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    a. How do you define good nutrition?

    b. What does it mean to eat a balanced diet?

    c. What are three of the main dangers associated with dieting?

    d. What are the top five things to consider when creating a safe and effective exercise program?

    e. What are five options for exercise other than belonging to a gym?

    f. What is the best way to lose weight? Offer at least one source to support your answer.

    g. List five myths associated with diet and exercise and explain why each myth is not true.

    h. How does the role of food choice and eating relate to the Six Dimensions of Wellness?

    i. How does the role of activity and fitness relate to the Six Dimensions of Wellness?

    j. What are the top five components of a sound fitness program, and what role does each component play in individual fitness?

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    Defining health terms
    a. How do you define good nutrition?

    Along with regular exercise, being committed to keeping a healthy diet is one of the most important things you can do to contribute positively to your overall health. Reducing fat in your diet, for example, can lower your risk for certain cancers and certain heart diseases.
    An article in the April 26, 2000, issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association (Kant et al) reports on the relationship between maintaining a healthy diet and lowering the risk of premature death.

    b. What does it mean to eat a balanced diet?
    Eating With Your Health in Mind:
    The most important elements of healthful eating/balanced diet are:
    - To eat a daily diet that helps you either lose weight or keep your weight in the range that is considered "healthy" or "ideal" for your height and sex
    - To choose a diet that is low in saturated fat and cholesterol, and moderate in total fat intake
    - To eat foods high in fiber
    - To reduce the number of calories in your diet that come from processed sugars
    - To choose and prepare foods with less salt
    - To drink the daily recommended amount of water: 8 to 10 cups (64 to 80 ounces) of water a day
    - If you drink alcoholic beverages, drink them in moderation (no more than one drink per day for women and no more than two drinks per day for men)
    Adding More Fiber to Your Diet:
    - Eat whole-grain cereals and breads
    - Eat vegetables uncooked; if you cook them, steam only until they are just tender
    - Avoid peeling fruits and vegetables; when appropriate leave the skins on - the skins are high in fiber
    - Add beans to soups and salads
    - Snack on fresh fruits and vegetables or dried fruits (such as raisins or figs)
    Reducing Fat in Your Diet:
    Less than 30 percent of your daily calories should come from fat.
    - Broil, roast, bake, boil, steam or microwave food; avoid fried foods
    - Season vegetables and meats with herbs and spices rather than using fatty sauces, butter or margarine
    - Choose low-fat or skim milk, rather than whole milk
    - Substitute plain low-fat yogurt or low-fat cottage cheese whipped in a blender for sour cream or mayonnaise
    - Substitute egg whites for whole eggs when baking (substitute two eggs without yolks for ...

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