My whole life I have grown up with a mom who worked out everyday and ate as healthy as she could. I never have really followed in her footsteps, which my mom didn't really like. But after reading chapter 12, I learned more about weight and exercise than I have ever learned before. I learned that aerobic exercise, like jogging or biking promotes the use of oxygen. Also that in order for exercise to actually be useful, the workout has to be longer than a time span of 30 minutes. Relating to exercise, I also learned about ways to keep a healthy diet and weight. I learned that exercise is needed regularly; daily intake of calories needs to be maintained, control portion size, and get help from your social network. By me reading chapter 12 and learning about exercise and different ways to stay healthy, I've actually taken the initiative to follow what i've learned at to start exercising regularly and eating right. I started jogging right by the river and I'm starting to enjoy it. Also I've been taking what I've learned about a healthy diet and I've been watching how many calories I eat a day and look at the portion size on my plate. If I weren't in Psychology, I probably wouldn't have learned all of this useful information and wouldn't be in a healthy and happy place like I am today.
souku065: April 2012 Archives
Anorexia Nervosa is a topic that I have always been fascinated with. I first starting learning about the disorder in middle school when we started health class and my knowledge about the topic has continued to grow to today. In the reading, I learned that Anorexia is less common than bulimia; only .5 or 1% of the population. I always thought that Anorexia was more of an issue because in fashion magazines I always read stories about Anorexia and barely every hear stories on Bulimia. Another interesting fact is people suffering from this disorder often loose 25 and 50 percent of their body weight. This is an insane percentage that can result in the person weighing less than 100 pounds. Anorexia can be caused by a fear of weight gain and constantly feel like they are overweight when they are indeed underweight. Also the media can influence them to become thin due to advertisements and celebrities. Along with physical changes, this disorder can also cause health problems such as kidney failure, depression, tooth decay, bone weakening, and tooth decay. People with Anorexia Nervosa often feel alone, with no one to talk to and seek for help, but they need to know they are not alone. There are hotlines, family, teachers, and doctors who are more than welcome to help them. Anorexia Nervosa can cause 5-20 percent of the people to die from the disorder and is the third highest morality rate that 8 million Americans suffer from. With help, we can bring the statistics down so that one day people will realize that they are beautiful just the way they are no matter what they weigh.