Health Benefits of Positive Thinkers By Mia

So many people in the world think that to be “healthy” is just to not eat bad food,  to not smoke, etc. But there is more to being healthy than what you can’t do. You can do things to not only live a healthier life but to live a happier life too, which is why I chose this topic. I find it fascinating how you can be happy and healthy at the same time.Positive thinking is one of a fascinating secret to a happy and healthy life. Positive thinking is a mental attitude or personality where your general outcome is to make both yourself and others feel happy.

How can you be a positive thinker? Well, you can start by being open to humor. Giving yourself permission to smile and laugh can decrease your stress levels, especially during hard times. Follow a healthy lifestyle. Exercising three times a week can positively improve your mood and reduce stress. Identifies areas of change. To be more optimistic, identifying areas that you typically are negative about can help If you want to become more optimistic and engage in more positive thinking, first identify areas of your life that you typically think negatively about, whether it’s work, sports, or even your extracurricular activities. You can start small by focusing on one area to approach in a more positive way. Positive thinking can reduce your stress level by a ton when you have the right mindset. Positive thinking can also help you because it decreases depression, and can bring your rates of depression down. Another health benefit is that it can outcome to a better psychological and physical well-being.

Helen Keller was and is still one of the most inspiring notables in history. If you don’t know who Helen Keller is, she was a person who was both deaf and blind, but still managed to do things that even people who could see and hear couldn’t do, like write her own book, and earn a degree for the bachelor of arts. She is one of my biggest inspirations because even when she couldn’t see or hear anyone or anything, she stayed positive throughout her life, and always focused on what she had rather than what she didn’t have. Helen Keller once said: “I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.” This inspires us to celebrate what we have done already, rather than mourn over what we haven’t done yet.


Charlotte – Sleep Deprivation

Sleep deprivation is when you lack sleep, which causes problems with your health. Some of the short terms effects of lack of sleep is that it will make your ability to process information slower. When you miss one hour of sleep, it will result to making your alertness for the day decrease 32%. And will make you not able to perform something to the best of your abilities. Also driving when tired has caused 100,000 car crashes, 71,000 injuries, and 1,550 deaths, according to the The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The long term effects of sleep deprivation is high blood pressure, heart disease, heart failure, stoke, weight loss or weight gain, depression or other psychiatric problems, and mental impairment. But there’s good news, sleep deprivation is preventable. If you go to the bed at the same time and wake up at the same time, you will get into a routine. Avoid naps, because they will make you feel more awake when its time to go to bed. Late in the day avoid caffeine, because it will cause you to feel more awake because it stimulates the brain. Exercise daily but avoid exercising before you go to bed, the recommended time you should exercise is 4-5 hours before you go to bed. Make sure the temperature in the room is right, not to hot or not to cold, make sure the room is dark and the room is quiet. If noise or light is a problem, you can always wear a sleeping mask, or have a fan to cover the noise. To help you unwind before you go to bed, have a nice warm bath, read a nice book or listen to your jams. If you have any worries or are stressed for the next day, write a to do list of all the things you need to do the next day. Every night you should sleep around 8-9 hours minimum. If you want to get enough sleep, but you have homework, be organised and do it right away instead of leaving it to the last minute. Sleep deprivation relates to me, because school starts really early, so I have to wake up even earlier, which makes me really tired by the end of the day, so it affects me. I used think that being tired didn’t have that much of an effect on your health, but, now I realise sleep is really important and not enough can damage your health.