Checkpoint: Three Day Activity Analysis 1 Checkpoint: Three Day Activity Analysis Checkpoint: Three Day Activity Analysis Name Axia College of University of Phoenix SCI 241 Date Checkpoint: Three Day Activity Analysis 2 In evaluating the physical activity assessment tool based on my activity for the past 3-days, I realized that on most days I am not active at all. I have been laid off from work since June, 2008, so I have a very poor activity level right now. When I was working, I sat at a desk all day working at a computer, so I did not get much exercise then either. Since being laid off from work, I do not do very much in the form of physical exercise, except for cleaning and other household chores. For this reason, I scored very poorly on my assessment. Although I am working on household chores the majority of the day, it is not enough activity or exercise to burn the proper amount of calories. To increase the amount of energy expended on a day to day basis I need to add some physical exercise to my daily routine. I need to set up a daily routine for going to bed and waking up. I normally sleep late in the morning because I go to bed very late at night. I never have a set wake up time because I have always been a “night owl” and do most of my activities, such as homework, in the evening and late night hours. For this reason, I sleep later in the mornings. A set time for bed will allow me to awake earlier, afford me the opportunity to have a healthy breakfast and get some early exercise. I chose to add some exercises such as: bicycling, sit-ups and walking to my daily routine. Bicycling for one hour daily will give me an extra boost of activity that I need, as well as, help my daily activity increase. Sit-ups of about 20 a day will help to tone my abdominal muscles and add extra physical activity to my daily routine. Finally, walking for about 30 to 45 minutes a day Checkpoint: Three Day Activity Analysis 3 will help strengthen my leg muscles and my stamina. I can perform these exercises year-round, inside or outside; therefore, I do not have to make any drastic changes to my exercise routine in the event of inclement weather.
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