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HWE420: Wellness for Special Populations

HWE420 Week 1 – Discussion

Week 1 – Discussion

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Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Refer to the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric under the Settings icon above for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.

 Dose-Response Relationship 

After reviewing Chapter 1 in the text, the ACSM article on The Quantity and Quality of Exercise (Links to an external site.), and the Physical Activity Guidelines (Links to an external site.) website, consider the following: The frequency, intensity, type, and duration of exercise have a strong correlation to the benefits one can receive from exercise. Therefore, an association exists amid the dose-response relationship between exercise and health. This relationship also exists for special populations; hence, special populations similarly can benefit from a regular exercise program. For this discussion,

  • Explain the dose-response relationship.
  • Explain the physiological and psychological benefits of exercise.
  • Explain the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans.

Your initial contribution should be 250 to 300 words in length. Your research and claims must be supported by you course text and a minimum of one additional scholarly source. Use proper APA formatting for in-text citations and references as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

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