Lecture 15 (November 1st, 2012)

Some of the responsibilities of the person

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Unformatted text preview: to excessive eating in certain situations o Tend to eat according to rules, rather than their internal states. Disordered Eating: Bulimia nervosa: An eating disorder characterized by dieting, binge eating, and purging. • Binge- eating disorder: it is a form of bulimia, where you eat a lot of food, but it is not followed by the burging of bulimia nervosa. Anorexia: An eating disorder characterized by an excessive fear of becoming fat and a refusal to eat. • • Those with the disorder see themselves as fat despite being often severely underweight. Serious medical and psychological consequences. o 15- 20% die from the disorder. o Early adolescence is when these ailments start to development. Smoking: Unlike obesity, smoking rates in Canada are declining, because people are all becoming aware of all the negative outcomes of smoking. • 18% of Canadian adults (age 15+) in 2008 vs. 25% in 1999 vs. 45% in 1965. Majority of smokers begin in early adolescence, before the age of 18. • Parental and peer influence. o If your parents smoke, you’re more likely to smoke, same with your friends, or if you watch movies where smoking is glamorized, etc. §༊ • False consensus effect: a general phenomena when people tend to overestimate the number of people that engage in something. Teenagers could overestimate the amount of smokers that are out there, and think the majority of people are smoking when that is untrue. Media influence. Its Never Too Late to Quit! As soon as an individual quits smoking, the risk of heart disease and stroke begins to decrease. • Within one year of quitting, the risk of dying from smoking- related heart disease is cut in half. • • Within 10 years, the risk of dying from lung cancer is cut in half. After 15 years, the risk of dying will be nearly that of a nonsmoker. Many smokers need some sort of wake- up- call to motivate them to quit. It's a random thing that clicks that makes people quit. For the professor, it was Johnny Carson dying and talking about his struggles to breathe. The Power of Positivity: Laughter really is good medicine! It reduces pain, reduces stress, makes us feel good, reduces our pain, etc. 2012-11-12 7:44 PM 2012-11-12 7:44 PM...
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