Friday, December 11, 2015

NIMH>> Depression

A lot of people don't know much about depression. They know about it, but they don't understand how much of a problem it is. This article talks about the signs of depression and what can cause depression. It also talks about treatments. Certain signs include being restless, overeating, insomnia, and even loss in things that once gave the person joy. The most common treatments include Psychotherapy and antidepressants, but there are other brain stimulant therapies that people can go through.

A few questions I want to propose are: how serious do you think depression is? How could you help make someone going through it not feel alone? Do you think that people should "walk on eggshells" when approaching or talking to someone with depression or at least be a little nicer/calmer?

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Is bullying a big problem ?

 This article shows  how every day thousands of students wake up afraid to go to school. Bullying is a huge  problem that affects millions of students.  Sometimes people bully others because of there appearance or they just get picked on, sometimes because how they act, what they like or trying to fit in. People who are getting bullied may find it difficult to focus in school. Also they start to  have health problems. Studies have had showed that people who are abused by their peers are at the risk of mental health problems such as low self-esteem, stress and depression. They may also think more about suicide.

What can you do ?

Adults in position of authorities like teaches, coaches, and parents are often being able to resolve the problem  sometimes the victim of the bully cannot control the situation and it becomes even worse. If your in a situation where your getting bully ignore them and walk away .Also hold your anger and don't get physically involve. Another way is to practice confidence and maybe you could find your true friends and comment them about it maybe they could help if your stuck in a situation like that.

What would you do if you were in a situation were your getting bullied and you want to stop it?

Why do you think people think its okay to bully others?

What would you to if someone needed help?

Friday, December 4, 2015

10 Day Sugar-Free Challenge

Launching in May 2014, along with the release of Fed Up in theaters, over 65,000 people joined Katie, Laurie and the Fed Up team on a 10-day Challenge to go Completely Sugar Free! To kick of this school year on the right foot, we are challenging you to GO SUGAR FREE FOR 10 DAYS by launching the Back to School Fed Up Challenge! 

Start by cutting sodas and other sweetened beverages and foods that have ADDED sugars. EAT real, fresh, whole foods and lay off all products that contain added sugar including honey, molasses, agave, etc., and all liquid sugars, such as sodas, bottled teas, fruit juices, and sports drinks. This includes all artificial sugars and sugar substitutes. No exceptions, so don’t ask!

Are there health benefits?

Artificial sweeteners slow your metabolism and make you crave and eat more food. Also, be aware of foods that may have hidden sugars, like yogurts, canned foods, spaghetti sauce, and ketchup. Watch for hidden names of sugar. Also try cutting out all flour products that turn to sugar in your body.

Why am I doing this?

Over the many years that I have been living a healthy lifestyle, I have noticed the detrimental effects of sugar on my health- inflammation, weight gain, sleep issues, and overall lethargy. When I cut sugar out of my diet years ago, I noticed so many benefits that wanted to share that with my students.  

How is it going for you? What has been a challenge? What has been easy? Which foods were you surprised had sugar?