As part of our preparation for Healthy Cowboy Challenge, we have discussed the heart, coronary vessels, and the effects of adipose on the heart. We will also discuss the insulin blocking action of adipose when we get to nutrition and digestion in a few weeks.
Before we begin to measure our clients weekly, I want students to understand how a persons body fat percentage is determined. I found an app developed by the Howard Hughes Medical Institution called Click
and Learn that has GREAT interactive tutorials with higher level thinking questions embedded. The one called "Measuring Obesity" shows the different methods of body fat measurement and has the students develop opinions of the pros and cons of each.
I will have the students work through the tutorial and form an opinion on the best method, if any, to use to measure our clients body fat percentage for our Health Challenge. This will help the student when they are working with their client to determine if body fat measurement is something they wish to record over the 12 week project.