Monday, November 25, 2013

Exercise Specialist

People, especially my parents have told me since day one to do something with my life that I will enjoy. They want me to have the feeling of wanting to go to work, not complaining to go to work. My major here at Muskingum University is Health and Fitness, Physical and Health Education. What I'm doing with these majors is being an Exercise Specialist. I want to teach clients how to exercise and lift the correct way. I want to help others become better while doing these and most importantly don't want them to get injured. I also want to teach classes such as Zumba, Pilates, Yoga, etc. I love to dance and these classes have a friendly environment. Also a lot of people don't like to run or lift and prefer to do some type of dance. I love to be healthy and fit, therefore I feel being an Exercise Specialist will fit me.

Don't Want to Workout but Want to Lose Weight

     It's very common having people not wanting to workout. One of the biggest tools you need is motivation. Motivation is very important because not having it will not make you workout. People look at working out differently. Usually most people hate working out because they either have no motivation or don't enjoy doing it. However some people think working out is a great thing because it releases stress and makes your body feel a lot better.
     People that don't have motivation to exercise I would bring up about taking dance classes such as Zumba, Pilates, Yoga, etc. Whats neat about these classes are you meet new friends, you go your own speed, and most importantly you have fun. I attend these classes because I love to dance while listening to music. I also used to be a dancer so I pick up on the choreography quickly. I feel these classes are great to attend because they're always fun and you're getting the workout in rather than running which isn't always fun.


     In this world there are many stereotypes. When it comes to men and women you can easily pick some out. One example is women working as an electrician. People would judge and say women can't keep up with men. Another example is men being nurses. People would judge them by saying it's a "women's" job. On a positive note about men nurses is they have a higher opportunity of getting a job and possibly get paid more. 
     When it comes to working out between women and men, we obviously all know men are stronger than girls but girls can be as strong as men. When it comes to lifting, women have a weak upper body and men have a strong upper body. Women obviously can't do as much reps and weight as men, but can lift a lot for having a weak upper body. Me personally, I have a very weak upper body but, however my legs are very strong. They say women have stronger legs than men which I think is great. I feel people shouldn't judge women when lifting but everyone knows it's still going to happen. What I would tell women is keep doing what you're doing and focus on yourself, not others. 

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Time Sheet

    The area that surprised me on how much time I took would be exercising. My total for the week was fourteen hours and thirty minutes. I practice mostly three hours a day but it doesn't feel a lot until you add up the total hours. However, I don't mind it because not only am I getting in shape but I'm practicing with my teammates that I love. The area I spent significantly small amount of time is getting ready. I spend five hours through the week. I usually have some type of physical activity everyday so I have to be in those type of clothes. Therefore, it doesn't take me a while to put on athletic gear. When I have the opportunity to look nice I do and would obviously take a little longer.

PiYo/ Stress Blog

 When Rachel told us about doing PiYos next class I was excited. During PiYos I was loving it. I was a dancer so I felt the moves weren't too difficult and I picked them up quickly.  The moves and balancing felt good on my muscles and joints. I was able to concentrate during it, but sometimes I realized I would hold my breath or not breath the correct way. Rachel said to basically breath out loud because it makes the tension in your body let out and releases stress. My favorite part was at the end when we laid on our backs and closed our eyes and pictured where our happy place was. I thought it was relaxing and it made you realize how great life can be. When the exercise was over I felt relaxed but tired as well. My body felt it could move in different ways such as flexibility. I would definitely do it again because I love working out. In the future I'm looking forward to having my own classes of PiYos, Yoga and Zumba. 

Monday, October 21, 2013

Psychosocial Health

     Drug companies or the physicians who prescribe antidepressants to adolescents are responsible for the suicides of children taking such drugs because one of their jobs knowing their patient very well. They should know if their patient is allergic to a drug or how much amount the patient should take. I also feel parents should be informed of warning signs to watch for their child because if something happens, the parents will be prepared on what to do instead of worrying. The fact their child is on an antidepressant they definitely don't need to start worry and not knowing what to do if something happens to their child.

"Modern antidepressant drugs which have made billions for the pharmaceutical industry will be banned from use in children today because of evidence, suppressed for years, that they can cause young patients to become suicidal." 

   I think antidepressants administered to children should be banned because children are too young to be talking them. From ABC News Video we watched in class, few of the girls they showed were thinking of suicide.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Stress and Mental Health Blog

       Stressors happen frequently throughout life. Everyone goes through them. They can be chronic, constantly recurring or acute, happening very little. My stressor's are school and playing basketball. I feel most stressed with these because I want to do well and make my family proud. I think sometimes I want it so bad that it hurts me in the end. Instead, it should be natural and let it come to me. Yea these stressors can affect my life but not in a chronic way; more in an acute way. When I feel stressed the issue I face is having trouble sleeping because all I think about is negative thoughts with school and basketball. The stressor I'll always have in life is probably the economy; how to manage my money on how this society is. Hopefully in the future I have a well paid job and be able to provide for my family. To handle stress I try to stay positive and tell myself "everything will be okay."

Challenge: Cell Phone Game

      I went home this past weekend and on Sunday my family and I had lunch. Before we ate I told everyone to put their cell phones in the middle of the table and have the ringer on. First one to answer a text or call before the meal is over has to do the dishes. At the table was my mom, dad and brother. My brother right away was starting to complain because he's attached to his phone. At one point my brother and mother's phones went off. My mother didn't touch hers but my brother did obviously. He couldn't take it because he had a few messages he didn't want to ignore. Therefore, he ended up doing the dishes. My parents loved this idea because we were all interacting with each other.