Beginning An Exercise Program

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Millions of children are treated each year for sports-related injuries.


During a medical evaluation, the doctor can __________.

D. all of the above

Wicking is important for exercise clothing because it __________.

helps to remove sweat from the body

Exercise equipment compensates for acting irresponsibly and disregarding the rules of a physical activity.


Braces are important because they __________.

B. provide support for a weakened joint

Which of the following statements is NOT true about using protective equipment?

There is no correct way to use protective equipment.

Rubber suits are instrumental for increasing weight loss during an exercise program.


Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (PAR-Q)

A medical self-screening tool developed for non-professionals, typically used to asses the saftey and risk of begining an exercise regime.

How often should you have a medical examination? What does it depend on?

The frequency changes depenedent upon how old you are. 6-15) Once every three years. 15-34) Once every two years 36-59) Once a year 60 ) twice a year

What’s a medical screneing?

Basic Physical Exam, they check eyes, nose, throat, arms, legs etc.

What’s a medical evaluation?

A more advanced physical. They check your heart, blood test, urine alalysis, and family health history. This is more for those who are interested in virgorus physical activity or high risk activities.

What’s a exercise stress test? What else can it be called?

(Aka, graded exercise test)- They monitor vitals, body functions, etc well you exercise.

What should you think about when selecting workout clothing?

1) Comfort 2) Fit 3) Wicking ability 4) Layering 5) Technologically advanced 6) Activity appropriate

What are running shoes?

Additional cushioning, lightweight and flexible.

What are walking shoes?

More support, stiffer and heavier.

What are cross training shoes?

Versatile for a variety of actitivites.

What does shoe selection depend on?

Shoe selection depends on foot shape. You can consult a shoe expert or podiatrist.

What’s it mean to be flat footed?

Feet roll inward and it rquires more stability.

What’s it mean to have high arches?

High Arhces- Feet roll outward. Require more cushioning and flexibility.

What’s it mean to have, "normal arches"?

No extremes, most shoes are designed to fit this type.

What are some tips when considering shoping for shoes?

) Replace shoes every six months 2) Get refitted for shoes yearly, because our feet are constantly changing. 3) Try on your shoes in the evening, because your feet get bigger in the evening, because you’ve been on them all day. 4) Shoes should have a 1/2 inch space between the front of the shoe and the big toe. 5) Break shoes in before participaiting in large amounts of physical activity. Socks:

Why are socks important?

1) Keep your feet dry 2) Allow them the breath 3) Provide padding 4) Maintain appropriate temperatures.

How many high school children participate in organized sports?

More than 30 million high-school-aged children participate in organized sports.

How many children 14 and under recieve treatment in a year for sports related injuries?

3.5 million children ages 14 and under recieve treatment for sports injuries.

Wearing and properly using safety equipment reduces the risk of injury during physical activity.


It’s important to match your exercise shoes with the type of exercise in which you will be participating.


If you have high arches, __________.

you need shoes with more cushioning and flexibility

During a medical screening, lung capacity testing is a standard procedure.


The name brand on clothing is the most important criteria when choosing exercise clothing.


Which of these medical exams most thoroughly evaluates a person’s ability to participate in exercise?

medical evaluation

Which of the following is NOT an important part of exercise clothing?


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