This page is a collection of work presented by HWS298 class at Eastern Oregon University for Fall 2010
The grading is now finalized for the class. Note that I did make an adjustment to the Exam 3 scores, since there was a disparity on average performance compared to the other exams. Also, for the second half of the term I had Zach Heath helping me with this class since he is now team teaching it with me for the rest of the year. Hopefully this clears up confusion if you saw his name on the grading. We both evaluated your work the second half of the term. Please let me know if you need any clarification or have any questions after reviewing your grade information. Thank you for taking the class and I hope you carry what you learned with you well beyond this class.
Estrogen is the main sex hormone in women and is essential to the menstrual cycle. Although estrogen exists in men as well as women, it is found in higher amounts in women. It also contributes to the development of secondary sex characteristics, which are the defining differences between men and women that don’t relate to the reproductive system. In women, these characteristics include breasts, a widened pelvis, and increased amounts of body fat in the buttock, thigh and hip region. Estrogen also contributes to the fact that women have less facial hair and smoother skin than men. Read more »
I thought this was a fun true and false quiz based on the holidays and different weather conditions and how they affect your body.
Stress plays a part in everyones life. Not till my junior year in high school had I been overwhelmed with stress. I have noticed changes and how it makes me exhasted. I become sick and tired, not wanting to do anything. I found this site where it explains the effects stress can have on anything you have going on in your life. I really likes reading the facts that this offered.
Heart Disease: For both men and women, heart disease kills the largest number of Americans per year. According to the American Heart Association, heart disease, which causes heart attacks and strokes, kills more people than all forms of cancer combined. Quit smoking and eat a diet low in fat and sodium to cut your risk.
Cancer: Lung cancer is the cancer responsible for the most deaths in both men and women. Women are also affected greatly by breast and colorectal cancers, according to the Mayo Clinic. Reduce your risk of cancers by not smoking, eating a healthy diet, using sunscreen and getting regular cancer screenings.
What more appropriate than to watch a video on holiday health tips during the holidays :)
1.) What is an invert sugar?
An invert sugar is the process of having equal amounts of fructose and sucrose and having fructose break down the weaker action of sucrose. You can invert the sugars by heating them up and adding an acid such as citric acid.
2.) What is glucosuria? Why does it occur? Describe and explain.
Lately, I've been comming across more and more shows and articles about raw milk. People are desperately fighting for the legalization of the selling of raw milk all over the United States. Now, how do we find out who's right? Scientists, or people who have been drinking raw milk for hundereds of years?
A man gets up from his couch, walks to the kitchen, opens the fridge and reaches out for the 6-pack of Duvel beer. 30 minutes later, six empty bottles are standing on the coffee table, among other empty liqour bottles. Obviously, a chain of voluntary actions has just occurred. Read more »
Lately, for some reason, I have been hearing a lot about vitamin B12 and how I should be taking it as a supplement. I looked on mayoclinic.com to find out why this vitamin is so important and where I could find it in foods and thought that I would share it with the class, just in case they had been hearing a lot about this vitamin too. Read more »
The previous discussion about caffine and dehydration brought to mind to concern for cold weather dehydration, a problem that most people do not think about. Personally, I enjoy winter aerobic activities, in particular snowshoeing. Whether I am hiking (in particular in the summer) or snowshoeing, I always carry the same amount of water, but the consumption of wateris strikingly different. This is a common problem, becuase when we are cold, we generally do not consume as much water as we do when we are hot. Read more »
I make a pot of coffee every morning for myself and those in my house able to get up and face the morning. Generally, I begin the day with a hot 16oz mug before my first class. I make it strong in order to continue the high dosage my cells have become addicted to and receive the benefits of jittery hands, inability to talk, and general dysphoria and nervousness. After this I wait through class to urinate, and then head home to consume another 8oz cup of coffee. I repeat this process once more until my final class, whereupon I have consumed 32 to 48 ounces of strong, dark coffee and am beginning to lose my ability to focus or sit still. Read more »
A recent article in Time Magazine mentioned another positive benefit of exercising. In a study of 1,000 adults found that those who exercised at least five times a week had 43% fewer upper respiratory infections than those who were sedentary. Also, those who reported being in good shape had 46% fewer infections than those who weren't as fit. It's true what they say, "exercise is good for the body and the mind." As a teacher in Connecticut especially at this time of year I come into contact with a lot of kids who are sniffling, coughing, and sneezing. Read more »
This review is for the NordicTrack ZS Commercial folding treadmill. I bought the treadmill from Costco 2 years ago for $899.99. It has since been replaced in their lineup with the Reebok T 12.80 Folding Treadmill, also, for $899.99. As far as I can tell, besides the name and color, there is absolutely no difference between the two. They are manufactured by the same company (Icon Health & Fitness) and have the same description, technical details, and parts including display (Icon Health and Fitness, 2010).
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This workout from myfitteru.com is a quick, intense, full body workout that you can do at home. Each part of the workout is only 30 seconds long and two times through them all is one set. You do three sets of the circuit, so six times through total. The instructor shows a couple exercises that I have never seen before such as: side planks with knee drives, one arm tricep raises, and tricep blasters which is a plank straight to a push-up. The tricep blaster is my favorite because it works the triceps, chest and core in one motion. Overall, this workout is great for when you need a quick burn, but don't have time to get to the gym or don't have a gym membership.
Sometimes when we read articles, we are shocked by the newly discovered phenomena. Same goes for studies - We believe everything we hear, and tend to forget to be critical of anything. It should be remembered, however, that health news nor health related studies are free of errors. I looked over the following study Read more »
If your cafeteria food gives you the creeps and you're all about packing your own brown bag lunch this school year, take this quiz before you do! Find out which essential nutrients you need in your midday meal to keep your energy up, as well as how to switch things around so you're not eating the same thing every day.
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