Thursday, April 23, 2015

Are you Depressed?

Do you ever feel like not getting out of bed in the morning? Not wanting to do anything, wanting to shut the world out, not wanting to talk to anybody. Well, maybe you should , this could mean that you are depressed.

What is Depression?:
Depression is when you are feeling sad or you have "the blues" as National Institutes of Mental Health states it.  It interferes with your daily life, and depression is a common thing, but a serious illness. There are several of depressive disorder:

Major Depression: This gets in the way of you working, sleep, study and enjoying your life. You lose energy and all of you motivation to do anything.
Psychotic Depression: This occurs when a person is severely depressed. The National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH) state that the patient has false beliefs, has delusions, hearing or seeing upsetting things.
Bipolar Disorder: Also called Manic- depressive illness. This is not as common as major depression, but important. To know you have this, is characteristic by cycling mood changes.

There are many ways to see you or a loved one is depressed. Talk you your parents if you are experiencing any of these symptoms. Contact a mental health professional to help you or your loved one.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Music Causing Hear Loss?

The music keeps getting more louder and louder,but the headphones are the ones that are making it more difficult to listen. Here are the ways you can tell if you are losing your hearing:

  • Ringing,
  • Buzzing,
  • Roaring, or Hissing in your ear.

  In America, Dr. David Levin (an ear specialist) has confirmed that listening to loud music can cause hearing loss. “If you overuse your headphones, if you listen to loud music for an extended period of time, it will cause damage to the inner ear that is unfortunately not reversible.” Dr. Levin says that the hearing loss beings in the ages to 10-25. This has been happening more frequently in our generation.
What Are You Destroying?
When you are listening to your music loudly. You are damaging the hair cells in the back which is not good for you. This can impact you high frequency hearing. This allows you to hear voices and noises. Doctors say once the damage is done it's done.
So, how loud is your music?
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 12.5% of children from the ages six to 19 have suffered permanently damage to their hearing.Doctors in the American Osteopathic Associations say 1 in 5 teens have hearing loss! The rate is 30% higher than it was in the 1980's and 1990's. They believe that this is from the headphones and technology has changed over the years. Dr. Levin says that you can listen to your favorite music, but listen to it on a low volume. So the next time you want to listening to your music and blast it, just remember that you might want to keep your hearing and not go deaf; because once it’s gone it’s gone.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Too Big?

 In the United States,obesity has been a problem and has been getting worse. Center for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC)
have confirmed that obesity has experience increase in children over the years. In the past 30 years, children obesity has doubled (in children). Children from the ages 6-11 in the U.S. (who were obese) have increased to 7% in 1980 and nearly 18% in 2012.
    However the obesity percentage for young adults from the ages 12-19 (who were obese) have increased from 5% to nearly 21% in the same period of time.


Progressing to Americans progressively more obese caused by eating disorders,laziness,and just the over all processed environment.The signs of your body telling you that it is overweight is when your clothes become too small or tight, breathlessness,you feel more tired, high blood pressure etc. 


There are many helpful ways to prevent obesity from happening to you. Be physically active! What this means is that,  you can do active things with your wonderful body like running,doing a sport,exercising,hiking etc.Anything that involves moving around and getting your heart rate up! Another way by lowering the risk of obesity is having a healthy lifestyle! Eat more fruit and vegetables and drink water not just sugary drinks.All you have to do is, take a little bit of time out of your day and get active!