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The Ownership and Abuse of Our Physical Bodies
This week we read about two individuals that experienced a deterioration of their physical health but both of which also left a legacy after their death. Arguably, both Mike Webster and Henrietta Lacks and their families paid a significant price for or because of that legacy. How much of our physical bodies do we actually o...
A Review of Early Sprouts: Establishing Healthy Food Choices for Young Children, an Article by Kalich, Bauer, and McPartlin
Summary Kalich, Bauer, and McPartlin begin their article by presenting us with rather surprising facts: by the age of five, most children have lost the ability to eat in response to hunger and have learned to choose foods high in fat and sugars over healthier alternatives. Children in America only eat a portion of the reco...
The Difficulties Encountered on the Path of Losing Weight
Introduction In modern times, obesity rates of the general population have been the subject of much concern and debate. While many people who are overweight may wish to lose excess weight, only a few actually do so permanently. However, many do not. A significant percentage of the population today is overweight, a situatio...
A Discussion on the Phenomenon of Narcolepsy, Its Models, and Manifestation
“I’ve heard that sometimes a version of you must die before another more enlightened version can be born. I think that’s true after watching the corpse of myself walk around.” ~ Julie Flygare Introduction With over seven billion humans in the world, it is clear that human experience is a relatively independent and...
The Development and Progression of My Anorexia Nervosa
The 12th month of the year is perhaps moreso laced with happiness and goodwill than the other 11, regardless of what one takes into consideration. December, packed full of holiday cheer, spinning dreidels, piping hot cookies and caroling out in the snow, takes pride in bringing more smiles and joy than any other month of th...
Eating a Healthy Breakfast Improves the Ability to Concentrate and Achieve Better Grades
Audience: College Students Purpose: To express why it is important for college students to eat a healthy breakfast before starting their day. It is important for college students to realize that eating a healthy breakfast before starting their day is beneficial to them as well as to their body and mind. Many college stud...
Are the People of the United States Too Poor to Fight Obesity?
Too Poor to Fight Obesity There is no doubt that a large portion of the U.S. population is not only overweight, but unhealthy as well. With unemployment being a huge issue, it is forgotten that it is also the working citizens who are struggling with health problems. Healthy foods are available, but they clearly aren’t ava...
Motivation as a Major Component in Achieving Weight Loss and Weight Maintenance Through a Healthy Lifestyle
Motivation is Key: Motivation as a Major Component in Achieving Weight Loss and Weight Maintenance Through a Healthy Lifestyle The cold, inhospitable atmosphere of the hospital left goose bumps running down my arms. I could smell the unpleasant combination of disinfectant and disease seeping through the halls. My mother an...
A Study on the Obesity Epidemic in the United States
Obesity, defined as overweight refers to an individual’s body weight and body fat composition. Ideal weight standards define a target weight for men, women, and children in accordance with mandates set to regulate body mass index according to height, weight, and age. Therefore, obesity occurs when an individual exceeds his...
Social Media as a Cause of Body Image Issues in Teenagers
More than 90 percent of girls ages 15-17 want to change at least one aspect of their body image, with body weight ranking the highest (Statistics on Body Image, Self Esteem & Parental Influence Heart of Leadership). Body image issues today have developed to be worse than they have ever been. Women, mostly teenage girls, fee...