As the old saying goes even “too much of a good thing can be bad”. Striving to live a healthy lifestyle is one thing, letting it control your life is a whole new kind of beast. The moment your life is controlled by what you eat and how often you can get to the gym then it is time to reevaluate.
My advice: make a point of studying in the coffee shop, at the beach, at school, at the kitchen table, with a friend and with music. The point is the more variety in your study environment, the better your retention.
The king, of course, did not want to see his daughter die, and offered to give up all his wealth that his daughter might be spared and another sent in her place. The people of the town refused, saying their own children had been fed to the dragon it was only right that his might now be sacrificed.
The CDC states in their report that 39.8 million Americans are obese with more than 57% of adults being overweight. 11% of our children are obese and 50% of american women are overweight or obese. This in itself is a crisis. Now look at the diabetes figures.
In my early attempts to build a healthy lifestyle and fit body, I sacrificed my life for what i thought would make me happy. Days became structured around workouts and meal planning, preparation and timing. It became “all or nothing”. One “bad” meal, one missed workout and I was a failure. I would beat myself up and chain myself to the treadmill. This attitude towards fitness began attracting attention. Social gatherings were difficult and family and friends questioned my eating habits.
Data from the 2007 National Diabetes Fact Sheet (most recent information available) states that 23.6 million children and adults which is almost 8 % of our population have diabetes. It is estimated that 57 million are pre-diabetic and there are 1.6 million new cases in people over 20 every year. In our young people, 186,000 have diabetes. One in every 400 to 600 educational psychology has Type 1 diabetes. This is not ok. This is a national crisis now and a greater health crisis in the future if we don’t get it under control. Our health is not getting better. We are just living longer with drugs. These figures do not show a healthy quality of life. They are death statistics in the making.
The second goal, “students will be introduced to the idea of truth in advertising,” has been met but could certainly be expanded upon. For instance, how far are advertisers allowed to stretch the truth before they are in violation of existing truth in advertising laws? The third goal,” students will produce their own commercials to sell different objects,” seems partially met, in that, the teacher does the taping of the commercials instead of the students.
And he is greatly loved by a great many people. Not just by his immediate and extended family but by the many people whose lives he has touched. I know there are prayers on his behalf winging from coast to coast. I don’t think he’d trade that love and the respect that accompanies it for all the professional success his siblings have enjoyed.