The video below, lists the health risks associated with crash dieting and outlines the benefits of gradual weight loss.
Short-term health risks include feeling exhausted, irritable, stressed and craving for food all the time. Dieting does not provide ones body with required vitamins and minerals and hence, the person experiences fatigue all day. On the other hand, long-term risks of crash dieting include osteoporosis (weakening of bones due to lack of calcium in diet) and eating disorders like anorexia (food restrictions despite having a thin figure) and bulimia (eating large amounts of food in a short period of time).
Crash dieting allows for faster weight loss however, the more weight one looses through a starvation diet, the more their metabolism slows. Hence, slower metabolism means more chances of weight gain in the future as normal diet begins. As a result, healthy eating and staying active are the two main factors for healthy weight loss. One should aim for gradual weight loss i.e., loosing 2-3 pounds a week rather than losing 10 pounds a week through crash dieting.
Crash Dieting Cycle. Image Source: FlickrCredits to the Diet Cycle.
Body dissatisfaction is one of the main causes of crash dieting. We often compare our body size and structure to other people and judge ourselves without realizing that each person is different and has their own body type. A person maybe lean and skinny while another weighing the same may be broad structured. So, before comparing our body size to others we should keep in mind that we all are different and we should accept our body the way it is. We should not put our lives in jeopardy by adding on the extra stress and pressure through crash dieting. Research has stated that many cycles of crash dieting may cause organ failure as our vital organs don’t get enough energy to function and they begin to burn tissues of heart, leading to heart failure in future.
Therefore, stay happy and active and never do crash dieting. Love your body the way it is and gift it with proper nutritional food. Never compare yourself to others and loose weight through starvation. Choose gradual weight loss over crash dieting and than see how satisfying the results are.
Many of us take time for granted. When our professor announces that we have few weeks to complete an assignment, we all procrastinate and leave it for last minute. The night before, we cram and stress ourselves out and by doing this, even if we get the assignment done on time, the results are poor. While many take this as a learning lesson and improve their time-management skills, there are still students who tend to repeat this activity and make it a part of their life. They continuously leave work to last minute and stress themselves out. They lack time management skills and have trouble setting priorities in life.
According to research, fear of failure leads to procrastination. Many students don’t start their assignments on time because they underestimate themselves and lack confidence. They think that they won’t be able to do well on their assignment so, they keep pushing it off to a later day, which indeed is not the right approach to take. They should have faith in themselves and perform tasks to the best of their ability. Procrastination only gives us short-term success and for long- term achievements in life we have to learn to use our time wisely and set our priorities and goals accordingly.
What most university students struggle with is, completing their tasks on time? They are not able to decide whether attending a party or finishing a term paper is more important. The video below shows what students do to procrastinate. They tend to follow the crowd without realizing what the consequences will be. Studies show that this behaviour of theirs, leads to stress, anxiety, cramming, all-nighter and intake of large amounts of caffeine and other energy drinks. All these activities pose a threat to their health thus, leading to poor grades and low self-esteem.
As a result, to avoid procrastination as mentioned in the video below, students should set small goals and priorities in life. They should adopt smart study skills and eliminate the word ‘perfection’ from their dictionary.
So, for better performance students should have their day planned out and have short reminders set up for upcoming assignments. Breaking tasks into smaller ones also reduces stress and allows on time completion of tasks. If motivation is what they lack than by inserting small rewards after completion of small tasks can increase concentration and make work more entertaining. Therefore, managing time wisely grants students the privilege of grasping more opportunities in life.
Violence is everywhere, but it is not always observed because it occurs behind closed doors in the homes of many. You might have wondered why certain children behave differently and are not able to cooperate and express themselves while others are extraordinary and have exceptional communication skills. Well studies show that a child’s behaviour reflects that kind of environment they are raised in.
Parental violence is a common occurrence in various families no matter what religion or race and is reflected in their child’s behaviour.
Children Witnessing Parental Violence. (Image Source: English Articles)
Children who grow up seeing their parents fight are more likely to portray aggressive behaviour in the future. They don’t develop social skills and tend to spend time alone. They get aggressive easily and pick up fights at school. Their performance at school is very poor and they are not able to build relationships in life.
Along with aggression, we see in the video below, parental violence also affects children’s mental growth and health and leaves them in trauma thus, weakening them emotionally. Children develop a fear in their mind when they see their parents fight and this stays with them throughout their life. Parental violence damages children emotionally. Instead of developing with the love and care of their parents, they grow up seeing violence and distance away from their parents. This stays in their mind and affects their ability to think and perform cognitive tasks properly. Children who grow up in such an environment are more likely to experience mood anxiety and personality disorder. They are neglected and left alone at the time of their life when they need their parent’s support and care the most. Even as adults, they experience loneliness and are not able to stand up for themselves.
Credits: Youtube and The Children of Domestic Violence
This is the link, to the story of the little girl in this video. It shows how she was affected by parental violence and struggled to live a happy and confident life as an adult.
Furthermore, a researcher at Cardiff University, states that parents fighting and slamming doors and disagreeing over certain issues in front of their children affects a child mental health and weakens them emotionally.
As a result, to cope up in life these children need extra attention and counselling. Parents need to be careful of what kind of relationship they share in front of their children. Children need to be given love and affection and need to grow in a happy environment in order to mature into healthy adults. Children should be free of any emotional or mental stress that interferes with their healthy growth and causes them to drift away from their families leading to stress and loneliness in life.
Therefore, parental violence is discouraged especially in front of children as it affects their mental stability along with their ability to perform cognitive tasks in life.
Have you ever wondered if it’s possible to fill up your car tanks with waste by-products? To use the organic waste that you and your family produce to power your commute to work? Well now with the new 2015 Chevrolet Impala, the wait is over! But as Doc talks about in the video below, it’s a little more complicated than just throwing your organic waste in the tank and driving off.
Instead of using waste directly, the Impala runs on biofuel. This revolutionary source of energy comes from the methane that microorganisms emit after they breaking down organic waste material in oxygen depleted environments via anaerobic metabolism.
This biofuel, also known as Renewable compressed natural gas (CNG), is made from recycled waste and has several key advantages. First off, CNG is produced through anaerobic digestion. This process uses far less energy than conventional methods of natural gas production, where natural gas is extracted from deep within the Earth and transported to refineries to be processed. Furthermore, production of CNG also allows us to sidetrack waste from landfills and incinerators that pollute air, soil and water hence, protecting our environment. The benefits to our environment do not end there! According to the California Air Resources Board vehicles running on natural gas have also been found to emit 20% fewer greenhouse gases than gasoline powered vehicles. In addition to all of this, CNG is approximately $1.00 per gallon cheaper than gasoline. With an average mid-sized car having a 16 gallon tank, that could save you a lot of money!
Alas, all that glitters is not always gold. Despite having clear advantages, there are some downsides to using natural gas as well. CNG latter is not as dense as gasoline and given equal amounts of both, will provide less energy. The consequence of this is that the vehicle will have less power and drive fewer miles on natural gas. Additionally, there are only 769 natural gas fuelling stations in the United States compared to 168, 000 gas stations nationwide. This could pose potential problems that like to go on long road trips. But where there is a will there is always a way. The 2015 Chevrolet Impala Bi-fuel, can drive 150 miles on CNG, after which it automatically switches to being powered by gasoline. There is also a button that allows you to switch between the two fuel systems. Below are a few pictures of this revolutionary new vehicle.
2015 Chevrolet Impala Bi-Fuel (Image Source: Chevrolet)
Driver’s can switch between the two fuel sources, CNG and Gasoline by pressing the “CNG” button to the left of the steering wheel on 2015 Chevrolet Impala Bi-fuel (Image Source: Chevrolet)
As the world’s fossil fuel resources are being depleted and expected to run out in the next 60 to 90 years, CNG and other biofuels are clearly a great solution to this problem. Despite having some minor drawbacks, as we see in the video shown below by cngnow, natural gas is clearly much safer for us, the environment, and our wallets!