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Happiness :)

Many people say that if you do what you want in life you will be happy. I truly believe that is true but apparently there was a study done which shows that happiness is a practice. You have to learn to be happy… Which is quite weird. But if you think about it… you are only happy while doing what you want because you are enjoying it… you have learned how to be happy doing it! Here is the article that talks about this very interesting view of Happiness 🙂

A Better Kind of Happiness By Will Storr

This is amazing “because it makes finding happiness a real possibility” 🙂

Hope you like it!

The attorney tells the accused, “I have some good news and some bad news.”

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The attorney tells the accused, “I have some good news and some bad news.”
“What’s the bad news?” asks the accused.
“The bad news is, your blood is all over the crime scene, and the DNA tests prove you did it.”
“What’s the good news?”
“Your cholesterol is 130.”


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Anorexia

Definition: An eating disorder characterized by abnormally low body weight, fear of gaining weight, and a distorted perception of body weight

 

Symptoms

  • Physical
    • Extreme weight loss
    • Abnormal blood counts
    • Fatigue/Insomnia
    • Low blood pressure
    • Swelling of arms or legs
  • Emotional/behavioral
    • Severely restricting food intake – dieting, fasting
    • Self-induced vomiting to get rid of the food
    • Fear of gaining weight
    • Social withdrawal
    • Refusal to eat

 

Statistics

  • Anorexia is common: there are more than 200,000 cases in the US alone every year.
  • Between 90 and 95 percent of people with anorexia are women and girls, and the condition usually arises in the early-mid teen years.

 

How to Feel Better

  • Once anorexia becomes severe, it can take over someone’s life. Make sure to talk to a doctor or someone you trust, because there are so many people out there willing to help you.
  • Remember that thinness ≠ self-worth
  • Take appropriate vitamin and mineral supplements – potassium and zinc are particularly helpful for making you feel better.
  • Don’t isolate yourself from your parents, friends, or people who care about you.
  • Resist the urge to weigh yourself! You’re beautiful the way you are.

 

Sources

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/anorexia/home/ovc-20179508

https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/anorexia-nervosa

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/anorexia/symptoms-causes/dxc-20179513

http://www.caringonline.com/supplements-for-eating-disorder-recovery/

Schizophrenia

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Definition: Schizophrenia is a chronic and severe mental disorder that affects how a person thinks, feels, and behaves. People with this disease may feel like they have lost touch with reality.

 

Symptoms

  • Delusions
  • Hallucinations
  • Disorganized speech and movement
  • Lack of motivation
  • Being withdrawn from friends and/or family

 

Statistics

  • 1% of the population worldwide is diagnosed with schizophrenia
  • 1.2% of Americans ( 3.2 million ) have the disorder
  • About 1.5 million people will be diagnosed with schizophrenia this year around the world
    • US – 100,000 people will be diagnosed

 

How to Feel Better

 

  • Join a self-help group. Whether this is an online community or a once-a-week session at your local church, find people you can talk to. Self-help groups connect you with others in the same boat, and spending time you need can give you much-needed and deserved support.
  • Learn about stress management and relaxation techniques. There are a huge variety of things you can do to destress and feel more relaxed, which will help you cope with symptoms. Some simple ways to feel better are getting enough sleep (for teens, around 9.25 hours a night!), exercising, and meditation.
  • Professional help. There are many antipsychotic medications and “talk” therapy clinics available to help you. Get the help you need – you’re amazing and you deserve to feel better!

 

Sources

 

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/schizophrenia/basics/symptoms/con-20021077

http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/schizophrenia/index.shtml

https://www.mentalhelp.net/articles/schizophrenia-symptoms-patterns-and-statistics-and-patterns/

http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/conditions/schizophrenia

April Calendar

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Challenge Recap

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As our health month comes to an end, I want you to look back at all you’ve done. This week, have you been able to relax more? Are there any tips you have that helped you calm your mind? Please comment down below and share your thoughts or your experiences, we’d love to hear them 🙂

Challenge: Take a little break, go outside, relax!!!

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Take a little break, go outside, relax!!! You deserve it 🙂

Every day this week, or as you see this, take a break! Do things you enjoy and step outside and experience nature. 🙂

Challenge Recap

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Challenge Recap: Good job this week! Were you able to maintain a healthy schedule in order to get an appropriate amount of sleep? Did you feel a difference the next morning and for the rest of the day?

Story: Getting enough sleep isn’t impossible. Enjoy your rest!

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Story: Getting enough sleep isn’t impossible. Enjoy your rest!

It’s not impossible! I promise you, getting at least 8 hours of sleep every night is not impossible.

I realize that everyone has busy schedules, so it is hard to finish everything you have to do in order to get an appropriate amount of sleep. Procrastination gets us all. It is hard to go through an entire day of school where all we do is focus on our work, only to come home to do exactly the same thing. Taking a break and watching a movie may seem tempting, but it is important that we find the self control to finish everything we need to do.

I have always been a person who values my sleep, right from a young age. I place limits on myself so others do not have to tell me to go to bed or start working on my homework. By doing so, I have been able to get the right amount of sleep for me.

My friends are not one to value sleep as much as they should, and it worries me to see them exhausted and unenthusiastic the following day. There are always people who worry about you, wanting to make sure you get the proper rest you need. We do too! Please go and enjoy your rest!

Challenge: Get at least 8 hours of sleep every night.

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Challenge: Get at least 8 hours of sleep every night.  

Taking time to rest has its benefits. Not only does it improve your mood by making you more energetic, it helps you do better in school and sports.  🙂 Head to bed!