In Travis Bradberry essay, "How (And Why) To Stay Positive," from Bardberry, T. 2013. How (And Why) To Stay Positive. Forbes Magazine, 8th August, p. 1., the author focus on how optimism can over achieve pessimism.
I'm planning on researching the health effects of veganism. I want to research this topic because I know there has been a lot of debate on whether veganism is healthy for the body in the long run. I would like to understand each side of the debate in order to form an opinion of my own.
While using Gale Research, I discovered that I would find the same information even while using different kinds categories of information. I found out something very interesting when they briefly mentioned the difference between contemporary and ballet dancers. Contemporary dancers have a higher tendency to eat like the average person, and their muscle structure in their legs is larger than the slim and lean type of ballerina bodies.
One of the most interesting things I found in my research using site operators was on a university site. A doctor there conducted an experiment on children, ages 4-6, with a rare disease known as L-amino acid decarboxylase deficiency, which means that these children were born without the capacity to produce the enzyme responsible for synthesizing the neurotransmitter dopamine. Because they don't produce dopamine, the body can't receive the signals the brain sends telling it to move an arm, a leg, or most other appendages.
Using the site operator allowed me to find specific sources to narrow my search to helpful sources. I found an article on the Salt Lake Tribune website discussing the health detriments of particulate pollution, found in a study conducted by, Arden Pope, a local professor at BYU in Provo, Utah. Pope's study, conducted in the US, as well as collaborating with studies in Mexico, suggests that there is potential for significant brain damage in children.
My research paper is based on the topic of eating disorders among dancers. I have just begun this process and I am still on my way to learn the specifics about this particular topic. As of now, I have learned that dance is one of the most competitive careers to pursue.
There is minimal job opportunity, so dancers feel more pressure to fit this ideal body type in order to achieve a job in this field. 76% of dancers feel a sense of obligation or pressure to be a particular weight.
My personal project is based on vision problems and for this reason I decided to read to a book regarding the human eye. The book I found helpful to my project is, Reader’s Digest Guide to Eye Care Common Vision Problems from Dry Eye to Macular Degeneration by Jennifer S. Weizer. I already knew the problems that I will be discussing in my book I just needed to gather more information about each vision problem. I needed more info about myopia, hyperopia, presbyopia, astigmatism, strabismus, diabetic retinopathy, amblyopia, macular degeneration and colorblindness.
There are so many interesting facts that I have learned from reading Eye Care Sourcebook by Amy Sutton. A common condition that I have not come across until reading this book is macular degeneration and this is a condition that I am going to be discussing in my personal project. There are two forms of age-related macular degeneration, dry AMD and wet AMD. Age related macular degeneration is “a condition that primarily affects the part of the retina responsible for sharp central vision” (Sutton 65).
Once again my inquiry question is how common vision problems appear in people and how this can be prevented? At this point on I am still researching about other eye problems that can occur to human beings. A few of those problems are lazy eye, acanthamoeba, anterior uveitis, blepharitis, cataract, chalazion, conjunctivitis, diabetic retinopathy, dry eye, glaucoma, macular degeneration, nystagmus, ocular hypertension, retinitis pigmentosa, retinoblastoma and strabismus. Some of these problems deal with eyesight and others are problems that can occur around the eyelid.
Those familiar with fitspiration, an online fitness motivation movement, know of its moto "strong is the new skinny". Fitspiration comes in all forms through different mediums. There are blogs, tumblrs, instagram and twitter accounts all dedicated to fitspiration. No one account is the same, but they all have a few things in common. Most fitspiration blogs post pictures of toned and athletic females, workouts, motivational quotes, and recipes to keep healthy. But are these sites really that positive?
Harrison had a rough life growing up. His foster dad abused him and made him do work all day long while he sat around and watched tv. But his whole life dramatically changes when he bumps into a cow giving birth and it kicks, and kills Harrison's foster Dad.
Around 57 percent of American households are home to either a dog or a cat, a percentage that has been on the rise. Besides providing cute faces and comfortable pillows, pets can actually benefit your health, both mentally and physically. It is almost certain that anyone who has had a rough day or who woke up on the wrong side of the bed has felt a least a little better after spending a little time with their furry friend.
For my personal project I want to research about the human eye. I want to know how the eye works and the eye diseases a human being could get. From this point on my inquiry question is how common vision problems appear in people and how this can be prevented? From my own experience I know that a person can be nearsighted and farsighted. Almost everyone in my family wears glasses because we are nearsighted. However, I do not know why I am nearsighted. For this reason, I chose to do my personal project on the eye.
My general topic for my Senior Project is about obesity. I hope to talk about the mental and physical effects of obesity, how it starts at an early age to becoming a national business. Fast food is a big factor in the rise.
This topic personally interested me because I feel people are needlessly dying due to something they can prevent. However, how can you stop something that is genetically embedded in your family and you.
My mom has been a teacher for twenty years. In her years of teaching she has received her masters in elementary education and taken classes in special education. While the information in classrooms is vital to knowledge, knowledge is acquired through application. Since starting junior high, I have spent a lot of time volunteering and talking with my mom. While I have no interest in pursuing a degree in education, I enjoy spending time with children.
In Alex Rogers opinion piece, "Coca-Cola Launches Anti-Obesity Ad," from Time, the author discusses his point on how the Coco-Cola company is trying to advertise their own product with a positive scene of being healthy. The article was about how Coca-Cola is fighting to have less sugary drinks with their new campaign even though their drink is still sugary. Alex Rogers supports Coca-Cola's new proposition about the health and advertisement of their product.
In Mark Bittman’s opinion piece, “Stop Subsidizing Obesity,” from the New York Times, the author has a very strong opinion against SNAP (Supplement Nutrition Assistance Benefits) and how we are paying for low-quality, harmful calories. Feeding these people with this trash is detrimental to both funders and recipients.
For a while now I have been researching the topic I call, "Fat Food". This essentially has to do with the problem we know so well of obesity in America. And I am not talking about the generally overweight people who enjoy a cheeseburger or that second helping at Thanksgiving once in w while. Im talking about the dangerously overweight morbidly obese percentile of our population. This percentile is growing at such a rapid weight that it is becoming a hot topic in the health industry and an opportunity for a big profit revenue for those big business diet companies.
Recently, the Colorado and Washington state governments have legalized the recreational use of marijuana to adults over the age of 21. The most pending issue is the fact that federally, marijuana is still illegal. An article posted on the CNN internet page quoted Colorado Governor Hickenlooper saying "The voters have spoken and we have to respect their will. This is a complicated process, but we intend to follow through.
My goal in life is to become a personal trainer. There are a lot of things that I will have to learn to help others gain a level of fitness that is right for them. One trainer that has become very successful is Jillian Michaels. She has helped hundreds of people lose weight and start a healthier lifestyle. She has a website that you can go to where you can enter all of our information and it will give you workouts and tips that you can use to help you achieve your weight loss goals.
Since I was young, the importance of sleep has been preached in many different ways such as health and p.e. classes. Now, as a teenager, and especially as a high school athlete, I can certainly see why. However, I also see many people who perform just fine without it. 4a.m.My own father goes to sleep at around 11p.m., wakes up at 4a.m., and is a very successful businessman. My brother interned at Bank Of America this summer and said that many times the interns were forced to stay up until 1 or 2 in the morning and then wake up 4-5 hours later and get back to work.