Why am I sad?
By Roni RountreeRountree
There you were. Just walking home from school when a man in a black, hooded sweatshirt approaches you and asks you, “hey kid, wanna try something?” Next thing you know, you’re in the hospital coughing up a storm seconds from passing away. Our lifestyle choices can majorly impact us without us knowing until it’s too late.
Have you ever wondered how what we eat and do affects us? Obesity in children and adults is growing across the world creating worldwide depression. According to http://www.obesityaction.org/educational-resources... "individuals with excess weight often suffer from depression," this proves that obese people do suffer from depression. Also, http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs311/en... says "Worldwide obesity has more than doubled since 1980." Obesity is growing too rapidly worldwide which is making those who are obese and not obese, depressed.
Obesity isn't the only thing that can cause depression; drugs can have a huge affect on our moods. According to http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-172016/Ecstasy-cause-depression.html, "Taking just one or two ecstasy pills could cause long lasting brain damage leading to depression." This proves that drugs can make you depressed. Lifestyle choices can lead to depression unless acted upon.
Bad lifestyle choices don’t just cause depression; they can also cause physical harm to our body. http://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/ says that smoking can cause much harm to vital organs such as the lungs and heart. Also, http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/ says that obesity can harm your bones by putting too much stress on your joints. That same website also states that obesity can cause diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and coronary artery disease and the site says that obesity can cause stroke and cardiovascular death.
Our lifestyle choices affect our lives in huge ways that can make or break our bodies. Depression can be caused all because we ate too many French fries and milkshakes or because of saying yes to that sketchy guy as a child. Also our lifestyle can harm our bodies in physical ways whether it’s having chronic pain in our knees or dying because of lung cancer.