Open Strong – Pinkpineapples23

It’s so cliché to say that being physically active will help you stay fit and healthy, but not many people know the other benefits it actually provides. Enduring in physical activity allows you to enhance your muscle development and it can also enhance your development skills. Which can allow students to do better in school. Many schools provide physical activity, but do they enforce it? Do they know the benefits it provides?

Children who are physically active do better in school settings than children who are inactive. Being physically active at a young age can improve their brain health and their academic success. After participating in physical activity, the students pay better attention and respond quicker to some cognitive tasks.

Visual Rhetoric – Pinkpineapples23

Know Your Girls :30 |Breast Cancer Risk Education| Ad Council

0:00-0:03 – It starts out zoomed in on one woman, who is the main character, then zooms out to other women who are in the picture. They could be her friends and/or family. These women are looking straight at the camera with a serious face. You can tell that by how straight their faces are. Then the screen fades.

0:04-0:07 – The scene has now changed, but it started out again on the same woman then zoomed out to show the others. They are celebrating that they just graduated. They have a banner and they have on their caps and gowns. They are very happy, you can tell by the smile on their faces. Then the screen fades.

0:08-0:10 – The same women are now in a home. They are consoling the main character as she lays on her mother’s lap, looking upset. They are sleeping over and watching a movie because they are wearing their pajamas, one is eating popcorn, and another one is looking a VCR tape. Two other girls and the mom are paying attention to the main girl who is upset. The screen goes black.

0:11-0:14 – The women are now getting ready for a wedding. They all have smiles on their faces. The bride is being helped with her shoes and her veil by two of her friends. Three others are taking a picture of themselves as they wait for the bride to be ready. Screen fades for next scene.

0:15-0:17 – This scene now only has three people in it. The main character is around her mother and her significant other. She is sitting in the chair looking at her new born baby she is holding with a smile on face. Her mother is standing over them with a smile on her face while she looks at the baby. Her significant other is sitting on the floor, leaning on the chair admiring the baby. The screen goes black.

0:18-0:21 – It is now only the main character, she is standing, and the background is black. A light is shown on her from the shoulders up. She is staring at the camera with an expression on her face. Her face looks as though she is holding back her tears. She then closes her eyes.

0:22-0:23 – Her head is now down. Her eyes are still closed. Even though her head is down you can still see that she is upset by her face. Her eyes are shut tight and her eyebrows are scrunched.

0:24-0:26 – She slowly lifts her heads up starting with her eyes. She is in the same position she started in. She is now looking back at the camera but this time words are now on the screen. On the screen it says, “Knowing your breasts can save your life.” Then the screen goes black.

0:27-0:37 – On the screen is a website to learn more facts about breast health.

 

White Paper – Pinkpineapples23

1.Physical activity, Fitness, and Physical Education: Effects on Academic Performance

The Content of the Article: The relationship between physical activity and physical fitness to brain health and to academic performance. Children should be provided with physical activity breaks, may increase time and attention on a task in a classroom setting.

What it proves: Physical activity is related to cognitive development and a healthier body. Children who are physically active outperform the inactive and unfit children for a short and long term. Overall, increases of physical activity improve the brain structure and the function that underlies academic performance.

2. Physical activity may help kids do better in school

The content of the article: Physical activity improving a child’s academic performance. Providing different studies assessing children in physical activity and comparing them to children who are not activity. Providing in school physical activity can benefit the kids.

What it proves: Children who are physical activity do better on test then children who are not active. Fitness in kids tends to corelate with higher socioeconomic status which strongly predictive of academic achievement. Where activity was added in schools, children who were at risk for obesity are now in the normal body range of mass index.

3. Preschoolers not getting enough physical activity in child care

The content of the article: The children spent 73% of tier time sedentary. They are claiming that the more active the children are at an early age the more likely they will maintain a higher activity level throughout their childhood.

What it proves:Spending little time on physical activity risks setting patterns for inactivity that will follow the children into their childhood. They have barriers that inhibits them to provide the children with physical activity, the space is not safe for play and the fear of the children getting hurt.

4. Physical activity: Benefits of exercise for health and wellbeing  

The content of the article: Provides the benefits of physical activity in different categories. The Categories are health, brain function, and emotional and mental health.   

What it proves:Physical activity helps to develop the children’s movement skills. Moderate intensity can increase the size of an area of the brain where learning and memory are involved. Being physically active can reduce any anxiety for people who have heightened anxiety. It will allow children to make more friends if they are physical active, especially in sports.

5. The Value of Movement Activities for Young Children  

The content of the article: Movement is important in a young child’s life. It can help not only motorically but emotionally and socially. They can benefit from many different types of motor activities. Movement can also help children with disabilities.

What it proves: Cooperative activities can help children learn to work together which can help them socially. The simple activities can help long reaching skill that can assists a child later in life. For children with disabilities, movement activates is a starting point for further development in other areas.

PTSD Claims – Pinkpineapples23

“But she’s got a warrior’s skills: hyperawareness, hypervigilance, adrenalinesharp quick-scanning for danger, for triggers.”

  • This is a categorical claim because she named the “skills” as examples, when they are actually symptoms of PTSD. Which could also make this a categorical claim.

 

“He’s on of 103,200, or 228,875, or 336,00 Americans who served in Iraq or Afghanistan and came back with PTSD, depending on whom you ask, and one of 115,00 to 456,00 with traumatic brain injury.”

  • This a factual claim. The author provides the number of Americans who served that came back with PTSD. This can also be an Evaluative claim because even though she states how many Americans served she goes on and says, “Depending on whom you ask.” That means that some would agree, and some wouldn’t.

 

“Imagine there’s a murderer in your house. And it is dark outside, and the electricity is out. Imagine your nervous system spiking, readying you as you feel your muscles, the alertness shooting around inside your skull. And then imagine feeling like that all time.”

  • This is a Causal claim. It tells the effect of if there was a murder in your house and how your body would be feeling at the moment. It would also be a categorical claim, the author says, “Imagine feeling like that all time.” Which gives off the way people with PTSD feel like at times.

 

“Hypervigilance sounds innocuous, but it is in fact exhaustingly distressing, a conditioned response to life-threatening situations.”

  • This is a causal claim. It shows the cause and effect, the life-threating situations would be the cause and the hypervigilance which is exhaustingly distressing.

Stone Money- Pinkpineapples23

Money is something that everyone wants, its something we strive for. In today’s world, our money is mostly controlled by banks. Now think, when was the last time you saw your money? Lately the only way we could be able to “see” our money is by looking at the slip of paper we got before leaving the bank or looking at an app from our bank that shows how much money we own. If we don’t get to physically touch and see our money, how can we claim it? Is it even there?

After listening to “The Invention of Money” on the NPR broadcast, it really had me thinking where does our money actually go? They talked about how Brazil was saved with a lie. In 1990 Brazil had an 80% inflation every month, that lasted for 5 decades. They tried to find a way to fix it by listening to many presidents, that didn’t work out for them. Then three men came up with the idea of tricking people into thinking that the currency was real. There would be no coins for anyone to own, everything would be virtually. They needed everyone to believe in it and they did. This compares to our banks because we never see our money once it goes in and if we take money out we think it’s ours but it’s truly not. This leads me to another story told on NPR Broadcast about an Island called Yap.

Yap was a place where the money they had was stones. The stones weren’t just average stones you would see now a days, they were huge stones made out of limestone. Being as big as they were, no one was going to move them. Once you have purchased something, the stone would be yours and everyone would know. There was no marking your name it because it wasn’t necessary. To obtain these stones they had, they had to travel to another island on a boat carve the stone then bring it back. Unfortunately, one time there was a bad storm, so the men had to let the stone go. The stone sank to the bottom of the sea and surprisingly still had value to it. How can something you can’t see have any value to it? The Value of money is in our heads, it is what the government wants it to be and we go along with it.

After reading “Island of Stone Money” by Milton Freedman, it opened my eyes that the government tells us how much worth our money is. Money is created it really does not have any value until the government decides to put a number on it. In the “Island of Stone Money” the German government came over to the Islands and just claimed. They interfered with the daily lives of people who lived there. They didn’t need to fix anything up, but they did and if anyone was disobedient to the chief then the government decided to claim their money by using paint. So, the islanders didn’t want that to happen, so they followed everything the chief wanted so they could keep their money. If you think about it, it is just like this society today. The government takes our things or claims our money if we don’t pay something off. They can freeze our bank accounts which mean we cannot access the money we have. Which now leaves us with nothing. That’s how some people feel when they use bitcoin. Bitcoin is not a place where there is actual money. The money you think you have does not have value and can be stolen from hackers. Just like a government tells us how much money is worth, Bitcoin is worth how much a random person is willing to pay you.

You can never really say something is yours. The bank loans the money to whoever needs it, so it is not your money that you have in your account. After reading these stories, I can now have a better understanding as to how money works and know that the money I have is not really mine, even though I worked for it. The money you have is not worth anything unless someone tells you. Hold on tight to the money you have that you can actually see and hold because before you know it, it won’t be around anymore. Everything will be electronic, and bills won’t have any value to them at all.

 

Resources

Friedman, Milton. “The Island of Stone Money.” Counterintuitive, Stanford University, Feb 1991, https://counterintuitive2015.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/stonemoneyessay.pdf

Glass, Ira. “The Invention of Money.” This American Life, 19 Feb. 2018, http://www.thisamericanlife.org/423/the-invention-of-money

Reeves,Jeff. “Bitcoin, Not In My Portfolio” MarketWatch, 31 Jan. 2015, https://www.marketwatch.com/story/bitcoin-has-no-place-in-any-portfolio-2015-01-28

 

 

Summaries – pinkpineapples23

Summary 1

Do multivitamins really work

It seems counterintuitive that the multivitamins we thought makes us healthier actually put us at risk for diseases. A study of postmenopausal women was done in 2009 and it showed that multivitamins didn’t protect them from the disease that where studied, which were heart disease, lung, breast, and colon cancer. Another study was done 3years later and ended up with similar conclusions. Not only does it put you at risk for diseases, but it is also a waste of your money.

An oft-cited study concluded that regular vitamin users are more likely than non-users to get their quota from the foods they eat.  This may cause many people to exceed the recommended daily limit of certain vitamins and minerals which could be dangerous. For example, a pregnant woman who takes standard multis containing the retinol form of vitamin A can increase the risk of birth defects. The food and drug administration’s do not regulate the labeling of supplements. A law was then passed that forced manufactures to put a warning label on supplements that could cause health risks, the industry opposed it. They believe in the safety of their products. The need to take vitamins every day is not necessary, we can get adequate nutrient intake from what we are eating.

Summary 2

The Daily Shower Can Be a Killer

It seems counterintuitive how showering, something you do every day, can put you at a big risk of getting hurt or even worse. For elderly people, falling is a common death. Their quota is 15 more years of life, which means they have 5,745 more showers left when showering every day. That gives them the risk of falling in the shower 1 in 1,000 chance. A study was done that compared Americans’ perceived ranking of dangers with the rankings of real danger. It was concluded that we exaggerate the risk beyond our control and we underestimate the risks we can control. We believe that the risks we underestimate could never happen to us, but they can no matter how careful you are.

Summary 3

Elderly Animals

It seems counterintuitive that older animals’ emotions seen in animals can be photographed while the emotions we humans experience are not to be photographed. The photographer Isa wanted to capture the animals in their natural state of emotions, she didn’t want to capture their sentimentality because it felt disrespectful. She decided not to take pictures of her parents who were older, and one had Alzheimer’s disease. A year after she discovered petey (an old horse) she was mesmerized and fell in love with him and stayed the whole day and took pictures. This is how the whole project started. The pictures she takes are given to the caregivers and they find comfort in them, mostly when the animal has passed. Not only did the pictures help the caregivers, it also helped Isa, to her this was her way of coping with her family and not being able to take pictures of them.

My Hypothesis – pinkpineapples23

  1. Kids should exercise.
  2. kids should participate in daily physical activity.
  3. 60 minutes of physical activity is required for kids.
  4. Kids need to participate in moderate physical activity for 60 minutes to benefit them.
  5. Kids who participate in 60 minutes of physical activity will improve their muscles  and motor skills.
  6. Enduring in moderate physical activity for 60 minutes or more will allow kids to work on physical fitness while improving their development skills.