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Living A Balanced Life
Transcript of Living A Balanced Life
Bridges Group 2 Living A Balanced Life Healthy Alternatives for College Students Emotional Health Finan¢ial Exercise Instead of:
Refined grains (such as white bread and white rice)
Sweetened desserts (such as cookies, cake, or ice cream) Student Health Issues Why is it important to be physically active? Group Leader:
Jessica Trinidad Risk Factors: •Poor home relationships growing up
•Learned negative beliefs
•Effects of medications
What is depression?
Depression is a mood disorder in which feelings of sadness, along with other symptoms, can interfere with a person’s normal day-to-day activities for a long period of time. Depression How will you know if you are depressed? Some of the symptoms of depression are:
Fatigue and loss of energy
Trouble making decisions or concentrating
Disturbed sleep or insomnia
Thoughts of death or suicide, suicide attempts
Feelings of worthlessness or guilt How to get out of the depression? To get out of your depression, here are some tips that could help you:
Take medication (always check with a doctor first)
Get involved in outdoors activities (keep your mind busy)
Interact with other people, (go to social groups)
Going to counseling (psychotherapy) Physical and Emotional health connections: •Getting enough sleep
•Avoiding bad habits (such as drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, etc) More ways to improve mental health: •Think positively
•Look into learning new things
•Try avoiding situations that trigger anxiety, fear, depression, etc.
•Make time for personal downtime
•Be sure to appreciate the good things you do have. BayCare Some signs that should make you look into calling are:
•Inability to sleep
•Feelings of hopelessness or helplessness
•Problems concentrating in school or work
•Use of substances or food to cope with stress
•Thoughts of suicide Bad Health •A poor diet can lead to energy imbalance
•Increase one’s risk for overweight and obesity
•Hunger and food insecurity might increase the risk for lower dietary quality and under-nutrition. In turn, under-nutrition can negatively affect overall health, cognitive development, and school performance. Poor Dieting Try these:
Grilled or baked foods
Whole grains (such as whole wheat bread and brown rice)
Low-fat milk or soy milk
Baked potato or sweet potato
Water or seltzer
Fruit The End
Thanks for listening! DEBT $793 BILLION In 2011, 23,000 PER STUDENT Financial Problems Financial $olutions WANTS!!!
Wants are things that can wait until your priorities are obtained.
Outside influences are also a major factor in why student debt is so high! Cash or Debit Cards
Spend money you ALREADY have, don’t rely on a loan from a friend or company. Pell grants or scholarships
There are many that apply for pell grants.
Hundreds of scholarships provide great opportunities Needs (not wants)
Put priorities before wants
Ask yourself: "Do I really need this?”
Make smart choices
Don't give in to peer pressure!!
Seek professional help
Talk to a financial advisor! * It increases your chances of living longer
It can decrease chances of you getting chronic diseases
* You feel better about yourself
It brings you motivation to do things with your life
* It decreases your chances of becoming depressed
Exercising takes your mind off of the tough things you may be going through life * You’ll sleep better at night
Your body will be tired by the end of the day which causes you to get more/better sleep.
* You’ll have stronger muscles and bones
This will decrease the chances of you breaking any bones or injuring other parts of your body
* You can be with friends and/or meet new people
Doing physical activity can be a way for you to bond with people What can happen if you are not active? * You will gain weight
By not being physically active you have no way to burn all of the calories you consume and before you know it, it starts showing in places
* You will get lazy
Since your body won’t be used to any type of physical activity, the thought of any effort will discourage you
* You have no type of glow to your body
When people see you, you’ll come off looking dead or frail
* Many chances of diseases
Your body will be weak therefore you’ll be more likely to get sick and your body won’t be strong enough to fight it off
* It can take toll on your mental health
Anger and/or depression will start taking over OR (800)878-5470