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Consider the following questions concerning sedentary and physically active persons. Answer each question in 75 to 125 words each in the space provided.
Questions for both lifestyles
Physically active person
What are this person’s nutrition needs?
The daily calorie requirement for people with sedentary lives depends on their body frame, weight, gender, and height. Sedentary women should consume between 2,000- 1,800 calories daily. Men usually burn more calories, and so the daily allowed calories for men is usually between 2,400 and 2,200 calories. Just like any other healthy diet, Sedentary people's nutritional needs should not include too much fat or carbohydrates. This rule especially pertains to this peticular inactive lifestyle because there is not much probability of these calories being burned off and being used for energy.
Most nutritional needs of physically active individuals can be achieved by increased consumption of energy from a variety of foods. Active people should ensure that they meet the Dietary Reference Intakes to achieve maximal health benefits. Regularly physically active people should have a somewhat higher daily caloric intake, which should include extra protein, extra complex carbs, and extra water are all an absolute necessity.
What are the possible health and physical risks for this person’s lifestyle?
Too much inactivity can leave you prone to such deadly ailments as heart disease and obesity. Research has found that inactivity can also damage your mind, sleep cycle, and organs. It could even shorten your life: Spending 6 or more hours per day sitting, increases risks by 40 percent of dying from any cause, regardless of their fitness level, versus those who sit for fewer than three hours. When spending hours sitting in a chair, gravity and a lack of circulation can cause fluid buildup in your lower legs. Your brain's memory center deteriorates...