Ethel’s health and wellness weekly tips

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Ethel Yagudayeva, Staff Writer

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Week

11/11- 11/15

Exercise of the Week- 25 sit-ups

Food of the Week- Turkey or Tomatoes

Moto of the Week- It’s never too late to get started!

 

The summer has been long for most of us. During these relaxing and super hot days, nobody and nothing stopped people from eating more food than before. During the school year, our schedule between eating and studying is pretty balanced, but during the summer, the only way to cool off was to eat as many pints of ice cream as possible, as well as eat out in restaurants and cafes more often, and exercise less, unless some particular people took up professionally swimming. But don’t fret! Get out of your comfort zone and follow some tips on how to feel happier and more comfortable from day to day life. 

 

Standards-

 

Everybody is different and significant in their own ways. There is always a positive side and a negative side to everybody, and it’s sometimes hard to embrace them. Don’t try to be who you aren’t, because nobody else’s standards matter to you than your own. YOU set your goals, and YOU do what YOU want to do, the way you want to do it. Don’t bring yourself down because of your weight, height, size, strengths, shape, or style. Everybody has their own tastes, but if you aren’t happy with yours, than try to reconnect with yourself, and recognise what you aren’t satisfied with. 

 

Research-

 

Banner Health set up weight standards according to each person’s height. These results were medically proven to be an accurate average of weight for every single different person. The website is here below:

https://www.bannerhealth.com/staying-well/health-and-wellness/fitness-nutrition/ideal-weight

 

If you don’t like where you sit on the charts, that’s ok! Set your goal. How much do you want to weigh? Is it achievable? The answer is yes. Anything is achievable! Remember your goal, and stick to it. You can do it!

 

Why Is This Important?

 

Studies show that body shaming is a huge factor in our society today. Only a few people have reported about being body shamed and uncomfortable with who they are. Fat shaming involves criticizing and harassing overweight people about their weight or eating habits to make them feel ashamed of themselves. Many people believe that giving “helpful advice” to people who don’t meet other people’s standards is ok, and actually affects people in a positive way. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. Some harmful effects of body shaming includes:

  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Self-Esteem Issues
  • Suicide

According to The HealthLine, numerous studies have indicated that depression is very common between obese people, and those who believe they are obese. “In a study with 2,436 people, severe obesity was associated with a 21 times greater risk of suicidal behavior and a 12-times greater risk of attempted suicide.” 

 

School is a safe place, so everybody should feel that way. No doubt, there will always be people who are ignorant, and don’t want to accept people for who they are, shaming them, and affecting their identity and experiences. 

If you do not feel safe, don’t hesitate. Talk to your counselor, family, or any supportive adult around you. Pay attention to the back of your ID, because Safe2Tell is a telephone line that will help you with any problems regarding serious bullying.

Safe2Tell Colorado 1-877-542-7233 safe2tellco.org

 

If you see such bullying, report it. Start Here. Start Now. At least help this school feel like a safe place for studying, and making important life time connections.

 

Starting next week, I will be posting different tips on how to feel comfortable with yourself, and love yourself the way you are! Remember, don’t try to change yourself to suit others. Because other people don’t care. Care about your opinion, and yours only!

 

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