Posts Tagged Health
by admin, June 9, 2012
About fifty years ago when TV became a common household item there was much public concern expressed as to the effect it would have on the learning capacity, and disciplines of children and the youth of the day.
Today when personal computers are part of the furniture in most homes the same concerns are being expressed, especially worries about the effects of computer games on children. Concerns have been voiced about risks associated with health and decreased academic achievement at school or college.
Certainly some computer games have a violent content which may encourage aggressive behavior and falsely teach the child that violence is a norm of life. But many computer games are turning out to be natural teachers. They motivate the child to repeatedly interact with the material being displayed, they are a source of lesson practice, and furthermore can provide rewards for learning/playing well.
Continue reading Effects of Computer Games317 words, reading time ~ 1:16 mins
by admin, November 1, 2011
A marathon is considered to be a race between competing athletes run over distance exceeding approximately 43 Km or 26 miles. For any runner to run over such a distance then considerations have to be given to general fitness and health, with not the least consideration being the effect of marathon running on the body.
The main effects will be felt by muscles, bone and the heart. Let us just see what is involved in long distance running.
- General Health. There is no direct evidence that marathon running is either beneficial or not to the body. It is certain that any long distance runner must stoke up on carbohydrates prior to the event to provide the necessary energy, and to ensure that supportive footwear is worn to prevent injury.
Continue reading Effects of Marathon Running333 words, reading time ~ 1:20 mins
by admin, July 21, 2011
Vitamin D is an essential vitamin for bodily health. It is a fat-soluble vitamin typically found in fish, liver oils, and eggs.
Although vitamin D does exist in certain type of food, it is also produced within the body by exposure to sunlight, and is sometimes referred to as the ‘sunshine vitamin’. Vitamin D plays an important role in ensuring that sufficient of the mineral calcium is present for the correct development and health of bones and teeth.
Effects of Lack of Vitamin D.
The main cause of Vitamin D deficiency is insufficient exposure to sunshine. Lack of Vitamin D will often cause weakness in bone tissue, leading to softer bones and eventually problems with the entire skeleton. Other effects can show as –
Continue reading Effects of Lack of Vitamin D280 words, reading time ~ 1:07 mins