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Teaching & Learning

To write successfully, one needs to know who their target is: that is, their desired or expected readership. Students are more motivated and engaged when their coursework has a purpose. The first step in every writing endeavor is to identify one’s audience. A blog allows you to change and adapt to various readers as your site matures, which is a good thing. Because the journey is the reward, educational blogs have a distinct edge over other forms of content.

When I have public for my blog articles, the students and professors may contribute more information, comments, and suggestions. This may spark learning and growth. Teachers were formerly the audience, but that is no longer the case. The instructor may now assist their pupils in discovering their audiences. This is not a harrowing experience. One may start small and grow up to a worldwide audience that can give a variety of viewpoints over time.

An audience with a genuine connection is a strong tool. Knowing that someone other than the instructor will view their effort might inspire kids to work harder. Students are more motivated and engaged when their coursework has a purpose. It is also possible for readers to give more information and resources, seek answers to inquiries, etc. This may spark learning and growth.

Blogging is a great way to assist your children in learning the digital skills they will need in the future since the conventional classroom is rapidly changing throughout the country. Blogging may be used to bridge the gap between reading and the rest of the curriculum and cover other learning requirements.Https://www.edweek.org/teaching-learning?intc=main-topnav. Ed Week Ryan Lanier is a great blog resource for educators and students who want to stay up-to-date on current events in the classroom. By browsing this blog, I may easily obtain professional development packages, e-books, and connections to other educational blogs (Teaching & Learning, 2020).

References

Teaching & Learning. (2020, November 24). Education Week. https://www.edweek.org/teaching-learning?intc=main-topnav

Negative Impacts of Steroid use on Athletes

The use of steroids by athletes has been identified to post detrimental impacts in their life. Even though most of the long-term effects of steroid use have been contained within the epidemiological studies, these adverse effects have been underreported because they occur many years after the actual service. One recent review has linked 19 deaths of athletes between 1990 and 2012 to anabolic steroid use (Reyes-Vallejo, 2020). Nonetheless, many athletes who use steroids also use other drugs, making it challenging to link their deaths with steroid use.

The use of steroids negatively impacts the cardiovascular system of athletes. For instance, it results in high blood pressure and decreased functioning of the heart’s ventricle, necessitating cardiovascular diseases such as artery damage, strokes, and heart attacks (Reyes-Vallejo, 2020). Furthermore, steroids also increase an athlete’s risk of blood clots within their blood vessels, thus disrupting the efficient flow of blood. Moreover, steroid usage is also responsible for causing infections among athletes. The sharing of contaminated needles while injecting the steroids puts these athletes at a higher risk of contracting viral diseases like HIV and hepatitis B and C (Reyes-Vallejo, 2020).

Besides increasing the risk of contracting viral infections, steroid use also disrupts the average production of hormones in the body. The male athlete may experience decreased sperm production, reduced functioning of the testes that leads to low testosterone levels, and the shrinking of the testicles also referred to as testicular atrophy (Reyes-Vallejo, 2020). Furthermore, it may increase the risk of males contracting testicular cancer, especially when steroids are combined with insulin-like growth components. Among female athletes, steroid use causes masculinization, where the breast size and body fat decrease, the skin grows coarse, and the voice begins to deepen (Reyes-Vallejo, 2020). Finally, steroids use among athletes exposes them to liver damage, tumors, and a rare health condition identified as peliosis hepatis, where blood-filled cysts develop in the liver (Reyes-Vallejo, 2020). These cysts may rupture hence resulting in internal bleeding that may even cause death

Reference

Reyes-Vallejo, L. (2020). Current use and abuse of anabolic steroids. Actas Urológicas Españolas (English Edition)44(5), 309-313. Retrieved on 15th November 2021, from https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2173578620300627

five negative impacts of use of steroid among athletes constitutes;

  • Headache
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Trouble in sleeping
  • Restlessness

Alternatively, the link (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZI5ycbNYa6U) also weighs the option between the negative influence of steroid use by the athletes. It indicates that steroids increase an athlete’s risk of blood clots within their blood vessels, thus disrupting the efficient flow of blood. Moreover, steroid usage is also responsible for causing infections among athletes. The sharing of contaminated needles while injecting the steroids puts these athletes at a higher risk of contracting viral diseases like HIV and hepatitis B and C. Besides increasing the risk of contracting viral infections, steroid use also disrupts the average production of hormones in the body.

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Can money make us happy?

In terms of psychology, happiness is defined in two ways. It is a collective word relating to different theories of well-being, which can include having a positive outlook on life and yourself, having valued and rewarding experiences, and functioning positively psychologically. Or it can be viewed as an emotion in most theories. Recent studies have shown that most people view themselves as happy individuals. However, the level of happiness can vary from person to person. Today I want to look at the old age question can money make us happy? As It is evident that it is impossible to thrive in this world without money

So what is the truth? I’m sure at this point, someone important in your life has uttered the words “money can’t buy you happiness,” and there has been a tremendous amount of research that supports this. However, it is confirmed that an increase in the money you earn might not make you any happier than you were before. However, some researchers prove that it’s not about how much money you earn but what you spend the money on that can make us happy

The ways that we might gain happiness from money include by using it to invest in experiences rather than in materialistic things; research has shown that we tend to have a hedonic adaptation to material things. But a vacation or holiday will make you happier because you tend to remember the experience. Just that act of remembering alone can result in happiness. Another way we can achieve satisfaction from money is instead of going out and buying something fancy for ourselves, we use that money on someone else or donate to the less fortunate.

Having breaks in between purchases can also help us feel happier. For example, buying more items that cost less instead of buying just one item can help us prevent our adaptation to things. In conclusion, it is safe to say that how we spend our money is more critical concerning our happiness compared to how much money we earn.

https://think.ing.com/downloads/pdf/article/if-money-doesnt-make-you-happy-you-arent-spending-it-right

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/319287771_Happiness

How to make health and fitness a lifestyle.

Nasm uses the internet media for marketing their ideologies to reach out and convince their followers. Living healthy and working out is a decision that is arrived at after observing your body and a willingness to change from your current body shape. However, many people join the fitness lifestyle after being body-shamed by friends and pressure from peers and colleagues. To arrive at your desired fitness goal is a personal decision, but also it is highly dependent on the immediate circle around you.

counter-argument.

The blog uses pictures and images to convince us that we enjoy our holidays and vacations more by living a healthy lifestyle. However, enjoyment and entertainment are not related to the physical appearance rather the individual’s mentality. The idea of chubby people not enjoying their vacations is thus a blogger’s method to encourage more people to embrace the lifestyle. The main objective of using the pictures is thus to promote products like weight loss pills and weight gain protein shakes for skinny people.

We are encouraged to do the exercises that we enjoy to remain consistent with the workouts. Nonetheless, sticking to the same exercise for a long is dangerous as the body reaches a limit where to progress we need to do even what we do not like to achieve our desired goals.

https://blog.nasm.org/behavior-change-and-motivation/how-to-make-health-and-fitness-a-lifestyle

Pet therapy: Animals as healers

Pet therapy is when a person interacts with a trained animal. Pet therapy can be used to provide support to the person. It is a coping mechanism that one can use to help with health problems or mental health. Having the presence of animals can help someone feel better.  

Pet therapy can help reduce one’s stress or anxiety. Having the presence of an animal is helpful and can help with the person’s situation. In college, they do have pet therapy. During exam week, one can touch animals to help reduce their stress. This very calming experience.

Pet therapy has many health benefits and provides one with support. This is something that can be implemented in most places. Mental health is a reason for people to have service animals. Many people face mental illness and pet therapy is a resource one can use. If Animals are a comfort for you they will help with your treatment.  

Benefits of pet therapy:

  • Stress Levels
  • Pain
  • Anxiety
  • Loneliness.

https://journals.lww.com/nursingmadeincrediblyeasy/fulltext/2020/01000/the_benefits_of_pet_therapy.2.aspx

https://www.certapet.com/psychiatric-service-dog/?gclid=CjwKCAjwn8SLBhAyEiwAHNTJbXFJs5dd35D637eErRZll14XJbY3ya-UcS_c2wrTH-rlngsACM1XPhoCLMcQAvD_BwE

Distractions While Driving

Did you know that distracted driving kills approximately 9 individuals each and every day?

  • Other people’s/ children
  • Pets / animals
  • Taking hands off the wheel
  • Eyes wandering
  • Usage of electronics

In the world we live in now, it’s easy to get distracted especially while driving. From texting and
driving and eyes wandering across the street and you driving into a pole. There are 3 main
types of distractions while driving that can all lead to a car accident or injuries to you and other
passengers/ pedestrians . First one is visual- taking your eyes off the road to text back or use
your GPS. Second is manual- taking your hands off the wheel to reach for something. Lastly is
cognitive- your mind spacing out somewhere else to the point you forget your driving. Statistics
show younger drivers tend to email/text while driving as they are leading in distracted driving

Ways to prevent distracted driving

  • Avoid phone usage completely- have an idea or know your route
  • Speak up if your another passenger in the car.
  • Avoid eating or doing tasks while driving
  • Have everything arraigned before putting the car in drive gear

Arrive alive, don’t text and drive