Thursday, September 19, 2013

Food Inc Blog

            When it comes on buying food from companies I believe I fall somewhere in the middle. The reason I attend to be in the middle is because of cost, diet, and convenience. I really enjoy organic foods and fruit and vegetables, but the high price discourages me. I constantly ask myself how am I going to save money and do I really need this? When it comes to convenience at home I have plenty of health explanations considering my parents help a lot. However at school its a little different because there are less choices to choose from. Being a student athlete its important to obtain my body properly so I can perform to the best of my ability. 
            After watching the film Food Inc. it has affected my perspective on food. It showed me a side of the food companies that are deceitful and horrifying.; especially how the way they treat the animals which I believe is not right. Watching what they did to the animals made my stomach turn and made me not eat for good amount of hours. I want to know more about what I'm consuming and information on the companies that make the food I eat.
            Having a healthy lifestyle can be difficult; especially when dealing with pricing. I think its outrageous how expensive healthy foods are. Another thing that makes me upset is how in the film its okay to hurt people just to make money. Our food industry obviously doesn't care. My grandparents ate all natural food. Back in the day they ate healthier than we do now a days because it was genetically adapted. 
            For food labeling I think all foods should have labels on them. Do I think this will change people, I don't think so but maybe some people will read them and change how they way they eat. We consumers need to know what we're putting in our bodies so these labels need to let people know what they're eating. 

Monday, September 9, 2013

Super Size Me Blog

People are less physically active because they have no motivation and the biggest thing is technology. Technology has made everything much easier. Video games and cell phones have taken over. Children now a days would rather play video games than go outside and play. I do think television, computers, and video games have contributed to weight gain because your not doing any movement with your body. Basically your just sitting there with your eyes on the screen. Some people might use television, computers, and video games for exercising such as insanity or zumba but that rarely happens. I asked my parents how physical activity has changed over the years and they said it wasn't as strict. Back then the gym class was forgotten once it was over. Kids weren't taught to take the long view of lifetime fitness. What I would do about this is show kids all of the activities you can do outside and hopefully they will enjoy them. I'd also tell them to go outside and enjoy the nature because it's relaxing and besides, being inside for a long period of time is not good.
Yes, I agree that physical education is a place out there that's offering a solution but it's not the ONLY place. I think school education also offers a solution because if you study and do your work you will have a solution at the end, which is getting a good grade. Therefore, I do agree with Mr. Lawler statements and I feel school education should be included.
The income and social exclusion can affect how healthy someone eats because its more expensive to buy healthy foods than it is junk foods. Their physically active will more likely be insufficient because people are going to buy the junk foods instead of healthy foods because they don't want to spend the money. Therefore, you have a lose to lose situation. Working long hours or shift-work impacts eating and physical activity because your not consuming much food. Basically the reason to this is you don't have time to eat and while working long hours your body is excising while your losing the food you ate that day. This situation happened to a friend of mine over the summer. She told me working long hours benefited herself with the weight she had lost. She feels and looks greats and she said "I'm a new me."