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Section 1: Short answer. Please number & letter (e.g., “A”, “B”) your response a

Section 1: Short answer. Please number & letter (e.g., “A”, “B”) your response as appropriate (2 points for formatting).
At the introduction of the Science VS Exercise podcast, the host shares that the episode was updated after receiving feedback from some researchers. What did you think when you heard that? Did it make you trust the host/podcast more, or less? How did it make you feel about what we call science/research, etc? Why? – 2 pts
2. In the Science VS Exercise podcast, the host tells a story comparing the health outcomes of two types of workers on London double-decker buses, which was a country/place-specific example. – 1 pt
(A) Brainstorm a possibly similar example, but in your community, setting, or workforce and
(B) Hypothesize the outcome.
(Example – A. A similar example might be college faculty who teach predominantly in-person, on campus vs. fully online from a home office. B. I’d guess that the former, i.e., first group of on-campus faculty, gets more physical activity throughout the day given their walking commute to various classrooms, and might have reduced odds for heart disease, than the group that works remotely from home).
The 2nd “Guest Speaker” video (From IU-SPH’s “Public & You”) shares the link to a Body Mass Index (BMI) calculator. However, the BMI is not without criticism. See these points that contradict it (link below). – 3 pts
https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=106268439Links to an external site..
(A) Did any of the points in the NPR article particularly resonate with you? Why?
(B) Based on this information and your own life experiences, what are some of the dangers of relying on a metric such as BMI to “tell the story” of someone’s health?
That SPH “Public Health & You” video also suggests using a fitness tracker. – 2 pts
(A) Have you ever used a fitness tracker? If so, did you like it? If not, why not?
(B) In your opinion what are some of the “pros” and “cons” are of using a fitness tracker?
This week’s materials on nutrition discussed the USDA My Plate vs. the Harvard Healthy Eating Plate. Compare and contrast them further on this website (4 pts): https://nutritionsource.hsph.harvard.edu/healthy-eating-plate-vs-usda-myplate/Links to an external site.
(A) What did you learn from the website above that you did not already know?
(B) Describe at least 2 critiques of the USDA MyPlate.
Section 2: Wellness Reflection (paragraph format or numbered/letter-ordered is fine), 6 pts.
Reflecting on all the content from this week’s Physical Wellness dimension (which focused on physical activity, nutrition, and sleep)…(6 pts)
(A) What new things did you learn?
(B) What was most interesting to you?
(C) How would you try to incorporate this week’s learnings into your daily life?

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