Your specific assignment for this week is to select one type of quantitative health datum to collect from your own life. Some examples of data to collect could be:

  1. How many minutes do you spend exercising each day?
  2. What is your total daily caloric intake in calories?
  3. What is your resting heart rate in beats per minute?
  4. How many ounces of water do you drink each day?
  5. What is your total caloric expenditure from exercise each day?
  6. What is your estimated daily intake of saturated fat in grams?
  7. What is your daily systolic / diastolic blood pressure?

Your Task:

  1. Choose one variable that varies measurably from day to day. Be sure to specify the units of measurement, and how they will be gathered.
  2. Then collect at least 5 days worth of data on that one variable. For example, if your variable is how many minutes you spend exercising each day, simply record the number of minutes you spend exercising each day during the sampling period. Be sure to save this date for use in remaining SLP assignments. The more data points you gather during the session, the better.
  3. Describe the date you have collected and its importance in relation to individual / population's health.

Submit your (1-2 pages) paper by the end of this module.

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