This online health course is designed for learners interested in gaining a deeper understanding of how the human body responds to exercise. You will explore the adjustments your body must make to properly respond to the physical stress of exercise, including changes in carbohydrate, fat, and protein metabolism. You'll also learn more about nutrition, the causes of muscle soreness and fatigue, and the effectiveness and dangers of performance-enhancing drugs. Active learning assessments will challenge you to apply your new knowledge via nutrition logs, heart rate monitoring, and calculations of your total daily caloric expenditure and body mass index (BMI). Finally, you will examine the scientific evidence for the health benefits of exercise including the prevention and treatment of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, obesity, depression, and dementia.
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