May 20

Heart Attacks!

You’ve probably heard of a heart attack, Yes a heart attack but have you ever wondered how a heart attack happens or what happens in the process of a heart attack? Well, today I’m here to tell you how a heart attack works.

A heart attack occurs when one or more of your coronary arteries become blocked. Over time, a coronary artery can narrow from the buildup of various substances, including cholesterol. This condition, known as coronary artery disease, causes most heart attacks

A heart attack happens when the flow of oxygen-rich blood to a section of heart muscle suddenly becomes blocked and the heart can’t get oxygen. If blood flow isn’t restored quickly, the section of heart muscle begins to die.

I really hope you enjoyed my text on heart attacks and I also hope you treat your body right by giving it fluids and lots of healthy veggies. Know you know how a heart attack happens and what happens in the process.

January 22

People should get more sleep

Did you know that sleep is very important? People should have more sleep. People will feel tired in the  and need hours more of sleep in the morning. People will be asleep at school or work if they woke up at about 6:00 like my sisters.

Children need lots of sleep because their brains are developing. By the age of 2, most children have spent more time asleep than awake and overall, a child will spend 40 percent of their childhood asleep. sleep is the primary activity of the brain during early development. If children   don’t get enough sleep their brains don’t develop properly and they won’t be as smart.

People are more productive when they get enough sleep. Your brain won’t work as well as it usually does if you didn’t get enough sleep.  People will be too tired to listen to what people are saying if they get less sleep.  More sleep is good and will keep you focused for the day. If everyone had more sleep, you won’t fall asleep during school or work!!

The person bragging that they only slept 4  hours and still do great work, well, they are actually right with what they are saying.The only thing is they have no brain power to make them focused once they lose attention.

You should try to get at least 10 hr or 9 hr of sleep a night for a good sleep. And try doing something that will put you to sleep. So get more sleep so you will be awake during the day.

January 22

Drugs are bad for you

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Did you know 20,000 people die from illegal drug use each year? That’s a lot of people. Drug addiction can cause crime and is a major public health problem. Drugs are a problem and we should do more about it.Lots different drugs could kill you if you use drugs.

Drug abuse will make you very sick.If you ate a pill you will have diseases and there is lots of different diseases.Your mind can go crazy and you can get accidents.Drug abuse can give you lost wages and you don’t want lost wages.Drugs are chemicals that change the way a person’s body works.

Drugs can cause crime and violence. It can cause bad child abuse. Lots of drugs can cause domestic violence. Illegal drugs could cause one in four deaths.

Health care cost on drug addiction.Lung disease killed 4 million people in one year.78 million people die from HIV/AIDS.    They estimated that 34,833 people in died from cirrhosis.Drugs can hurt the body and the brain.

People should do what they want to do.Some people have freedom of speech. We should have freedom of privacy. People must stop abusing drugs.It will lower crime and heath care promebles.

November 21

What are you eating in the school cafeteria?

Do you care about the students who don’t know any better than to eat unhealthy? Do you care about what your child is eating? If you do, you should watch what your child is choosing to eat at lunch. So many kids are getting sick or are obese from school cafeterias.This is unacceptable, because these are the future generations of our nation.These are the kids that will grow up to be scientists, engineers, explorers; so, we DO need to take care at least to be sure they eat healthy!

Young kids are eating this food, and it develops a liking to this food.When people eat this food, it can make them sick and then they can’t do many things, like run and play.One of the worst illnesses to get is diabetes,and it can be really bad to have.When these children grow up, they make poor eating choices.

If kids eat the bad cafeteria food at school they will eat it at home, too, because the food in school cafeterias might taste good, but isn’t good for your body.Some schools serve pizza for breakfast and lunch, and then the kids eat it for dinner, too.

At some schools, the kids don’t even know what lettuce is! Much of the food in school cafeterias is at least 40% bad for you. At some schools,what they do to make chicken nuggets is basically grinding up the chicken, bones in, later breading and cooking, and worse. At some schools french fries count as vegetables! The meat they use is treated with growth hormones and that can get into humans. Then of course the milk is bad too. If there is also natural milk, the kids choose the flavored milk.

Each year, hundreds of kids get sick from cafeteria food.The food in school cafeterias is not healthy, especially to young kids.Some kids know this and are okay with it, but they should not be. Most kids don’t though, and they need to. If kids know this, they might want to stop eating the cafeteria’s food!

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November 9

About Drugs

My class is doing a health topic and right now we are studying about drugs. We learned that not all drugs are bad for you but you should NEVER take a drug from a kid, teen or untrusted parent! There are all sorts of drugs. There are pills, liquid and inhalants (those with poisonous fumes). We also learned that some drugs are called OTC drugs or over-the-counter. Oh yeah, I forget to tell you about medicines. Medicines are a type of drug but they are not as strong as prescription drugs. Drugs are not always bad for you they sometimes help you heal when you are sick BUT if you don’t follow the instructions correctly you might find your self getting sick or hurt.