Weight Management and Personal Fitness

Select one of the Discussion Questions.

By Day 4, post three factors that influence the perception of body image and explain the reasons why. Then explain two ways body image might impact personal health and wellness.


By Day 4, post your position on whether weight and body shape is more of a factor of genetics or behavior. Support your position with references from this week’s Learning Resources.



Application: Weight Management and Personal Fitness

Managing a healthy weight and maintaining a healthy fitness level takes effort and commitment. Personal fitness is the combination of eating healthfully, exercising, and adopting behaviors that lead to improved personal health and wellness. 

For this Application Assignment, consider your level of personal fitness and any real or perceived barriers that may prevent you from achieving your optimal fitness goals.

To prepare for this Application Assignment:

Review Chapter 11 in Health: The Basics, 10th Edition. Think about the necessity of personal fitness in disease prevention and overall health and wellness.

Complete the following Personal Health Assessments in Health: The basics, 10th edition

  • Chapter 9, “How Healthy Are Your Eating Habits?”
  • Chapter 10, “Are Your Efforts To Be Thin Sensible—Or Spinning Out Of Control?”
  •  Chapter 11, How Physically Fit Are You?”

Application Assignment (2–3 pages):  

  • Summarize any insights you gained as a result of taking this assessments.
  • Explain two benefits of physical fitness as a vital means of disease prevention and explain why they are beneficial.  
  • Describe two ways in which you might increase your personal fitness.
  • Describe two barriers that might inhibit your physical fitness and describe one strategy you might use to overcome one of those barriers.

Support your work with specific citations from this week’s Learning Resources and additional scholarly sources as appropriate. Refer to the Essential Guide to APA Style for Walden Students to ensure that your in-text citations and reference list are correct.

Submit your Application Assignment by Day 7



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