Materialism

I chose Materialism because I am a very curious person and I do enjoy knowing more about whatever I find interesting, I bumped on materialism when I watched my weekly documentary. Materialism affected me when I got exposed to my laptop and started learning about different technologies. My interest went so deep that I started to pester my parents about buying stuff. Whenever I got something new I had a very short high and then I would want something new. I know a lot about this issue, the most shocking thing that I found out was that there are people who consume more affect the environment more. Also there are people who work hard everyday and earn so little it is barely enough to support their families which are already quite large. I don’t have any connections that I can make about this issue but I can address that most of the politicians are not doing any thing to help the poor and because of this the problems are escalating at an incredible rate. This issue is important because we are bombarded with advertisements we don’t really look behind the surface. It affects teens because lets not deny that most companies target their products at kids (examples. coca cola, Pepsi, f21 and so many more) so imagine the next generation of the world which is polluted and destroyed just because we were stupid and in denial saying that there isn’t a problem.

I learnt that many moneymakers and business owners are to stubborn to admit that there is a problem and that people who make different items are in extremely bad living conditions. I am more vigilant of what I buy and whenever a new iPhone, mac or gadget comes out I don’t immediately run out to the store and buy it. My opinion is that people should change their ways and politicians, business men and regular people should not be in denial, help the world and help the poor. The most surprising thing to me was that so many people are affected by this and no one has the right mind to step up and say that this is wrong and we should change the way we think. I can consume less and enjoy more nature and do more volunteer work. There are no misunderstanding about this topic it is just that people are to stubborn and ignorant to address that there is a problem. The biggest solution is to not be in denial and address that there is an issue here. It does not influence my thinking in wellness in any way. imgres

Down syndrome – Gabbie

 

I chose this issue because my 4 year old niece has Down syndrome.This affects my family because we are now more aware of what people say about mental disabilities and we support my niece, Johanna by going to things like Miss possibilities (a beauty pageant for kids with disabilities).  I know that people with Ds will look different that others, they are delayed in their learning and their first language will probably be sign. This issue is relevant to me because my Johanna has Down syndrome. It is important to me because she is apart of my family, also she is delayed in her learning however she is a fast learner.This affects teenagers by not allowing them to communicate properly, raising concerns for other types of diseases like, ADHD, autism, sleep apnea.

I’ve learnt many different things that i didn’t know before researching about down syndrome. I now know that there are different types of chromosome diseases and in 1866 Doctor John Langdon Down was the person who discovered down syndrome. This expanded my learning by finding out about how many different characteristics a person with Ds could have. To me what was interesting and surprising to learn was that down syndrome isn’t the only disease that affects your chromosomes. My thinking has changed by now knowing how to care for a child with down syndrome.  One of the many misconceptions that people have about down syndrome is that it runs in the family. A problem about this issue is that people with this disease can’t communicate properly however to improve on this they would need to do some therapy. This influences my thinking on wellness because it affects many part of wellness, such as social, mental and physical.

 

 


Zoe – Blood Types

My health buzz is all about blood types and how they are important. I chose this topic because I wanted to learn more about blood types and why they were actually important. I relate to it because when I was born I had a blood incompatibility with my father’s and my mother’s blood, when almost caused my life. What I know, so far, about blood types is that there are 4 major blood types: A, B, AB, and O and that “markers” or antigens, which are attached to the red blood cells, are used to determine your blood type.

” People with O blood type may be more likely to have depression and intense anxiety; children may be at a greater risk of attention-deficit disorder. People with A blood type may be more prone to obsessive-compulsive disorder; children may be at a greater risk of attention-deficit disorder. Children with B blood type may have a lower risk of attention-deficit disorder”.

– University of Vermont hematologist, Mary Cushman

          I learned that even blood types can affect your physical, mental, emotional, and social health. What surprised me was that within those 4 blood types there are negatives () and positive blood (+) types. Some problems there are about this issue is that there are many people in world who need them and sometimes when there are blood tranfusions, doctors may accidentally use the wrong blood, and that can lead to complications even death. I personally think that this is an important topic that should be known more around the world.

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Vaccines By Jed dy

I will be discussing the safety of vaccines. This issue is important to me because my parents said I developed very bad alergies when I was injected with meningococcal vaccine.This vaccine prevents inflammation of the brain. Whether or not to get vaccinated is important to students like me because this is time we are supposed to get booster shots. When I did my research, I discovered that most vaccines have mercury which is poisonus to the body.

I learned the benefits of vaccinations is much greater than the risk of developing the sickness or getting paralyzed or even developing autism. Also I watched a documentary on the safety of vaccines and I learned the importance of herd immunity. This means that if most people get vaccinated, the very young and very old people who cannot get injections will be protected because they will not get infected by the disease because other people don’t have the disease.This is related to wellness because vaccines help in preventing a lot of contageous diseases.

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Vaccine in vial with syringe. Vaccination concept. 3d


Raina – Heat Stroke

This image shows a man reaching for water in a hot climate. This relates to Heat Stroke because it shows how if you don't drink enough water, you can suffer. In the picture it shows how the man is so close yet so far from grasping the water bottle. This is like how if you don't drink enough water, you could end up dehydrated  and regret not drinking your water and be so close yet so far to wellbeing.

This image shows a man reaching for water in a hot climate. This relates to Heat Stroke because it shows how if you don’t drink enough water, you can suffer. In the picture it shows how the man is so close yet so far from grasping the water bottle. This is like how if you don’t drink enough water, you could end up dehydrated and regret not drinking your water and be so close yet so far to wellbeing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I chose this issue because I found it related a lot to my life. Heat Stroke heavily affects my family as we are residents of the Philippines, a country with a hot climate. Before, I didn’t have much knowledge about Heat Strokes. The only time I was educated on this topic was 5 years ago when Harry Kim, a 6th grader at ISM, died from it during rugby practice. Now, after researching and gathering information on it, I think I am deeply aware of what it is and its effects. Before this project, I barely drank water – I would rarely even bring a water bottle to school. Now that I know that drinking water is crucial to stay healthy, I drink more. It’s important for me to be aware of this as I am a strong target for Heat Strokes – I’m a young individual living in a hot country who exercises every day. Therefore, I am very exposed to heat.

I’ve learned many things from doing this Health Buzz. I now know all about Heat Stroke, the symptoms, the solutions, and more. The best way to prevent it is to drink enough water. In my opinion, I find Heat Strokes really intriguing because at first heat doesn’t sound so scary, but it is in fact powerful and deadly. Something that really left me in awe is that 37 children have died so far this year from being left in a hot car. Leaving your child in a car might seem safe, but you’re forgetting about the fact that excessive heat is entering. Now that I know more about this issue, I know better than to not bring a water bottle to school. I’ve personally noticed that during PE classes, when the coach gives their students a water break, many don’t use that opportunity to drink their water. They say that they’re not really thirsty and they don’t need it – this is a huge misconception. Always try to drink enough water. Although you may seem fine, your body needs it. Learning about this topic has definitely influenced my thinking about wellness and has reminded me that even simple things like drinking water can affect your health tremendously.

Unit 3 Review

We’re approaching the end of the Unit 3 Assessment.  All the links and videos on the blog will help you to review.  Make sure that you are familiar with the content below:

Students will know : (THEORY)

  • define a drug
  • the differences between prescription, over the counter, and behind the counter medications
  • The 5 ways drugs enter the body
  • the information found on Drug Fact Labels
  • side effects of medicines
  • Definition of a natural remedy
  • natural remedies to cure an ailment/illness/discomfort
  • the definitions of drug addiction, physical dependence and psychological dependence
  • steps on the pathway to addiction
  • Nicotine and Tobacco
  • the main chemicals found in cigarettes
  • their harmful effects on the body
  • the effects of environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) or second hand smoke on a person
  • diseases caused by tobacco and nicotine (long and short term)
  • The problems with vaping and e-cigarettes
  • identify advertising techniques used by smoking advertisers to attract customers
  • strategies to support a person trying to quit smoking

Use this quizlet to help you review:  Substance Abuse Quizlet

 

Volleyball – Juju

My health buzz topic is about volleyball. I choose this topic because I play volleyball all lot and it is just a really fun topic. What is volleyball? Volleyball is a game where you have 6 players on each side and you hit the ball back and forth. You normally play this sport in P.E.  I know it sounds boring but it is a really fun sport. How does it affect you? It affects you physically, mentally and socially.It affects your social health because you get to talk and work with your teammates. It also affects your physically because you will get to work out and lessen the chance of you being obese. Also ,it affects your mental health because you will be able to exercise your brain because you will think ahead.

What is volleyball? Volleyball is a game where you have 6 players on each side and you hit the ball back and forth. You normally play this sport in P.E.  I know it sounds boring but it is a really fun sport.

How does it affect you? It affects you physically, mentally and socially.It affects your social health because you get to talk and work with your teammates. It also affects your physically because you will get to work out and lessen the chance of you being obese. Also ,it affects your mental health because you will be able to exercise your brain because you will think ahead.

I learned that William G. Morgan invented volleyball. I think that volleyball was a relly good topic and I really liked it.

 

 

 

 

Anorexia- Olivia

 My health buzz topic is Anorexia. Before today I knew nothing about Anorexia. Anorexia is an eating disorder or loss of appetite, sometimes addressed as “fear of weight gain”. When an anorexic looks in a mirror they can only see themselves as overweight even if they may be extremely underweight.

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This is a picture of an anorexic.

I chose Anorexia as my topic because it is a concerning issue in our age group and also because I do not know a lot about the topic and I would like to find out more. Also because I want to bring awareness to this issue.

My opinion on this issue is that people should have positive control over their body instead of negative.

During my studies of Anorexia I have learnt that this eating disorder is life threatening and often under thought. I have also learnt that Anorexia comes from symptoms such as extreme weight loss,dizziness or fainting, loss of hair, avoidance of social functions and spending time with friends or family, dry and/or yellowish skin,constipation, low blood pressure, dehydration, and swelling on arms and/or legs. Research shows Anorexia is more often found in women because they get conscious about their body shape and how people look at them. Approximately 24 million people suffer from eating disorders in USA alone. 

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This picture is relevant to my topic because it shows how an anorexic looks and how serious it can get.

My thinking has changed over my learning in this presentation because now I think that I feel more aware of this issue and know that this issue is highly underestimated in multipule areas of the world.

To conclude, Anorexia is a large problem and should not be underestimated. Before I started researching this issue I knew what it was but I never knew how big of a problem Anorexia really was.

Unit 3 Project: Mixed Messages Tobacco

Now that we’ve taken a look at the effects of nicotine and tobacco on our bodies and how the media has a huge influence on the choices that we make as consumers, your task is to examine the smoking campaigns currently in the media and redesign them to create an effective, informative Anti-Smoking Campaign.

The Description of the performance task is below.  

STEP 1:  Read through all the points carefully. For this project, you will be working in pairs. Decide who will be in charge of working on what.

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You can find the rubric HERE

SAMPLE PRODUCTS BELOW:  

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STEP 2: Review the powerpoint and chapter in the textbook below on Tobacco and Smoking

 



Proper citation = Athreya, Balu H. Holt Decisions for Health: Level Blue. Orlando, FL: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 2007. Print.

 

STEP 3: Review the power point and notes on Advertising Techniques



 

STEP 4: Select the Cigarette Advertisement you will use for your project

STEP 5: Identify at least 2 advertising techniques used in the Advertisement you chose. 

STEP 6: Write Paragraph 1 – description of the original techniques used in the advertisement you chose (See Rubric and Instructions)

STEP 7: Time to redesign your Advertisement!

STEP 8: Write Paragraph 2 – description of how you changed your ad, what techniques you used, etc (See Rubric and Instructions)

STEP 9: Write Paragraph 3 – How you can personally avoid tobacco, what are three things you learned, etc (See Rubric and Instructions)

STEP 10: Put it all together and be ready to present to the class!

 

Maia – Using ASMR to help Insomnia

The health issue I would like to present today is about ASMR and Insomnia. It is using ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response) to help people with insomnia. ASMR is noises that make you feel relaxed usually in the form of a video. Insomnia is having trouble falling asleep or staying asleep at night.

This issue is important because Insomnia causes behavior changes low energy, difficulty concentrating, changes in mood, and difficulty in work, school or relationships. But, ASMR allows you to relax and it can help people sleep.

I picked this because sometimes I have trouble falling asleep and I found out about ASMR and I wondered why these noises helped people fall asleep.

This issue affects teenagers It can help them relax and get more sleep so they can concentrate more in school . It can also make them less stressed because they can use it to feel calm.

Some interesting facts about this issue are  Some people naturally experience ASMR in their childhood. But not everyone can experience ASMR.

There are many triggers for experiencing ASMR.

Some are, watching someone paint, or the sound of someone whispering, or watching someone sweeping. It makes you feel tingles on your scalp and neck and it allows you to relax.

There are also many videos online for experiencing ASMR like YouTube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9T9DM5TiB4o

I believe that ASMR works for me because it helped me fall asleep and I could feel tingles when I listened to it.

In conclusion, this issue is important for you to know about because we are teenagers who are busy in school and this is a way for us to calm down. It is important for me because I can fall asleep easily using the videos.

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