Sunday, March 2, 2014

First Reader

What is the world coming to? Almost one third of our population is projected to be overweight by next year? That is a lot of people at risk for poor health conditions. Coronary heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and breast and colon cancers were talked about in the Lee article. We are getting lazy. The International Journal of Obesity did a study that found being active could reduce the risk of death by 25 to almost 40 percent. Not only does exercise keep our bodies healthy, it keeps our brains healthy as well. One of the 7 myths talks about how people believe that time spent exercising could be better spent academically. There have been many studies done to show that even small amounts of exercise can improve academic performance. I used to be one to disregard all of this. I was in sports all through high school but when I got to college I didn’t continue any form of exercise. It started getting very difficult to wake up in the mornings and I was tired throughout the day. I have started eating healthier and working out more. As a result, I find it easier to wake up and stay awake throughout the day. This definitely helps when trying to pay attention in class, and recall that information later. This topic is something that I do not see being resolved in the near future. Unfortunately, people continue to live unhealthy lives even when they know the risks.

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