Posts tagged health
Posts tagged health
You may feel as if you aren’t accomplishing much but, you are accomplishing a lot more than if you were still sitting on the couch.
This is so true. Every time I get out there, I remind myself of this. IT is tough but I so want to get fit again. I didn’t intentionally let myself go. Somehow between prom, 6 classes, a study hall and a busy year I just got tired. No excuse, but I’m getting back out there even in the crazy last weeks of school.
Continue to push yourself , because you will continue towards your goals if you do.
I love this! This is a project done by some of my students who are health conscious and want to help students with body image and how they feel about themselves. I hope you will encourage them. I love this picture and am saving it to my ipad.
This is a very true post about how the mom who wrote the viral post about mental health didn’t protect the privacy of her 13 year old son. I totally agree. She should have written it anonymously - she’s forever harmed her own child.
“I’m even more appalled that so very few adults seem to care about the potential impact on her son. She is either getting kudos all around for being so brave, so honest, so real, or she is being called out for being retrograde in her attitudes about mental illness and violence. But very few have commented about the effect on her son. It’s as though they’ve written him off. He’s just a talking point. A springboard for discussion. An avatar of people’s worst fears.
But not a child struggling.”
Getting in Bed with Gadgets: Your Technology is Keeping You Awake [INFOGRAPHIC]
Among the key findings:
- 90% of 18-29 year olds sleep with their smartphones
- 95% of people use the phone for something just before going to bed
- Half of people check their phones immediately if they wake up during the night
This is a huge problem and why I recommend to parents that kids charge their cell phones in the kitchen. Combine this with the fact that it hurts academic performance and is linked to sports injuries and there should be enough motivation to realize that it hurts children (and adults) in every way.)
Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher
Change your habits, change your life.
Are we teaching our students to think like this? How do standardized test cutlrures in schools help students create out of the box products like this?—TBH
“Here’s the cool part: The results from the app are within 5 percent of those from commercial spirometers that run into the thousands of dollars. That level of accuracy means the app is already meeting medical standards.
The app, called SpiroSmart, analyzes the sound waves from a strong exhale to judge the health of the person’s lungs. The results from testing on an iPhone 4S were presented earlier this month at the Association for Computing Machinery’s International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing.”
Apps can help us do so many things. This is great.
For many years, when the term “rare gene mutation” appeared in a sentence along with “Alzheimer’s disease,” the news was reliably grim. Today, for the first time, researchers have positive genetic news to report: there is a mutation, also rare, that appears to prevent people from getting Alzheimer’s.
Michael Specter puts this important find into perspective: http://nyr.kr/MjisdY
Research news on the Alzheimer’s front.
Health teachers and coaches will find some interesting lesson plans for teaching their subjects. It is fascinating to see the types of things being downloaded relating to this topic including a “shot put teaching card”, “orienteering and fitness activities” some gymnastics lessons and swimming skill cards. Health teachers will appreciate these lessons.
Oldest living kidney donor pleased ‘to feel useful’
Nicholas Crace, from Overton in Hampshire, is also the oldest “altruistic” kidney donor - he will never meet the recipient of his organ. He said: “It’s nice to feel in old age that one can still be useful.”
His surgeon said a kidney from a live donor “performs better, works quicker and lasts longer.” Mr Crace, who enjoys visiting friends, gardening and volunteering, made the decision to donate last year in the months after his wife, Brigid, died. He said he was no longer able to donate blood after turning 70 and when he looked at donating bone marrow he found out he needed to be under 40.
However, there was no age limit for kidneys, even “from somebody as ancient as me”, he said. He said he was struck by the plight of people waiting for a kidney.
“Apart from going to hospital four times a week, they have a very restricted diet and can’t travel so they live a pretty miserable life and it’s so easy to make that life more agreeable simply by giving them a kidney.”
There were more than a dozen visits to hospital, to check he was fit enough for the surgery and that his kidneys were up to scratch, before the transplant was allowed to go ahead. Mr Crace said, “I don’t think age makes much difference really. It’s whether you’re healthy or not that’s the important thing.”
As for his other organs, he said: “They can take the rest when I’m dead.”
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So, I had a dream about Tumblrs getting tested to be a donor for a certain Tumblr’s mom.
Heartwarming. How many would do this?
Have a purpose in life. It may help you have higher quality life dementia free. A group of 900 relatively healthy individuals from the Chicago area were selected for a study about preventing Alzheimer’s disease. Before the study began, patients were Alzheimer’s-free, and they also answered questions about their purposes in life. During ongoing studies, about 16 percent of the patients were found to have early stages of Alzheimer’s. The individuals who scored the highest on the “purpose in life” test were found to be 2.5 times more likely to remain free of the disease throughout their lives.”