Sunday, April 26, 2015

Smartphone Addiction 

These days everyone and their grandma has a smartphone. Everywhere you go, you'll see someone starring at a 4 inch screen texting, watching a video, or playing a game. Usage varies from user to user, but face it, we are all guilty of pulling out our phones whenever we are bored, or just don't feel like socializing with others. Not that using your phone is a bad thing. but when does it become too much? The article states that in a study of 1,600 managers/professionals, Leslie Perlow found that 70% said that they check their phone within an hour of waking up, and 56% check their phones within an hour of going to sleep. In heath class, we learned that having a phone anywhere near you while you sleep, can affect your quality of sleep. But with all that aside, I know that I probably couldn't go a few days without my phone, I also know that most of the people in my health class couldn't either; judging by how many of them chose their phone for one of the ten things on the All about me project we had to do in the beginning of the semester. So that brings up some questions:

  • Are you addicted to your smartphone?
  • Do you think being addicted to your phone is that big of a deal?
  • can you admit that you have a problem? 
If this topic intrigued you, check Unbox Therapy's video on Human-Smartphone integration.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

We all know that Drug abuse is a major issue and there are many people in the world that die every year from all types of drugs. Men are usually more likely to take drugs than women which then leads to more deaths from the male species than the female species. From 2001-2013 there has been a 29% Drug overdose increase.

What can people do to try and stop Drug Overdose in the U.S.?

Is there anything you can do to stop Drug   Overdose?

If someone you knew had a drug problem, What could you do to stop it from getting worse?


Sunday, April 19, 2015

Self Hypnosis

   Self hypnosis is a form of relaxation that is generally used to gain potential that is lacked to the human body, such as getting rid of pain, anxiety, depression, sleep disorders, and obesity. Generally people would think that hypnosis is brain wash or mind control well its not because when performing this you are aware and in control                                  
To perform hypnosis follow the steps below
1. Sit in a comfortable area with no sound
2. Close your eyes and take a deep breath
3. Let your body relax
4. When ready to exit count up from 1 to 5

 would you guys ever try this out?
 Do you think its effective?
 have you ever tried this out?

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Teen Depression

We learned about teen depression recently in Health class and I believe that this blog will further help your understanding of the causes and some affects of what kind of toll depression can have on someone. After reading the horrific things that the blog provided it really left me hanging on the idea that as a society we really need to work together to find a better solution and create more support groups for people who are fighting depression issues and are in need of a source to easily open up. But in general I think that just by being more understanding  and thoughtful of others it will help people with their depression.
1.What things as a society can we do to help people who are fighting depression?
2.Do you think prescribed drugs can help someone with depression?
3.Is Depression something that can be medically helped?

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

"Scientists find link between heavy Facebook use and depressive symptoms"

In this article, scientists discuss the affect facebook can have on its users. Not specifically the website itself, but the information on it can cause people to constantly compare oneself to their friends and lead to depressive symptoms. Do you think you are affected by this? Should the amount of time spent on facebook be limited? Should facebook have less personal information posted about others?