HCS 334 Week 5 Final Project / Personal Fitness and Wellness for Optimal Living
The Benefits of Being Fit — Community Presentation
Since you have a health and wellness background, your supervisor asks you to give a presentation at the local library for a small group of community members. Select one of the following audiences to use for this project: elderly, youth, diabetics, obese, or individuals with cardiovascular disease. The members of your group do not exercise currently, and they are hesitant to do so. Therefore, your presentation on the benefits of personal fitness must be convincing. For your presentation, you must:
Explain what physical activity entails and examine its relationship to fitness and wellness.
Describe your chosen group.
How many Americans are inactive, and what are the health consequences of physical inactivity?
Utilize and cite relevant statistics to support your claims and findings.
Describe the benefits of a regular exercise routine.
Appraise the relationship and benefits of cardiorespiratory endurance training, muscular strength and endurancetraining, flexibility, and body composition. Explain the factors affecting these components.
Develop at least three specific exercise recommendations that could be incorporated into your selected group’s
daily routine, and include how your recommendations address each of the components (from number 4 above) ofhealth-related fitness, so that the overall state of fitness for your group may be improved.
Provide at least three tips on exercising safely,environmental conditions, fluid intake (before/during/after physical activity), etc.
Examine exercise behavior and physical activity habits as well as the common barriers and/or challenges to
fitness. Offer sound tips on how these challenges and barriers can be overcome.
Visit three local facilities that offer fitness programs tailored to your chosen group.
• Briefly describe each facility (e.g., amenities, equipment, access, membership, location, programs/services offered, program days and times, and the cost).
Free offerings may be available through local parks, churches, hospitals, non-profit organizations,schools, universities, or libraries.
9. Organize this information in a way that is easy for your audience to review. For example, create some kind ofvisual aid, handout, or a chart similar to the one below:
The Final Project must be a PowerPoint presentation that consists of a minimum of 16 slides, not including the title and reference slides. Include detailed speaker notes within the notes section right below each slide. Include a minimum of five scholarly sources, in addition to your course text. All sources must be cited according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
At a minimum, each of the requirements listed above must be presented. You may include additional information that would be applicable to your selected group.
Your PowerPoint presentation should be interesting and engaging. It should have a visually appealing and easy-to-follow layout that includes the use of images, graphs, tables, fonts, and colors that enhance the content and make it easy for your audience to relate to. Lastly, have fun with this project!
Creating the Final Project
The Final Project:
Must be a minimum of 16 PowerPoint slides (excluding the title and reference slides).
Important information for writing discussion questions and participation
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Plagiarism is highly prohibited. Please ensure you are citing your sources correctly using APA 7th edition. All assignments including discussion posts should be formatted in APA with the appropriate spacing, font, margin, and indents. Any papers not well formatted would be returned back to you, hence, I advise you review APA formatting style. I have attached a sample paper in APA format and will also post sample discussion responses in subsequent announcements.
Your initial discussion post should be a minimum of 200 words and response posts should be a minimum of 150 words. Be advised that I grade based on quality and not necessarily the number of words you post. A minimum of TWO references should be used for your initial post. For your response post, you do not need references as personal experiences would count as response posts. If you however cite anything from the literature for your response post, it is required that you cite your reference. You should include a minimum of THREE references for papers in this course. Please note that references should be no more than 5 years old except recommended as a resource for the class. Furthermore, for each discussion board question, you need ONE initial substantive response and TWO substantive responses to either your classmates or your instructor for a total of THREE responses. There are TWO discussion questions each week, hence, you need a total minimum of SIX discussion posts for each week. I usually post a discussion question each week. You could also respond to these as it would count towards your required SIX discussion posts for the week.
I understand this is a lot of information to cover in 5 weeks, however, the Bible says in Philippians 4:13 that we can do all things through Christ that strengthens us. Even in times like this, we are encouraged by God’s word that we have that ability in us to succeed with His strength. I pray that each and every one of you receives strength for this course and life generally as we navigate through this pandemic that is shaking our world today. Relax and enjoy the course!
Please read through the following information on writing a Discussion question response and participation posts.
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Important information on Writing a Discussion Question
- Your response needs to be a minimum of 150 words (not including your list of references)
- There needs to be at least TWO references with ONE being a peer reviewed professional journal article.
- Include in-text citations in your response
- Do not include quotes—instead summarize and paraphrase the information
- Follow APA-7th edition
- Points will be deducted if the above is not followed
Participation –replies to your classmates or instructor
- A minimum of 6 responses per week, on at least 3 days of the week.
- Each response needs at least ONE reference with citations—best if it is a peer reviewed journal article
- Each response needs to be at least 75 words in length (does not include your list of references)
- Responses need to be substantive by bringing information to the discussion or further enhance the discussion. Responses of “I agree” or “great post” does not count for the word count.
- Follow APA 7th edition
- Points will be deducted if the above is not followed
- Remember to use and follow APA-7th edition for all weekly assignments, discussion questions, and participation points.
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