Zone Dieting - 336 words
Protein, protein, protein-thats all I hear at my 24 hours gym. I thought that people in my gym talked about it because protein is what you need to take in order to build muscles. However, people used those proteins to lose weight. I was astonished about this ZONE dieting. This protein can help build peoples muscles or lose their weights. Basically, this ZONE dieting is to take high protein and low carbohydrate instead of not eats at all. Many people choose something called 40-30-30. It means taking 40 % carbohydrate, 30 % protein, and 30 % fat. This plan should help people lose one to one and a half lbs of fat a week, without getting hungry. Successful way to this diet is that we need to sta ...
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Body Image - 1,074 words
Through the use of imagery, the display of life-styles, and the reinforcement of values, advertisements are communicators of culturally defined concepts such as success, worth, love, sexuality, popularity, and normalcy. Of particular concern over the past two decades has been excessive use of sexual stereotypes, especially of women. Women are directly affected by this advertising, beyond the mere desire to purchase the product or service described. The influence of the media on people is tremendous, and the effect of advertisements that direct images of beauty, and the perfect slim figure have a harmful effect on a great deal of the world's population, especially women. The media has portray ...
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Dancing With Anorexia - 773 words
September 5, 2000 Writing from Recall (final draft) As a young girl, nothing made me feel more grown-up than getting ready for holidays with my mom and her sisters. The women on my moms side of the family gathered in a spare bedroom of my grandparents home and prepared themselves for the festivities. The excitement was exhilarating and I felt special to be included in this sacred ritual at such a tender age. Make-up cluttered the vanity, countless articles of clothing, pairs of pantyhose, socks, and shoes littered the bedroom floor, and the noise from the constant conversations was deafening. As much fun as we had during those times, the core of these memories for me is the focus that was pl ...
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Eating Disorders And Society - 3,436 words
... disorders are complex illnesses that affect adolescents with increasing frequency. They rank as the third most common chronic illness in adolescent females, with an incidence of up to 5%, a rate that has increased dramatically over the past three decades. Two major subgroups of the disorders are recognized: a restrictive form, in which food intake is severely limited (anorexia nervosa), and a bulimic form, in which binge eating episodes are followed by attempts to minimize the effects of overeating via vomiting, catharsis, exercise or fasting (bulimia nervosa). These eating disorders are complex illnesses, which in 90% of the cases affect young women in their teen years and early 20s. T ...
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Bodybuilding - 333 words
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Body Image - 614 words
BEAUTY has always preoccupied women. But over the past two centuries, as women have gained more rights, the association of self-worth and appearance has intensified. "There has been this enormous change from girls being principally concerned with good works to now being concerned with good looks as a measure of their self-worth," says Joan Jacobs Brumberg, author of "The Body Project: An Intimate History of American Girls" and "Fasting Girls: The History of Anorexia Nervosa." Brumberg attributes the transformation in girls' behaviors to changes in technology, the coming of mirrors, modern hygiene, the rise of consumerism and popular culture. Attitudes towards attractiveness and ideals of bea ...
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Dietary Issues - 2,207 words
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Body Obsession In The Media - 1,214 words
... ressure for unreasonable image standards is directly effecting the Caucasian girls as opposed to others for their ideal differs than that of other cultures. Research has proved that different cultures have different ideals of the perfect body and different standards of beauty. For example, studies have shown that white and black girls have different images of the "ideal girl". White girls, much more than black girls, opt for an unrealistic body of 5'7" 100 pounds. Much of the cultural diversity with body image has to do with the role models of that particular culture. A majority of women seen on TV and magazines have what seem to be flawless bodies with the most recent fad of the waif lo ...
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Death Be Not Proud - 1,596 words
Death is a creature that takes the life of an individual. The book Death Be Not Proud by John Gunther tells a story of a young boy's life facing death. The reality is that everyone is born and everyone must die. Life for everyone is hard and no one said that life was going to be easy. Johnny Gunther, John Gunther's son, a young boy and he experienced death in a very cruel and painful ordeal. Death is nothing we can hide from and because of that we must face the fact that Death will appear in our lives when it is our time to die. Johnny Gunther was an average young man. He was seventeen when this whole ordeal happened. Johnny came back for Christmas vacation. " Johnny came home for the Christ ...
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Pancreas - 1,090 words
... x-rays are taken. These pictures aid the surgeon by helping he or she plan the operation. The final test is a laparoscopy. A surgeon guides a small camera through a half-inch incision in the abdomen. The organs in the abdomen can then be examined directly. This is done to find out if the pancreatic tumor has spread to other organs or structures. But what happens if your tumor cannot be surgically removed? There are three other forms of treatment other than surgery for pancreatic cancer. One of the methods is chemotherapy. Chemotherapy is when a patient is given drugs to kill cancer cells. The drugs are given through a vein into the blood stream, or intravenously. In some cases, chemother ...
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Effects Of The Media On Women - 1,139 words
The Effects of the Media on Women The obsession with how a person should look is becoming a national priority among women, especially among young girls and teenagers. Women in general are most preoccupied with being thin. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, this obsession of being thin can usually be labeled in two ways, which are anorexia nervosa and bulimia (Caldwell, 109). What would influence women of all ages to starve themselves to death or to seek out other means of changing their bodies just to "fit in"? In many instances, cultural pressures especially by the media and the remainder of society has caused these problems today. Anorexia nervosa and bulimia are two of ...
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Steriods - 1,667 words
Anabolic steroids are synthetic coumpounds formulated to be like the male sex hormone testosterone. Many athletes use anabolic steroids male and female alike, such as body builders , weightlifters, baseball players, football players, swimmers, and runners. They do so because they mistakenly believe that In a male testosterone is released by the leydig cells in the testes. The testosterone has two main functions androgenic and anabolic. Androgenic is the development of male sex characteristics. Anabolic is the development of To treat patients who suffer from a natural lack of testosterone pharmacoligists alter one form of testosterone slightly, increasing th length of time the drug is active. ...
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The Karen Carpenter Story - 1,283 words
Karen Anne Carpenter was a famous singer / drummer. She is part of a brother / sister duo. Karen was unhappy with her appearance. She started eating less and exercising more. She used laxatives and over the counter drug to vomit. Around 1975, her anorexia became severe. She was constantly under the public eye. In 1983, she died from Cardiac Arrest due to anorexia. She died in her parent house in Downey, CA. There is no single cause for eating disorders. It may have occurred because of Social pressures. Both of the Carpenter kids were born in New Haven, Connecticut to Harold and Agnes. Richard Lynn, the oldest of the duo, was born Tuesday October 15, 1946 at 12:53 a.m. Karen Anne, ...
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Ideal Body - 1,037 words
Several decades ago, consistent research demonstrated stereotypical behavioural and personality traits associated with each of the three somatotypes. These studies suggested that mesomorphic (medium body build) body types were associated with the most favourable traits whereas the heavier endomorphs were associated with being socially aggressive, lazy, and unattractive and the thin ectomorphs were associated with being nervous, socially withdrawn, and submissive. Research has demonstrated that there has been movement away from a preference for an hourglass figure to a less curvaceous and angular shape body (Silverstein, 1986). Correlational research demonstrates the changing ideal of beauty ...
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Gender Stereotype - 540 words
According to the writers in chapter, Gender Stereotyping And the Media, gender stereotypes are harmful to men and women. Gender stereotypes set impossible standards for men and women that lead to unhappiness, loneliness and possibly violence towards themselves. Stereotypes affect relationships between a man and a woman. Moreover, stereotypes dictate the behavior of boys and girls that lead to violence. Rather than combating gender stereotypes, our society reinforces stereotypes by passing them to the next generation and giving labels and names to the people who do not conform to the stereotypes. Hence, the dichotomy is that our society buys into the stereotypes that reinforce abuse, while ty ...
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Marketing - 1,415 words
The media affects everyone in one way or another. Some affects are strong and some are weak, but its always there. Nobody can get away from the media, there are too many forms of it hidden in many different disguises. It can come in the the form of television, radio, newspapers, magazines, movies, posters, billboards, There is no hiding from it, but its not always a bad thing that media is so accessible either. It does have a positive side; T.V. shows can help a person learn a language faster, newspapers inform people of whats going on, radios and movies provide a lot of entertaintment. But, they also take up a lot of time-too That is not the only problem though, many of the ideas expressed ...
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Eating Disorders Among Athletes - 1,967 words
The Growing Problem of Eating Disorders Among Athletes Most people would expect athletes to know the latest fitness and health information. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Eating disorders affect male and female athletes all over the world, causing problems in their performance as well as impairing their health. Moreover, pressure from coaches, who should be the most concerned with the health and performance of their athletes, can be the main cause in the development of eating disorders. Parents and coaches should work together to watch the weight and eating habits of their children and athletes so that they can help prevent these disorders from occurring. There are several types ...
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Anorexia - 527 words
Anorexia is dangerous to the mental and physical aspects in order to achieve the idea of thinness. It is an emotional disorder involving compulsive self-starvation that result in a person being 15% under their normal weight. Anorexia Nervosa means nervous loss of appetite. It doesnt necessary mean they lose their appetite. Frankenberger page 37 says, Anorexics experience severe hunger pains. They fear that they will gain weight which effects their eating habits. The resistance of eating gives anorexics a feeling of self control. As the disease progresses, the food dominates the anorexics life. The disease doesnt have to do with eating and dieting but rather with feelings. Anorexia makes you ...
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Modern Human Experience - 674 words
Society is constantly changing. As time goes by, objects that represent our society change. The world is growing in size and diversity at an extremely fast rate. Certain objects represent our modernkl society such as cell phones, Weight Watcher Shakes, ESPN, and Internet business. Millions of people are communicating by a means of cell phones everyday. Talk to anyone and they have a cell phone or are thinking of purchasing one. One of the reasons as to why they are so popular, is the because of the convenience that they are providing people with. Cell phones can be used almost anywhere, any time. People of all ages have them, ranging from a young teenager to an old man. They give people a ch ...
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Bulimia - 1,122 words
Eating disorders are devastating behavioral maladies brought on by a complex interplay of factors, which may include emotional and personality disorders, family pressure, a possible genetic or biologic susceptibility, and a culture in which there is an overabundance of food and an obsession with thinness. Eating disorder also may be defined, as self-abuse. Two of these disorders, anorexia and bulimia, result from the fear or overeating and of gaining weight. This paper talks about what bulimia means, its causes, symptoms, medical consequences, and treatment. Bulimia is an eating disorder characterized by binge eating followed by self-induced vomiting, the use of laxatives or diuretics, stric ...
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