The significance and role of exercise to ninth and tenth grade students : an honors thesis (HONRS 499)

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dc.contributor.advisor Ross, James H. en_US Kelley, Diane L. en_US 2011-06-06T19:03:45Z 2011-06-06T19:03:45Z 1998 en_US 1998
dc.identifier.other A-207 en_US
dc.description.abstract Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the number one cause of death in the United States. Several modifiable factors increase the risk for CAD including smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, obesity, and lack of physical activity. A sedentary lifestyle is a risk factor and contributes to high blood pressure and cholesterol levels, obesity, and may contribute to the development of type 2 diabetes mellitus (Nieman, 1995). Benefits of regular exercise are verified by numerous studies. Habitual exercise reduces the risk of CAD, improves cardiopulmonary functioning, and decreases morbidity and mortality (Froelicher et al., 1995). The American College of Sports Medicine recommends three to five days weekly of aerobic, rhythmical exercise using large muscle groups at 50 to 85% of maximal oxygen uptake for at least 20 minutes per session, yet they also recognize that any physical activity is better than none and more is better than a little, to a degree (Froelicher et al., 1995). Regular exercise decreases high blood pressure and increases high-density lipoprotein-cholesterol while also helping maintain ideal body weight and decrease risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus (Nieman, 1995).Because behavioral patterns are often established during adolescence, the purpose of this study was to investigate current exercise levels of ninth and tenth grade students in Delaware County, Indiana. This study also examined the attitudes and understanding students have about exercise.The results indicate that 83.4% of the subjects regularly exercise at some level, yet only 30.1 % exercise all months of the year. Most of the students (85.2%) feel that their current exercise levels affect their future health. However, only 64% of the students surveyed plan to exercise throughout life.
dc.description.sponsorship Honors College
dc.format.extent 1 v. : ill. ; 29 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Physical education and training. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Ball State University. Honors College -- Theses (B.?) -- 1998. en_US
dc.title The significance and role of exercise to ninth and tenth grade students : an honors thesis (HONRS 499) en_US
dc.type Undergraduate senior honors thesis. Thesis (B.?.)
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    Honors theses submitted to the Honors College by Ball State University undergraduate students in partial fulfillment of degree requirements.

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