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Functional training for hams and glutes

This is an excerpt from Fitness and Wellness in Canada With Web Study Guide-Loose-Leaf Edition. Hams and Glutes Hamstrings and Gluteus Maximus Functional Movement Training Hams and Glutes Strengthening and Stretching Body Weight Lie on your belly and extend the hip 10 to 30 degrees, keeping the hip bone on the ground, and then flex the knee 90 degrees to maximize strengthening. Neuromotor training: Stand on one leg, extend the hip, and flex the knee; add a band around the ankle for increased resistance. Variable Resistance Machine Options are standing hamstring curl and prone hamstring curl machines. Read placards carefully...

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Reading and understanding food labels

This is an excerpt from Fitness and Wellness in Canada With Web Study Guide-Loose-Leaf Edition. Under the Food and Drugs Act, Health Canada requires labeling for all packaged foods. Food labels are not required on fresh meat, poultry, raw seafood, fresh fruit and vegetables, food prepared or processed in store, foods that contain very few nutrients (e.g., vinegar, spices), and alcoholic beverages, although you can find nutrient information for these foods on Health Canada's website. One way to meet the recommendations highlighted in Canada's Food Guide is to select unprocessed foods. Dried beans and nuts; fresh or frozen fruit and...

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Social, stressed, and sleepless: is your social life affecting sleep?

This is an excerpt from Fitness and Wellness in Canada With Web Study Guide-Loose-Leaf Edition. The university and college years, especially the early ones, can be stressful, which affects sleep quality. Also, due to the new relationships and environment of campus, your social life can gear up significantly. You may find that the three factors of social life, stress, and sleep are intertwined. Social lives can cause stress, but social support is also very important for stress management. If you give more hours to your social life, you will have less time for academic work and sleep. Being pressed for...

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Goal orientations of aerial adventure experiences

This is an excerpt from Aerial Adventure Environments. Potential participants who come to AAEs typically have a particular goal in mind, whether or not they can articulate it. They are seeking an experience that will present something new or change their lives. They want to have a fun experience with friends, learn about the natural environment, improve their group's ability to work with each other, or build confidence in their own abilities. In fact, two participants who come to the same program may not have the same expectations of themselves for the experience. The goal orientation of a given experience...

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Participant evaluation of programs

This is an excerpt from Aerial Adventure Environments. One of the best ways to know how well your programs are doing is to implement a participant evaluation process. Participant evaluations allow operators to question people after they have taken part in an aerial adventure experience. The questions can be tailored to meet the needs of the organization. For instance, AAEs with recreational outcomes may explore what participants feel they have gained from the experience. Figure 12.6 presents an example of a participant evaluation used for a recreational zip line canopy tour. Some participant evaluations ask more questions in order to...

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