1 Mile Walk Test. Look at the results charts and determine your fitness level.
Results of 1 mile walk- Duration: 12minutes and 47 seconds, beginning heart rate 82, ending heart rate 134 (before cool down)-32 year old female.
Scoring: Here are the age-adjusted standards (listed in minutes and seconds) for men and women, which are based on information collected from the Cooper Institute, American Council on Exercise and other sources.
Ratings for Women, Based on Age
Age 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59
Excellent Good 13:12-14:06 13:42-14:36 14:12-15:06 14:42-15:36
Average 14:07-15:06 14:37-15:36 15:07-16:06 15:37-17:00
Fair 15:07-16:30 15:37-17:00 16:07-17:30 17:01-18:06
Poor >16:30 >17:00 >17:30 >18:06
Continue with your journal by addressing the following bulleted items:
- Discuss why it is important to complete a PAR Q readiness assessment prior to starting an exercise program.
- Explain the importance of assessing your beginning fitness level.
- Expound on your results. Provide details such as duration and beginning and ending heart rate.
- Analyze how your results compare to other individuals within your age range based on the aged adjusted standards chart above.
- Explain whether you were happy with these results. Why or why not?
- Whether you were happy with your results or not, identify two ways you could improve your results.
- Explain how the lifestyle factor of physical fitness affects overall health and wellness.
- Discuss how these results relate back to your physical wellness results from the attached personal assessment
- Express which other dimensions of wellness are affected by physical wellness and how.
For the journal assignment, write out each question and then answer it. Your journal should be a minimum of one page in length (not including the title page or reference page). As a minimum, include a reference in your response. Include an APA formatted title page and reference page.