Flvs Personal Fitness 2.01

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Deven Gonzalez Assignment 2.01 1. Which five statistics surprised you the most and/or caused you to be most concerned and why ? Only 35 – 44% of adults 75 years or older are physically active, and 28-34% of adults ages 65-74 are physically active. This surprised me because the older people are more active. Children now spend more than seven and a half hours a day in front of a screen. This surprised me because I thought it would be more hours.my brother spends a lot more than 7 in front of a screen. Reducing the sodium Americans eat by 1,200mg per day on could save up to $20 billion a year in medical costs. This surprised me because I did not know people ate that much salt. Prevalence of obesity for children ages 2 to 5 years – doubled. This surprised me because I did not even know you could be obese at the age of 2. Almost 40% of Black and Latino youth ages 2 to 19 are overweight or obese compared with only 29% of White youth. This surprised me because I thought there would be less of a gap between the races. 2. Which of the statistics listed in #1 affects you personally and how? Obesity-related medical conditions cost our nation nearly $150 billion every year and account for 16 to 18 percent of our total healthcare costs. This effects me because if people would just eat healthier than the money can go into schools and pay for cops, firefighters, and teachers. 3.Suggest ways that our society as a whole could reverse or improve the statistic in a positive way for each of the statistics listed in #1. (You should list a minimum of 5 suggestions.) 1) Cut down on eating fast food 2) Get better food in school cafeteria 3) Spreading the word of obesity and how dangerous it is 4) Tell parents to feed their kids healthier foods 5) Make PE harder to make obese kids

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