Unit 4 > Unit 4

Indicators of physical health

  • Candidates should know about the following methods which are used to measure an individual's physical health:

           -blood pressure

           -peak flow

           -body mass index (formula)

           -waist/hip ratio

           -resting pulse and recovery after exercise(formula).

  • Candidates should know that a person's age, sex and lifestyle have to be taken into account when interpreting the measurement that is recorded.

  • Candidates need to know:

          -what is being measured

           -the normal range

           -how to apply any formulae

           -safety when carrying out measurements.