Nora – Books

My Health Buzz was on books and reading here are some of the things I learned while researching books. A book is a set of written, printed or illustrated on a leaf or page (whichever you prefer a leaf is the sheet of paper and the page is either side of the leaf) bound together in a book.

Besides being fun and entertaining reading helps teens with their learning. Research shows that teens do better in school if they read more than just what their teachers 613fff45c8b89cc93f3c948c1985c538assign to them. Firstly, reading expands your vocabulary. Also, it shows how different authors write and their writing techniques leading to you having better writing. Reading also helps you pick things up, this is good because if you pick things up you have a lot of knowledge and that is good in if not all then most of your classes.

Reading can also help you self esteem it show that everyone has problems and may even help you find solutions.

Reading can help you sleep, too! If you are having trouble sleeping it’s easy to just turn on the TV and start you favorite show… but before you do that it’s better to turn on a light and try reading a good book.

Reading may be fun but like everything else it has it’s negatives, one of these cons is eye strain. If you read too long you can get eye strain. Another con of reading is finishing books, it can be sad or depressing to finish a good book and not have anything else to read. But, if you ever have that problem just ask a friend for a good book to read next.

I think reading is fun and a great use of time. Reading has always been my favorite thing to do. I think reading is even better now that I have learned it’s educational too.

In conclusion, what I thought before is reading is only entertaining and has absolutely no other benefits. But, now I think reading in fun, cool, educational, and helps you sleep.

 

Natsuki – Dreaming and Nightmares

Nightmares                  By Natsuki Higuchi

The issue today is dreaming and nightmares. Lots of adults, kids and teenagers get nightmares but certain things could make us have them continuously and maybe cause by it.

Here are some examples…..

  • Certain Medicines
  • Alcohol
  • Drugs
  • Lack of sleep
  • Fever
  • Anxiety

Some are caused by emotional issues even though they seem to be unrelated to getting nightmares.

  • Changes as you move
  • Traumatic experiences
  • Stress from academics and sports

 

This is relevant to us because we are almost teenagers and we might go throw this problem. If we did not know how to cure it then, it will be a problem in our lives forever. I don’t think that anyone would want to have a problem in their lives forever.

So here are some solutions. The first solution is to establish a regular sleeping schedule. You could also try not to have afternoon and evening naps. Don’t take caffeine, alcohol or cigarettes especially before bedtime. Avoid midnight snacks and eating before bed. Scary and violent TV shows, movies or video games are something to stay out of. Exercise at day time and relax before sleeping. In rare occasions, some people have to go see the doctor,the counselor or the psychologists.

In conclusion, my thinking and my opinion have changed massively because I didn’t know that nightmares could affects us so much and I never knew lots of people get nightmares continuously because of simple and maybe daily things we do in life.

Keva – Peer Pressure

 

My health buzz topic is peer pressure.

Here is an example of peer pressure, where they’re telling the person to do something bad because then everyone will like him and he’ll ‘fit in’.

Peer pressure is when someone your age pressures you into doing something that you’re not comfortable doing. This can happen at all ages. Some positive effects of peer pressure is that one of your friends can pressure you into to finishing your homework, which is a good thing. They can encourage you to study and work harder and put more effort into things. Your peers can also cheer you on when you’re nervous, whether its for a math test or an audition. Some negative effects of peer pressure are that your classmates or peers can make you do something you’d rather not do. This can be shoplifting, for example. They force you into doing something bad because you’ll ‘fit in’. People with a lower self esteem will be affected by peer pressure more easily than a person with a high self esteem. This can affect teenagers since they are at a certain age where they spend more time with their friends, and less time with their family. The negative peer pressure could affect not only the person’s self esteem, but even their grades in school. Teenagers can also get depressed because they don’t ‘fit in’. How do you avoid negative peer pressure? Well, listen to yourself. Think about your opinion. If you don’t think whatever everyone else is doing is something you want to do, don’t do it. Plan for situations like these. Know what you’re going to say when someone tries to pressure you. It might be helpful if you also have an excuse in mind. If you don’t want to plan or make excuses, just be straightforward and say no. Sure, you might be excluded from their group, but who even cares? And finally, my favorite one, blame your parents. Just tell everyone that your mom is hunting you down, and as soon as you do anything she doesn’t consider right, she’s gonna shoot you in the eye. Trust me, it works every time. I chose the topic peer pressure because sometimes I get pressured by my friends into doing something good. It is relevant to all of us because we can all fall prey to peer pressure, not matter what age we are. I used to think that all peer pressure was bad, but now I know that peer pressure can also help someone.