Bullying- Danielle

I chose “bullying” to be my healthbuzz topic because, a lot of kids are/have gone through this before, and I wanna share awareness on bullying. My connections with bullying are very painful, and probably, unreal to some people, but I wont discuss it here.

My research on bullying has changed the way I see things. I use to think bullying was just something that happens because i’m not good enough, or because i’m stupid & weak, but my research helped me see it in a different way. Bully’s have there own problems as well, and that there is always a reason why he/she is doing that.

This can affect us in a negative and positive way. You might think I am crazy for saying a positive affect, but I have and explanation. This is positive in the bullies perspective, because the bully could have problems with family, friend, and/or is also being bullied. And to make themselves feel better they put there frustration/anger on weaker people. It’s a negative affect on the victims side, because the painful words, the harmful comments, the punches, the threatening and other painful feeling are all put on you.

There are quiet a lot of things i’ve learned about “bullying”. Most through my experiences and other’s from other victims of bullying, but most off all I learned that bullying is very serious. I know probably, most of you guys are going to say ” Oh my gosh.. we already know that” but what i’m trying to say is that people die from this, because the pain is to much to handle, that you think life hates you so much that it’s doing this to you. And you just end it. End it right there,right at that moment, and an end of a perfectly unique person. Because what you think life is, is it’s full of hates, full of pain. And you think you can’t handle it anymore, so you just let go, for the sake of pain, for the sake of not feeling anything anymore, for the sake to not exist, and for the sake of your own self.

Examples of perfectly unique and beautiful people who lost there lives, because of bullying:

  • Amanda Todd ( 1996-2012 )
  • Ryan Halligan ( 1989-2003 )
  • Megan Meier ( 1992- 2006 )
  • Jessica Logan ( 1990-2008 )

I’m going to add this because, this could possibly be a critical part of bullying. Cutting. Cutting is very serious and could lead to death if you accidentally cut your artery, or you could die from loss of to much blood.

Please if you know someone being bullied please, please, please help them, talk to them, because a person who cares can potentially save there lives. Think before you say it, it could hurt someone more then you think it can.

You are beautiful and awesome the way you are. Don’t change it for a reputation. Just be you, because you will find someone who’ll step out of there own way to help you, to cheer you up,  to be someone to care for you, and most of all love you for the person you really are. The unique, cool, beautiful/Handsome you. Don’t be scared to be different.


Autism- Misaki

My topic for healthbuzz is “autism.” I chose this topic because last year when I lived in the US, my class watched a movie about a woman named Temple Grandin, who was an autistic person. She used her autism to understand how animals felt and she helped with a plan to make a cattle fence that would help the cattle to not feel terrified. Today she is an American professor of animal science.

My research on autism helped me understand that everyone is created differently and we should respect those differences. Autistic people never asked to be autistic; how we are born is something that we can’t change.

Autism affects teenagers because some teenagers are autistic, so we should know what struggles they are facing and why they are the way they are. That would help us understand that they can’t help acting the way they do and that we shouldn’t make fun of them.

There are quite a lot of things I learned about autism while doing my research. One thing I learned is the actual definition of the condition, which I wasn’t exactly sure about before. Autism is a disorder that some people are born with or develop early in life, and it affects the way they behave and also their social and communication skills. Autistic people find it very hard to socialize and talk with others and probably have some trouble with making friends. The reason for this problem is because the brains of autistic people are wired differently from ours, so they have a different way to view the world.

Another thing I learned is the way an autistic person might act. These include repetitive movements such as pacing, hand flapping, body rocking, and spinning in circles. Autistic kids might have no interest in pretend games, like most kids are when they are little. They may also resist being picked up and cuddled and they avoid eye contact. They might have unusual obsessions, things that most people aren’t that interested in, like train timetables and lists, which are pretty boring to most people. It is highly likely that an autistic person will have some difficulty with words and communicating, so they might say something but not understanding what it is that they are saying. If they want attention or are angry about something, autistic people might hurt themselves by banging their head or hitting their face.

The last thing that I learned about autism is that it’s based on genetics. In between identical twins, if one of them is autistic, there is a 80-90% chance that the other might be too. But between non identical twins and normal siblings, there is only a 3-10% chance that both of them are going to get affected.

My thoughts about this issue is that us non autistic people should make an effort to help autistic people feel comfortable and safe in the environment. Try to include them in games and lunch. Inviting them to join you in something would make them feel wanted and they might also make an effort to communicate with you and talk to you.

My thinking about autism has changed when I did all this research on autism because I used to think that an autistic person would wouldn’t be very smart, but it turns out that they are. They are just looking at the world in a way that we don’t. That definitely doesn’t affect that person’s intelligence.

This is a photo of Temple Grandin, the most well known autistic person in America.

This is a photo of Temple Grandin, the most well known autistic person in America. She’s standing with a cow.


Dengue – Sirpi Malar Selvaraju

The topic for my Health Buzz is Dengue. Dengue is a widespread viral disease caused and transmitted by a species of mosquitoes known as the “Aedes” mosquito. A connection between me and this issue is that I recently had the same virus when I was in summer break. In result, I chose this topic to know more about the disease that affected me, and to inform others of this infectious virus. This issue is relevant and important because today, Dengue is one of the the most important, and widespread mosquito transmitted viral infections in the world. DEngue can affect teenagers, because in the time of adolescence/teenage, changes happen such as increased perspiration with body odors. This results in more required cleanliness. If proper hygiene is not regularly followed, then there is an increased risk of mosquito bites, which brings more vulnerability to teenagers getting Dengue.

Some symptoms of Dengue:

High Fever
Rashes
Body Pain
Fatigue
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In summary, There are 3 types of Dengue. The first type results in a mild fever, or pain/aches in the body. The second type, which is the “Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever” is much more critical. It results in bleeding in minor parts of the body, and in some cases, failure to function of the Cardiovascular System, which can result to death. Finally, the third type is called “Dengue Shock Syndrome” which can include decrease in blood pressure, and declined blood flow in the body. This is also critically dangerous, and also has a chance to lead to death. In the past, I used to think that Dengue was just a harmless disease that just brings you a mild fever. Now I know that Dengue is a dangerous illness that when infected could end in a disaster. This has affected my learning in Wellness, because now it has made me more aware to take extra precautions to avoid getting this lethal virus.

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How does Yoga effect to your body – Norika

My topic for healthbuzz is “How does Yoga effect to your body?” I chose this topic because I was always wondering reasons why Yoga is important for us to play when I had to play Yoga in P.E. Since I didn’t know why Yoga is important for us to play, which is until now, I thought that Yoga is not that important. The thing that makes me mind it is not important that much if you play was that first of all, you don’t move your every part of your body; you don’t run and you don’t get tired. And it didn’t look like yoga is actual exercise for me. But after I searched why it is important for us to play yoga, my mind changed; it is very important for us to play yoga and it DOES affect to your body.

One of the reason why it is important is that you would get better sleep. When you start practicing Yoga, you will be releasing peant up enegy that could prevent you from falling asleep. Yoga also helps you to relax your nervous system, which is part of your body responsible restful sleep.

Secondly, you would lost your weight. Yoga should help you calm down to your natural body weight.If you are currently heavier than what you should naturally be, yoga will be something that you can do to get to where you need to be. It does this in a few different ways, all of them synergistic. Yoga is also building lean muscle which improves your metabolism. Metabolism is like the chemical processes in your body that is maintaining your life. So if your metabolism improve, you would live longer, and you could be heather. It also helps you to burn calories.

Third reason is that yoga increases your blood flow. It could help your circulation, especially in your hands and feet, and gets more oxygen to your cell in your body.

Last reason is that Yoga gets you to quiet the mind, and by setting the time aside each day to perform yoga you’ll notice that you are taking away the time that you may have spend worrying or stressing out. It also gives your body an outlet to release energy blocks that may have you stressing out even more.

In conclusion, answer of my question; how does yoga affect to your body is that you would get higher height because you could have a better sleep, heather than the people who doesn’t play yoga because it increases your body flow, and it also would be easier to communicate with others and would be happier because you don’t get that much amount of stresses.

So if you want to be happy and heather, or you wanna live longer, I would recommend you to play yoga. Thank you for reading!

PLAY YOGA!!

Below is the presentation link that I’m going to use for my presentation. Copy and paste it if you want to see.
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1A5toK2cLaPEvV6Nn1WnrodbtyfqGRfFHqzlf-pHmpP8/edit#slide=id.p