Aim: the purpose of determining waist girth is to gain a measure of the amount of abdominal fat (visceral fat), which has been linked to increased risk of coronary heart disease and diabetes. Continue reading
Men and Women Classified into Weight Categories Based on BMI
BMI – Body Mass Index = Weight / (Height x Height )
Where weight is in kilograms and height is in meters Continue reading
Tests of flexibility may be general or specific in nature. The range of motion of a single joint may be analysed or a movement involving several joints may be used as the basis for measurement. Continue reading
Using the Micro Spirometer and the Peak Flow Meter four lung function indicators can be obtained:
Forced Expiratory Volume in 1 second – FEV1
Forced Ventilatory Capacity – FVC
Forced Expiratory Ratio – FER (FEV1 ¸ FVC)
Peak Expiratory Flow – PEF
Many methods for determining an estimate of a person’s cardio-respiratory fitness level have been devised, using different modes of exercise. The cycle ergometer is the most convenient piece of equipment to use in a health club setting and of the protocols for testing on the cycle ergometer. Continue reading
The effectiveness of the medical questionnaire depends upon four factors:
1. What questions are chosen to be included?
The medical questionnaire may well be presented to the assessor from on high by the club management. This is great in some situations, although in others it may leave some questions out or add questions that the staff do not understand and cannot react to. Continue reading
That amount of body weight that is not weight made up of fat. i.e. muscle, bone organs.
That body weight that is made up solely of fat. Continue reading
Why (generally) do we measure blood pressure?
Exercise places a health risk to clients with a high blood pressure. Continue reading