Greta Sanders Essay

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As humans, happiness and an over all high wellbeing is something we all desire. Some search for wellbeing and happiness through extravagant possessions, some through alcohol and drugs and some through religious belief. It seems that two out of the three groups I mentioned are missing the target. Those who are using possessions, drugs and alcohol, could learn from those who are seeking wellbeing and happiness through religious belief. It seems that those with some kind of faith or religious beliefs have an over all higher wellbeing and happiness than everyone else. Gallup scientists have conducted a worldwide study of wellbeing. Upon extensive research Gallup has named five universal ...view middle of the document...

We all start out in life with relatively the same level of physical wellbeing. Most parents, or those who have been around growing children, have been given or seen the sheet of papers you get for a child from birth to around age two that tells the parent how their kid is progressing. After those toddler years parents stop receiving those charts concerning their child’s physical wellbeing because as their son or daughter is getting older, the factors of their physical wellbeing begin to extend beyond buying the right formula and getting enough sleep.
From a growing child to a mature adult, the spectrum of one’s physical wellbeing has numerous amounts of factors and frankly requires more intentional effort, which is why some have a higher physical wellbeing than others. As a growing child, a teenager in adolescents, or a mature adult, it is now up to you to put in the work of obtaining a high physical wellbeing. Washington State University says this, “ A high degree of physical wellbeing is achieved through the development of physical strength, and flexibility, endurance, and optimal nutrition while utilizing safety precautions such as medical self care and appropriate use of the medical system” (Washington State University). The requirements Washington State University gives to have in high level of physical wellbeing is obtainable by anyone with interest. Both those with and without religious belief strive for physical wellbeing. Although both groups are striving, it seems those with religious belief have a higher physical wellbeing. Strength, flexibility, endurance, nutrition, safety, and appropriate use of the medical system are the guidelines previously given to us by Washington State University. Strength, flexibility, and endurance are all obtained by working out. If you went to a gym and asked a good amount of people if they had any religious belief the answers will most likely not be consistent. Some days there may be more people in the gym with faith and some more in the gym without, so how is it that those with religious belief have a higher wellbeing? “ During exercise, two of the important organs of the body come in action: the heart and lungs.” (European Lung Foundation). The heart and lungs are an important part of being able to not only exercise, but also exercise efficiently and well enough to obtain a high physical wellbeing. Both smoking and alcohol negatively affect how well your heart and lungs work. “Every cigarette you smoke damages your breathing and scars your lungs” (U.S. Department of Health and Services). As well as smoking being a hindrance to workout well, alcohol affects not only your heart but also causes many other serious health defects. “Drinking more alcohol increases such dangers as alcoholism, high blood pressure, obesity, stroke, breast cancer, suicide and accidents” (American Heart Association). Each cigarette smoked damages your lungs and in the long run one’s workout ethic will decrease because of the...

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