Sci/241 Final

1537 Words Aug 1st, 2013 7 Pages
My Personalized Nutrition and Exercise Plan
Dietrich Collins
University of Phoenix
Dr. Nicole Nearor
July 14, 2013

My Health/Nutrition Target

My nutritional health has been a very important part of my life since 2001 when I discovered I have Crohn’s disease. The food I consume affects my life in serious and immediate ways. Throughout this course I have learned various ways to help improve my dieting and better my overall health with different foods, ways of cooking foods, and supplements to help provide nutrients my body needs. Having Crohn’s disease can often make eating fruits and vegetable very painful. Although I have a chronic illness, I plan to find a pain free way to incorporate more fruits, vegetables, and
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Fruits such as grapes, oranges, and pineapples have a pulp texture which causes extreme pain for me during digestion. Fruits such as bananas and peaches are less painful, so I plan to identify more fruits like these to incorporate in my diet. I have had pleasant experiences with fruit yogurt cups and V8 Fusion in the past, so I plan to use these to meet my appropriate fruit intake. For my exercise goals I’ll begin by bike riding two to three times a week. I’ll also play a few games of basketball once in a while to add variety to the ways I am getting a good cardiovascular exercise. On my job I am actively moving or walking for about 3 to 4 hours a day, but that doesn’t get my heart rate elevated enough to be considered a vigorous workout. Secondly, continuing my current workout plan of weight lifting, pushups, and sit ups is fundamental for muscle growth and maintaining a consistent weight. Having difficulties with digestion is difficult to maintain a consistent weight, so identifying and maintaining a workout regimen and proper dieting will help regulate my weight.
Anticipated Setbacks Towards Meeting My Goals Maintaining my weight may be offset by consuming large amounts of whole milk on a regular basis. According to "Fitday" (2011), “Whole milk contains approximately 8 grams of fat per 8 ounce glass. Five of the fat grams come from