Flashcards on Health Value Measurement

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What is a common measure of body fat?

Body Mass Index (BMI) is a commonly used measure of body fat based on a person's height and weight.

What is the formula for calculating BMI?

BMI = weight(kg) / height(m)^2

What is a healthy range for BMI?

A BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered healthy.

What is the main cause of high blood pressure?

High blood pressure is primarily caused by unhealthy lifestyle factors, such as poor diet and lack of exercise.

What is a normal range for blood pressure?

A normal range for blood pressure is less than 120/80 mmHg.

What is cholesterol?

Cholesterol is a fatty substance found in your blood. It is required for the body to build healthy cells, but too much cholesterol can cause health problems.

What is a healthy range for total cholesterol?

A total cholesterol level of less than 200 mg/dL is considered healthy.

What is a healthy range for LDL (bad) cholesterol?

An LDL cholesterol level of less than 100 mg/dL is considered healthy.

What is a healthy range for HDL (good) cholesterol?

An HDL cholesterol level of 60 mg/dL or higher is considered good.

What is a common way to measure physical fitness?

The most common way to measure physical fitness is through cardiorespiratory endurance testing, such as the beep test or the VO2 max test.

What is VO2 max?

VO2 max is the maximum amount of oxygen your body can consume during exercise, and it is a measure of cardiorespiratory endurance.

What is a healthy range for VO2 max?

A healthy VO2 max for a sedentary individual is around 35-40 mL/kg/min, while a highly fit athlete may have a VO2 max over 70 mL/kg/min.

What is the purpose of skinfold thickness measurements?

Skinfold thickness measurements are used to estimate the amount of body fat a person has, by measuring the thickness of the fat under the skin at specific locations on the body.

What is a healthy range for body fat percentage?

A healthy body fat percentage varies depending on age and gender, but generally ranges from 10-20% for men and 20-30% for women.

What is a common way to measure muscle strength?

The most common way to measure muscle strength is through maximal strength testing, such as the one-rep max test.

What is one way to measure flexibility?

One way to measure flexibility is through the sit-and-reach test, which measures the flexibility of the hamstrings and lower back.

What is a common measure of body fat?

Body Mass Index (BMI) is a commonly used measure of body fat based on a person's height and weight.

What is the formula for calculating BMI?

BMI = weight(kg) / height(m)^2

What is a healthy range for BMI?

A BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered healthy.

What is the main cause of high blood pressure?

High blood pressure is primarily caused by unhealthy lifestyle factors, such as poor diet and lack of exercise.

What is a normal range for blood pressure?

A normal range for blood pressure is less than 120/80 mmHg.

What is cholesterol?

Cholesterol is a fatty substance found in your blood. It is required for the body to build healthy cells, but too much cholesterol can cause health problems.

What is a healthy range for total cholesterol?

A total cholesterol level of less than 200 mg/dL is considered healthy.

What is a healthy range for LDL (bad) cholesterol?

An LDL cholesterol level of less than 100 mg/dL is considered healthy.

What is a healthy range for HDL (good) cholesterol?

An HDL cholesterol level of 60 mg/dL or higher is considered good.

What is a common way to measure physical fitness?

The most common way to measure physical fitness is through cardiorespiratory endurance testing, such as the beep test or the VO2 max test.

What is VO2 max?

VO2 max is the maximum amount of oxygen your body can consume during exercise, and it is a measure of cardiorespiratory endurance.

What is a healthy range for VO2 max?

A healthy VO2 max for a sedentary individual is around 35-40 mL/kg/min, while a highly fit athlete may have a VO2 max over 70 mL/kg/min.

What is the purpose of skinfold thickness measurements?

Skinfold thickness measurements are used to estimate the amount of body fat a person has, by measuring the thickness of the fat under the skin at specific locations on the body.

What is a healthy range for body fat percentage?

A healthy body fat percentage varies depending on age and gender, but generally ranges from 10-20% for men and 20-30% for women.

What is a common way to measure muscle strength?

The most common way to measure muscle strength is through maximal strength testing, such as the one-rep max test.

What is one way to measure flexibility?

One way to measure flexibility is through the sit-and-reach test, which measures the flexibility of the hamstrings and lower back.

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