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Alex Guo, Natalie Elder, and Lindsey Mann’s comments

Overall value for intended audience: Assuming the intended population is the general population, I think that it works very well. Is there any more specific target audience? You provide lots of statistics, instructions, and specific examples, especially for the exercise portion, which is helpful for people who may not be able to fit a strenuous exercise regimen in their day-to-day life.

The presentation does a good job laying out good eating and exercise habits in laymans terms for the average individual. Colorful theme is nice. Pictures are missing, although they aren’t necessary since the viewer will most likely be watching the video anyway. The statistics at he beginning are a good hook to keep the viewer engaged in the presentation. Lots of examples are good for demonstrating to the patient that they should set realistic goals for themselves.

The major points that should be addressed in the video are the risk factors (weight, heritage, comorbid conditions), maybe conditions and other harm caused by DM, how eating better and more exercise can help reduce the risk of DM.

The minor points that should be addressed in the video are how to tell if you are at risk (i.e., calculating your BMI), emphasize a balanced diet (could expand on this portion with specific examples), what kinds of exercise are helpful or important.

The background for slide 1 is good but I feel that it can be somewhat distracting in the slides that follow because there’s a lot of colors that pop out. If there is a chance to make it even more pale I think that would be good.

Slide 2: Briefly explain what DM is before you jump into the statistics. That should help drive home the point that you’re trying to make with the statistics.

For slide 2: Your presentation jumps right into prevention of type II DM. I think you should add a slide before that explains what DM II is is layman’s terms

For slide 2: You have a lot of statistics on the screen that are described in words and somewhat clutter the slide. If you could perhaps make pie charts or some other graphical representation it could strengthen the point you are trying to make

For slide 2: You need to reference the study you are talking about. Not the full reference per se, but perhaps write: “A study that was done at the University of California at San Diego in 2006 showed that...”

For slide 3: What does inactive people mean? I think using ‘inactive’ is somewhat confusing

For Slide 4: Same comment about “ A study done...” I see the cdc reference at the bottom but I don’t think it’s specific enough. See Comment for slide 2.

For slide 5: I love the rainbow colors in the word ‘rainbow’ :)

For slide 6: I think that point 4 is more of a subpoint of 3.

Slide 7: Since insulin isn’t referenced anywhere else, it might be a good idea to include a brief explanation of what insulin is.

For slide 7: The last two points should follow the style of words you used in the prior points, ie. increase instead of increasing, reduce instead of reducing

For slide 7: last line stops at “releasing”. Was a word forgotten there?

Slide 9: mention that one should exercise to the point of perspiration. Maybe also tell them to not get lazy and take a 5 minute break for every 1 minute of actual exercise.

For slide 10: you have a lot of specific information on strength training, but little for aerobic exercise. You could probably combine it with the information on duration in slide 9 for cohesiveness. Strength training is good for a lot of things, but aerobic exercise is a little more important for reducing risk of diabetes

For slide 11: I like the easy tips that people can use to work in more exercise into their day.

Slide 12: Maybe include in parenthesis “(#1 prescribed drug for diabetes)” next to “metformin” since people might not know what metformin is.

For slide 13: I really like the smiley and sad faces :))))

Perhaps at the end of the presentation you could mention something about getting emotional support or finding a workout buddy. Motivation is critical to the success of these programs.

If you wanted to add anything else, you could put some “when to refers” around in your slides, like on the one that talks about BMI

This message was edited Apr 25, 2011 by ayguo104.