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Benefits of exercise

Benefits of exercise
Step right up! It's the miracle cure we've all been waiting for. It can reduce your risk of major illnesses, such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and cancer by up to 50% and lower your risk of early death by up to 30%. It’s free, easy to take, has an immediate effect and you don’t need a GP to get some. Its name? Click on the links below to find out if you're doing enough for your age: Exercise is the miracle cure we’ve always had, but for too long we’ve neglected to take our recommended dose. This is no snake oil. People who do regular activity have a lower risk of many chronic diseases, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke, and some cancers. Research shows that physical activity can also boost self-esteem, mood, sleep quality and energy, as well as reducing your risk of stress, depression, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. “If exercise were a pill, it would be one of the most cost-effective drugs ever invented,” says Dr Nick Cavill, a health promotion consultant.

Salutogenesis Antonovsky's theories reject the "traditional medical-model dichotomy separating health and illness". He described the relationship as a continuous variable, what he called the "health-ease versus dis-ease continuum".[1] Derivation[edit] The word "salutogenesis" comes from the Latin salus = health and the Greek genesis = origin. Antonovsky developed the term from his studies of "how people manage stress and stay well".[2] He observed that stress is ubiquitous, but not all individuals have negative health outcomes in response to stress. In his 1979 book, Health, Stress and Coping, Antonovsky described a variety of influences that led him to the question of how people survive, adapt, and overcome in the face of even the most punishing life-stress experiences. In salutogenic theory, people continually battle with the effects of hardship. Antonovsky's formulation was that the GRRs enabled individuals to make sense of and manage events. Sense of coherence[edit] Fields of application[edit]

Solipsism Solipsism ( i/ˈsɒlɨpsɪzəm/; from Latin solus, meaning "alone", and ipse, meaning "self")[1] is the philosophical idea that only one's own mind is sure to exist. As an epistemological position, solipsism holds that knowledge of anything outside one's own mind is unsure; the external world and other minds cannot be known and might not exist outside the mind. As a metaphysical position, solipsism goes further to the conclusion that the world and other minds do not exist. Varieties[edit] There are varying degrees of solipsism that parallel the varying degrees of serious skepticism. [edit] Epistemological solipsism[edit] Epistemological solipsism is the variety of idealism according to which only the directly accessible mental contents of the solipsistic philosopher can be known. Methodological solipsism[edit] Methodological solipsism may be a sort of weak agnostic (meaning "missing knowledge") solipsism. Main points[edit] See also: Solipsism: Relation to other ideas (below) History[edit]

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Dietary mineral Dietary elements (commonly known as dietary minerals or mineral nutrients) are the chemical elements required by living organisms, other than the four elements carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, and oxygen present in common organic molecules. The term "dietary mineral" is archaic, as it describes chemical elements rather than actual minerals. Chemical elements in order of abundance in the human body include the seven major dietary elements calcium, phosphorus, potassium, sulfur, sodium, chlorine, and magnesium. Important "trace" or minor dietary elements, necessary for mammalian life, include iron, cobalt, copper, zinc, molybdenum, iodine, and selenium (see below for detailed discussion). Over twenty dietary elements are necessary for mammals, and several more for various other types of life. Most chemical element that enter into the dietary physiology of organisms are in the form of simple compounds. Essential chemical elements for mammals[edit] Periodic table highlighting dietary elements

Locus of control In personality psychology, locus of control refers to the extent to which individuals believe that they can control events that affect them. Understanding of the concept was developed by Julian B. Rotter in 1954, and has since become an aspect of personality studies. A person's "locus" (Latin for "place" or "location") is conceptualized as either internal (the person believes they can control their life) or external (meaning they believe that their decisions and life are controlled by environmental factors which they cannot influence, or by chance or fate).[1] Individuals with a high internal locus of control believe that events in their life derive primarily from their own actions: for example, when receiving test results, people with an internal locus of control would tend to praise or blame themselves and their abilities, whereas people with an external locus of control would tend to praise or blame an external factor such as the teacher or the test.[2] History[edit] Applications[edit]

Kaspar Hauser Kaspar Hauser (30 April 1812 (?) – 17 December 1833) was a German youth who claimed to have grown up in the total isolation of a darkened cell. Hauser's claims, and his subsequent death by stabbing, sparked much debate and controversy. Theories propounded at the time linked him with the grand ducal House of Baden. History[edit] First appearance[edit] There was another short letter enclosed purporting to be from his mother to his prior caretaker. A shoemaker named Weickmann took the boy to the house of Captain von Wessenig, where he would repeat only the words "I want to be a cavalryman, as my father was" and "Horse! He spent the following two months in Vestner Gate Tower (de) in the care of a jailer named Andreas Hiltel. Statue of Kaspar, old city centre, Ansbach, Germany Hauser's story about his life in a dungeon[edit] He claimed that he found bread and water next to his bed each morning. This tale aroused great curiosity and made Hauser an object of international attention. Burial[edit]

Conversation analysis Individuals involved in a conversation take turns speaking. Turn-taking refers to the process by which people in a conversation decide who is to speak next. It depends on both cultural factors and subtle cues. Overview[edit] The steps involved in the conversational process occur in order to maintain two important elements of conversation: one person speaking at a time and the space in which one person stops talking and another begins.[1] Turn-taking is a part of the structure and systematic organization of conversation. Turn-taking in conversation is not stereotypical of any type of person, conversation, or language. Turn-taking and gender[edit] Turn-taking in male-female interactions is highly salient. Language and conversation are primary ways in which social interaction is organized. Cultural variation[edit] This demonstrates culturally different floor management strategies. Fumi san te doko kara dakke? Overlapping talk while turn-taking[edit] Cultural variation of overlap and timing[edit]

Irish Universities Association The Irish Universities’ Association (IUA) (Irish: Cumann Ollscoileanna Éireann) is the representative body of the seven Irish universities and is based at NUI offices in Merrion Square, Dublin. The IUA is a non-profit making body, in 1972 the five Heads of Irish Universities decided to establish a conference to provide a forum for joint action on matters of common concern to the universities, it was created in the late 1970s as the Conference of Heads of Irish Universities (CHIU)(Irish: Comhghairm Cheannairí Ollscoileanna Éireann) and was formally incorporated in 1997 with charitable status and adopted its current name in 2005. The mission of the IUA is to collectively formulate and pursue policies which advance education and research in the universities of the Republic of Ireland. The IUA Council consists of the presidents/provosts of each college and in addition there are five standing groups, viz; Financial, Research, Registrar, HR and Secretaries. Members of the IUA[edit]

How to Dress, Act and Behave Like a Trinity Orts Student « « Trinity Halls Trinity Halls So… yaw. I’ve been in Trinity so long now that I can barely even remember my loife before my epic L.C catapulted me into university greatness. In fact, I can barely remember my second level education and am sometimes thrust into uncertainty when I am asked of the difference between the standards of university, and the standards of secondary school, (also I’m doing Orts so loike, yaw, uber challenging.) I cringe inside when I think of the days when I was forced to wear my long skirt that didn’t show off my super toned calves and my totes grubby Dubes. So you can imagine how surprised I was when I walked into college a couple of weeks back to find that my utopia – the Orts Block – had been invaded by little secondary peeps on a tour of my home. So, if your parents aren’t loike, super loaded loike mine, I suppose you’ll have to loike, work or something because you need money for a totes new awesome wardrobe. So this is all well and good but what will you need? So, yaw. By Shauna Cleary

Ego Defense Mechanisms in Psychology 101 at AllPsych Online Section 1: Introduction to Development, Personality, and Stage Theories Section 2: Motor and Cognitive Development Section 3: Erikson’s Stages of Psychosocial Development Section 4: Freud’s Stages of Psychosexual Development Section 5: Freud's Structural and Topographical Model Section 6: Freud's Ego Defense Mechanisms Section 7: Kohlberg’s Stages of Moral Development Ego Defense Mechanisms We stated earlier that the ego's job was to satisfy the id's impulses, not offend the moralistic character of the superego, while still taking into consideration the reality of the situation. Before we can talk more about this, we need to understand what drives the id, ego, and superego. Sex, also called Eros or the Life force, represents our drive to live, prosper, and produce offspring. Now the ego has a difficult time satisfying both the id and the superego, but it doesn't have to do so without help. Ego defenses are not necessarily unhealthy as you can see by the examples above.

Transition Words • • • A complete List of English Transitional Words and Phrases As a "part of speech" transition words are used to link words, phrases or sentences. They help the reader to progress from one idea (expressed by the author) to the next idea. Thus, they help to build up coherent relationships within the text. Transitional Words This structured list of commonly used English transition words — approximately 200, can be considered as quasi complete. It can be used (by students and teachers alike) to find the right expression. There is some overlapping with prepositions and postpositions, but for the purpose of usage and completeness of this concise guide, I did not differentiate. Agreement / Addition / Similarity The transition words like also, in addition, and, likewise, add information, reinforce ideas, and express agreement with preceding material. in the first place not only ... but also as a matter of fact in like manner in addition coupled with in the same fashion / way first, second, third in the light of not to mention to say nothing of equally important again to