MaKayla C.

~"We makeour choices, and then in the end our choices make us"~
Andrew Ryan

In the article "The Doctor Will See You Now" it talks about daily choices and this quote says, "Our genes are modified by the choices we make every day – the foods we put in our bodies, the chemicals we are exposed to, how active we opt to be, and even our social environments."

So if we choose to do something not healthy for ourselves then the result will be unhealthy. For example if we choose to smoke we run a risk for ourselves but also for others around you. In the Secondhand Smoke article it states, "Since 1964, approximately 2,500,000 nonsmokers have died from health problems caused by exposure to secondhand smoke." So this proves that even if you don't smoke you can still be harmed by others who are addicted. In the “Healthy Utah” website it says "from smoking too much you can loose eye sight." i think that would be awful to loose one of your senses due to your poor decisions...

But on the other side if you work out and eat healthy and sleep the amount of time you need then your health will exceeded. For example in the “Healthy Utah” website there is an article on random facts about health… one fact was “Banging your head on the wall burns 150 calories an hour!” Even though most of us don’t bang our heads on the wall to get our daily exercise… but this shows how even the littlest things can burn calories.

For a more realistic example to be healthy is to be happy, and to be happy is to be healthy. In the same “Healthy Utah” website a fact says, “People who laugh a lot are much healthier than those who don’t. Dr. Lee Berk at the Loma Linda School of Public Health in California found that laughing lowers levels of stress hormones, and strengthens the immune system. Six-year old kids have it best- they laugh an average of 300 times a day. Adults only laugh 15 to 100 times a day. Laughing not only lowers stress, but it also burns more calories than doing a bunch of crunches.”

So in conclusion, decisions determine destiny, therefore if you choose to eat junk food or smoke, or drink alcohol, or do drugs then you will not have a very promising future. But on the flip side if you choose to do great things with your life, than you will -statistically speaking – enjoy yourself more.