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The Balance of Health


How to find a balance”


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Abgabetermin: 22/02/2016


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1.0 Introduction


    1. Nutrition

    2. Theories

    3. Energy Measurements

    4. Improvements

    5. Safe Weight Loss


Physical Health

2.0 Overall and Advantages

    1. Fitness

    2. Disadvantage

    3. Theories

    4. Why and how?


Sleep

    1. What is sleep?

    2. Facts

    1. Consequences of not enough

    2. Solution

    3. Describing the picture


Survey

    1. Interview

    2. Book and Internet answers


5.1 Conclusion


Introduction

The question that everyone has asked themselves once in their life, how can I live till a 100? A healthy 100 years well here's the secret, and It's not that hard to do. Your parents have said these things to you growing up, “Eat your veggies!”, “Do your best!” If you followed these rules, you're on your way to a good 100 years, but if you haven't, why? Which is what I'll be answering.

Why aren't teenagers taking their time to exercise for at least 30 minutes and eat what their body needs, and what harm does it do? Grown ups are doing the same exact thing, the things you put in your body and what you do with your body can either make it or break it, but it is never too late to start. What children are being fed today is determining their physical and mental health, not everyone will live to a 100 of course but just to feeding your body the right nutrients to grow and for you to be happy is very important, it can prevent diseases, cancer, many illnesses like anxiety.

Now, of course, it doesn't mean you should only eat healthily but it's about finding the balance and being truly happy mentally and physically. In this essay, I will also be doing a Survey asking: What do people think is healthy, what and how is their health reflecting their life? This Topic interested me because of my own past. Both my parents grew up in a time where there was only home made options, them or their parents would have to go out and go to their Local Farm and get their products every month or so, not having as many options as we have today in a grocery store.

Even though they did eat organic, they didn't exactly grow up eating strictly that. My Father started smoking in his 20s for 10 years but is now completely healthy. My mom has a little story, she met a man who opened her eyes, to raw, juice cleansing, and Veganism and it has changed her life in her finding a balance, which led my dad to find a balance. She noticed what foods or cleanses worked and didn't work for her. In my past, since my parents aren't necessarily unhealthy, I didn't grow up eating very bad, but with a lot of sweets and sweet drinks, especially last year, the unhealthiest time where my lifestyle was reflecting the way I looked.

All I did was eat, refused to exercise, which caused to unhealthy weight gain and unhappiness, then my best friend introduced me to a running team at school, which at first I refused, but the second semester when tryouts were up again, my dad encouraged me knowing it was a good idea. It was stressful at first but it changed my life. At first, it was me just becoming active but then my eating habits changed, more and more.

Over the summer, I wanted to be even “healthier” than I was, which became unhealthy, too much exercise and not enough food. To me now what I went through has thought me a lot, and it has helped me find a balance, which I want to share but with the right information.2

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Nutrition

'What we put into our bodies plays a big role in our life, it practically is central to our health. The nutrients in food give our bodies the information and materials they need to function properly. But our daily diets may not always be provided with all the information our bodies need. Eating the right foods will benefit you in many ways for example; more energy, feeling happier, it prevents diseases and is heart healthy, most likely keep you in shape' said by many sources.

It is very important to get all important vitamins in your body for it to function, but with social media sometimes the .....[read full text]

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Improvement

Today it seems to be hard for many people to become healthy, not trying at all or restricting certain foods such as grains, meats and sugars and then going right back. Possibly seeing something easy to grab in the grocery store that is damaging to the body. So how can someone recover or better their eating habits? Personally, the first step is to get information, to know how bettering the habit of good eating can benefit everyday life in many amounts of ways but it is also important to get the right information. "Try to gradually incorporate new habits over time, and before you know it, you will be eating more healthfully and losing weight," says Keri Gans, MS, RD, American Dietetic Association spokesperson and a nutritionist in private practice in New York.

It is important to take baby steps at first, for example switching out sodas for water and drink enough of it. Eating mindfully without any distractions, switching white bread to whole grain, flavoring foods with spices, lemons, vinegar instead of fatty sauces, or just trying to make your own meals or plan them. Dr. Micheal Roizan,MD, Internal Medicine, said that, “Technically, experts say it takes 21 days to make or break a habit.” Cutting out the bad habit, like junk food, for 4 weeks can cause the body to understand the switch and make you4 lose appetite for it.

It is important to learn what foods are best for your body. For example, the women5 that was the boss of my Praktikum told me that some of the healthiest foods did not benefit her instead weaken her body, bananas, eggs and dinkel which are some of the things she was told to eat as a runner. Not everything that works for one person will work for another individual, every body is a lot different.

It seems that now it is easy to just pick up on something, that someone that you look up to is doing. In Social Media, there are many girls being looked up to who seem healthy and happy but following their diet doesn't make you feel like that. Some people react to more fat well but some might get acne and don't feel like they're digesting well. It is important to follow the way you feel after eating food if you notice there is foods that make you feel down or unenergetic then cut it out and add that food that makes you feel good, not your friend or the Instagram famous blogger.


Safe weight loss

Dr. Benjamin Spock, pediatrician, medical researcher, and teacher, advised in his book Dr. Spock’s Baby and Child Care that weight-loss programs for children should be based on changing the types of foods children eat rather than the amount of food they eat. He encouraged shifting the entire family away from oily fried foods, meats, and dairy products and toward low-fat, plant-based foods: grains, pasta, vegetables, legumes, and fruit.

When this is done, he stated, “weight loss typically occurs without anyone going hungry.” This is the key to lifelong weight maintenance. It is still important to remember that that kind of diet that Dr. Spock mentioned can work for everyone, it may with losing weight but if the Individual doesn't feel well or healthy restricting a food then it is important to keep on eating it or maybe just to a minimum.


Physical Health

Overall and Advantages

'The most important thing is exercise, yes nutrition is too but just getting a walk in every day can change lifestyles and get you healthy in many ways. But why is it so important? Because it boosts energy and mood, combats health conditions and diseases, promotes better sleep and it can be fun' science says. That sounds way better than going on medication for a health issue that can be resolved by just doing at least 30 minutes exercise everyday.

Exercising releases dopamine which gets you on a so-called “high” of energy and a good mood, it also helps with the growth of brain cells! Spikes brain activity, prepares you for mental stress for the rest of the day, but also increases retention of new information, and better reaction to complex situations. It is so beneficial so why can't everyone do it? Just walking a few km a day is enough, walking the dog, walking to work or before, rid.....

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Theories

The Myth, 'More is better': “Overtraining and poor nutrition are easily the most common pitfalls that beginners and experienced fitness enthusiasts alike fall into. It’s not possible to say exactly how6 much is too much since many factors such as genetics, diet, sleep, training intensity, frequency, and7 duration all play a role. It’s best to watch for the following signs of overtraining: A halt in progress, chronic fatigue, decreased motivation, frequent injuries, and an increased resting heart rate, which is measured first thing in the morning before getting out of bed.” by many woman it is said that they don't want to do strength training because they are scared of getting too muscular, “First off, in case you didn’t already know, male and female professional bodybuilders (and most likely some of the bigger guys at your gym) all use steroids and other illegal substances.

The human body—yours included—simply will not accrue that kind of muscle mass without serious drugs .Similarly, the jumps in strength are mostly due to the body’s neurological adaptation to new movements rather than added muscle mass .A muscular body is built through consistent dedication to strength training and proper nutrition. It won’t happen overnight or accidentally.” Another myth; Reshaping a Muscle by doing Isolation Exercises, “Nope, Your muscles can only get bigger or smaller.

The shape that your muscles take, as they change in size, is determined not by the specific exercises you do, but by genetics.”


Why and how?

Then again it was normal for a person to take 10,000 steps per day and what is required but now it's normal to take less than a hundred. The opinion many people have on exercising is that it hurts and is not fun and is not important enough to take their time to do it, but for many people it hasn't been brought to their awareness of the things it can do other than just losing weight.

Excuses can be that your not motivated enough or don't like to push yourself, but just doing over 5 minutes of exercise can improve your health and happiness a lot, instead of having to go to the doctors paying for “medication” that doesn't do the body any better and can costs a lot of money. “You want to be in great shape but you also don’t want to let go of your comfort for thirty minutes.

You want to be leaner but you don’t want to go through the hassle of breaking old eating habits. You want to workout but you also want to sit on the couch and relax.The examples are endless. Your mind can be simply awesome at manufacturing excuses.The bottom line is, what is more important to you: Your goals or whatever is in the way of

you achieving them?” states M. Lauren, author of the book You are your own Gym. Join a sport at school! Or a hobby after work. Join a club with people just like you, who like the same things or just do some yoga just to calm down after a long time but also moving at the same time. The most important thing is to do something you enjoy and makes .....

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Consequences of not enough sleep

'Not enough rest can limit your ability to learn, listen, concentrate and solve problems. You may even forget important information like names, numbers, your homework or a date with a special person in your life; Make you more prone to pimples. Lack of sleep can contribute to acne and other skin problems; Lead to aggressive behavior.' the Nation Sleep foundation states.


Solution

The best solution is making sleep your first priority. It seems as if many schools have decided to make school begin later and the results seem to be good, but it also seems as it can mess with after school activities and parents schedules. From my own experience, in my old schools, we had late start Wednesdays, school started at 10 am in Elementary School and at 9:30 in high school.

Many kids took8 advantage of it and slept longer, but some took it as a day to get breakfast with their friends. 'A solution9 to getting more sleep is trying hard to make it happen, if electronics are distracting you from getting sleep, shut it off an hour before you go to sleep or for kids; they can have their parents take their phones away before the go to bed.

Coffee or teas with caffeine also disrupt the sleeping cycles and a lot of people mess around having it late in the day, the best is not to drink these things after 3 pm.' The Child Mind Institute suggested. Exercising can also make your body feel sleepy after and force sleep, making it easier for you.


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D-Diet and nutrition

R-Relaxation

E-Exercise

S-Sleep and adequate rest

S-Socializing with friends, having fun


Conclusion

I have noticed while doing this project that there is a lot of opinions, on what to not eat and what to eat. What causes us to get fat? I personally think everyone is different. Everybody has a different body, every body has different needs. Another thing is that many people aren't informed about the most important things needed for us to live a balanced happy life.

Many people take advantage of getting no sleep because they don't know the importance of it. The importance of exercise and eating nutritionally is also being ignored, even though many know that these things are important in the back of their minds. 'The most important thing is to listen to your body, it is so smart and efficient. When you have been eating unhealthy, it will find a way to say so. 'When your body is sick and says, “ I want to rest,” go to bed and let it heal, eat slowly to give that tummy time to say, “I am full,”, if you experience discomfort after eating your body is telling you, “that's not good for you, I can't digest it, try listening.

Don't stay on the media when your body is obviously telling it needs sleep. There are diets and health recommendations that your body may absolutely hate. Honor your body and listen to it speak. If you are getting a craving for something have just a tiny bit, delight in the taste and listen to what your body is saying.' said by P.J Lucking in his book Tops Ti.....

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