Assessing the body's readiness for exercise and training.

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Health Screening
Screening is a process of identifying apparently healthy people who may be at increased risk of a disease or a condition.
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Health Screening Measurements:
1) Body Mass Index (BMI). 2) Resting Heart Rate. 3)Blood Pressure. 4) Hydration. 5)Flexibility. 6) Cholesterol - needed to produce hormones. 7) Glucose.
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Heart Rate Consideration:
1) Stress. 2) Illness. 3)Time of day. 4) Caffeine. 5) Food - Junk food. 6) Alcohol. 7)Altitude. 8) Temperature. 9) Cardiac Drift - Increase in Heart Rate throughout a workout due to dehydration and rising temperature within the muscles.
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BMI Equation:
Weight (kg) ÷ Height² (m) E.g. 46 ÷ 1.7² = 16
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Factors to consider before a Test or Fitness Regime.
1) Family History - any illnesses? 2) Lifestyle of Participant - smoker? 3) Age. 4) Previous fitness history - how often? Any major injuries?
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Factors affecting reliability of a test
1) Amount of sleep participant had prior to test. 2) Participant's emotional state and level of motivation. 3)Accuracy of measurements. 4) Temperature, humidity and noise. 5)Time of day & caffeine. 6) Skill of the tester. 7) Other people present.
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Validity
This is the extent of which a test or other devices measure what it's intended to measure - how well it does its work.
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Tests Protocols
They are the list of rules that sets out the correct way of carrying out the test.
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Test Protocols should include:
1 )Duration of test. 2) Sequence of activities. 3) Facilities required 4) Equipment being used 5) Data required. 6) Technique for the test. 7) Who the test is suitable for.
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Health & Safety Considerations
1) Checking the proper working of equipment. 2) Ensuring you have adequate supply of health and safety equipment e.g. first aid kit. 3) Giving the participant(s) adequate warm up to prevent injuries.
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1) Body Mass Index (BMI). 2) Resting Heart Rate. 3)Blood Pressure. 4) Hydration. 5)Flexibility. 6) Cholesterol - needed to produce hormones. 7) Glucose.

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Health Screening Measurements:

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1) Stress. 2) Illness. 3)Time of day. 4) Caffeine. 5) Food - Junk food. 6) Alcohol. 7)Altitude. 8) Temperature. 9) Cardiac Drift - Increase in Heart Rate throughout a workout due to dehydration and rising temperature within the muscles.

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Weight (kg) ÷ Height² (m) E.g. 46 ÷ 1.7² = 16

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1) Family History - any illnesses? 2) Lifestyle of Participant - smoker? 3) Age. 4) Previous fitness history - how often? Any major injuries?

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