Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Mental illness is not a convenient excuse

It is little wonder that the stigma surrounding mental illness persists (''Mum's the word'', April 20). Such is the media-cultivated perception of those who suffer from a mental illness that many of my friends struggle to believe I have a bipolar spectrum disorder. Quite simply, because I don't behave like a moron.

Too often when a crime or act of stupidity is committed, a defence of mental illness is proffered.

Most recently, Todd Carney and Anthony Watts from the Sydney Roosters were , respectively, caught drink-driving and charged with assault before their depression was broadcast by media outlets. The same has applied to the actor Matthew Newton, and the footballers Ben Cousins, Andrew Johns, Brendan Fevola and Wayne Carey to name only a few. That these men have become the public faces of depressive-related illnesses is an insult to those who suffer from and battle the dreadful symptoms with dignity. Even more so because it could easily be argued that these celebrities have made choices which create, worsen or exacerbate their respective conditions.

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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Some info in reducing weight

Obesity occurs when you eat calorie and fats food and not exercise. There are many people who misunderstand that only by dieting you can reduce weight. If you think that way then it doesn’t help in reducing weight. So it is important to exercise and eat healthy foods. You can try this at home but you won’t reduce your weight as in weight loss retreat. The retreat helps you in choosing balanced food and reduces your weight by planning a workout schedule.

The workout provided by the weight loss camps are cardio sections, ab sections, muscles strengthening section, bike ridding, hiking and many more. The workout given here are different everyday so that you don’t get bored. There are people who get bored at gym and so they never join for any weight loss program. You always have an option for joining the weight loss retreat where the exercises are not repeated. Another reason for gaining weight is people have forgotten to walk. Due to advance in technology people prefer to go in vehicle. One of the techniques for losing weight is water. This can be tried out at home also.

If you are really very eager to lose weight in a month then you can join the weight loss boot camp. They give you a military training along with other workouts. The main merit of this is they provide you an accommodation and also food. The food is prepared by their chef with the instruction of nutrition. When you enroll here a trainer, therapist and nutritionist is specially assigned for your training. The dietician helps you in choosing the best balanced food for you. Another merit of this place is you can have steam bath anytime you need. You can also take advantage of spa and sauna after a long tiring workout. You can have fun and reduce your weight at boot camp. The atmosphere at boot camp is like you are on vacation and having an adventurous trip.

One of the biggest benefits in joining this camp is saving money and time. The time and money you spend at gym are not worth it plus your efforts for losing weight are not beneficial. Where as the weight loss boot camp accommodates a place for you and provides foods in lesser price than gym. These camps are specially designed for over weight adults. Like wise you have fits camps for children. These help in losing weight and choosing healthy food. Apart from reducing weight and healthy food they teach discipline and manners to behave in public places.

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