We are always reminded by doctors and nutritionists to stick to a balanced diet which contains the right combination of foods in the right amounts to provide the essential nutrients needed by the body.
As a rule, our diet should be rich in carbohydrates like grains, and root crops. Protein-rich food like meat, and fish should be taken in moderation, while sugar and fats should be taken sparingly.
People need the food nutrients in varying amounts depending upon their age, sex, actitivites, and physiological condition. Adolescents, like us, need more carbohydrates than our elders who have sedentary lifestyles.
We need to limit our intake of fats of our total food intake. We need to eat more food rich in carbohydrates and some fruits. All these can provide us with the recommended amount of fiber, vitamins, and minerals. And we need to avoid too much sugar because not only does it contribute to tooth decay, but many foods high in sugar are also high in fats. We need to get vitamins and minerals from natural sources, not supplements.
We should also consider the advantages and disadvantages we get from street foods and snack foods because teenagers as we are, we are more attractive to those.
Foods sold in the streets contain a lot of protein and fiber, yet the problem is that, the way they’re prepared and sold. Vendors use low quality, sometimes dirty, ingredients to cut on production costs. They use fish and vegetables that are no longer fresh, and prepare them along busy streets, exposing food to smoke, dust, and other elements.
Snacks contain chemicals that enhance the taste, appearance, and color as well as prolong the life of the food.
In short, to be healthy and strong, one needs a diet with the right combination of foods in the right amounts to provide the essential nutrients needed for growth and development. The regular adolescents
Let us turn to the institution that of education.
When the Americans came to the Philippines, they made universal education one of their major objectives. This was a policy different from that of most colonial powers, who took the position of providing education only for small elite group. The American enthusiasm for education was picked up and advanced by Filipinos both before and after independence.
Literacy is almost universal among those under 40 years of age and the proportion of the population in college is second only to that of the United States. Whether the qualitative standards is a hard question to answer since there is little agreement about the aims and accomplishments of education either in the Philippines or other countries.
Well, in order to broaden our understanding as to what is meant by education, I suggest that we embrace ourselves fully to engage in formal school where we can learn curricular and extra-curricular activities. Thank you.
You know guys? The massive tragedy that had recently faced our country (Philippines) especially in the corridors of Mindanao brought by typhoon Sendong, give us great lessons that we should always be aware of. Yes, for thousands of years, men conquered the nature, yet now we’re beaten it to death. People felt the nature’s wrath and there’s no greater force that could ever be compared when nature attacks.
Resources are very important for organisms continue to exists. A nation benefits more from an organized, clean and unexploited environment because more resources can be harnessed from it. So, it’s a must that they are well taken care of. They need to be protected.
We must not use harmful chemicals on croplands because these chemicals degrade the quality of the soil and cause air pollution. People who engaged in illegal hunting, logging and fishing should be stop. We are living in a world that is fully aware that these activities, causes massive damages. Species are in danger of extinction because of this undesirable practice. Aside, from causing floods and landslides, illegal logging may result in the extinction of animals in the affected area. Trees serve as animals habitat and if they’re gone, the animals will have no place in which to live. Dynamite fishing kills numbers of fish. If fishes die, where do we get one supply of fish?
And the most import is to reuse and recycle. Things like paper may be used again, if paper recycling is practiced, cutting trees will be kept to a minimum. So as plastic materials should also be recycled because they cause air pollution when disposed of through burning.
It needs not few people to work out, but the whole in general that needs to continue find ways in protecting environment and promote sustainable development, I mean the proper and effective using of natural resources to answer the needs of people and maintain stable economy.
The current world’s population had reached 7 billion. Some experts question whether the supply can keep up with the demand given today’s lower growth rates.
Even as supplies are threatened, rapidly developing nations tend to consume more food. Imagine, for example, the expansion of demand for food in China if one billion plus Chinese ate as well per capita as Americans do or suppose every Zfilipino ate eight ounces of meat daily.
Despite all these harbingers of doom, the argument between economists regarding the threat or promise of population growth remains unresolved.
On the one side are the pessimists. They argue that earth can’t support the 10 billion or more people expected to be alive in 2050. They cite the probable shortages of grain, meat, fish, land and the like that will exist if we double the earth’s population. They also question the earth’s ability to provide increased scarce resources to meet the growing demands of people as development delivers rising expectation and higher incomes to meet these expectations.
Yet, the problem with the pessimists is that they have been predicting disaster , but all their predictions have been wrong.
On the other side of the argument are the optimists. People have mouths to feed, yes, but they also have hands to work and brains to create. In the short run, they are drain, but in the long run, they produce more than they consume.
Yet, then again, the problem with the optimists is that they base their view on straight-line projections from the past through today and into the future. Though technology has kept up with population in the past, there can be no guarantee that it will do so in the future. Nor does the existence of more creative people guarantee the presence of two other critical factors of production –capital and resources.
Actually, I feel it necessary to take a position. Though the pessimists may be wrong, technology may always stay ahead of the population, and there will be no disaster if humankind learns to either limit population growth or decrease it below replacement levels. If, on the other hand, the optimists are wrong and the earth does run out of land, food, water, and the like, the disaster would truly be apocalyptic in nature. In our view, supporting the pessimists is the safest and most conservative course of action. Well, to sum up, we believe population control and limitation is good for both the world in general and the Philippines in particular.
Unknown to many, a democratic type of government significantly slows down economic growth this is due to the democratic rule that states that to resolve an issue, all parties in the society must first agree on a solution.
Actually, growth takes place faster in a dictatorship because only one or a few people will decide on a single issue.
A large segment of our society still prioritizes politics more than the economy. The masses rejoice in n opportunity to shake hands with or to kiss a political candidate instead of analyzing the possible causes of the massive and grinding poverty in the country.
The depressing state of the Our Philippine economy shouldn’t be taken for granted by the people because the poor are the first ones to be affected if the economy collapses. Decisions should be made to benefit all, not only a few citizens of the country. The government should convince the citizens to give importance to the economy by stressing that all, not only individuals will benefit if all Filipinos start working for the improvement of our national economy. And the poor can start by helping themselves improve their conditions.
Our country is blessed with natural resources. However, not all of them are being harnessed because some remain undiscovered, while others such as mineral resources are difficult to tap .
One limitation to maximize resources is technology. Our country still lacks the technology to tap new resources. This problem is also brought about by the lack of funds to support projects for discovering new resources.
Also, pollution can limit the potential of resources. Because of pollution natural resources are being degraded, making it difficult to harness them to their fullest potential. For instance, when bodies of water are polluted, the organisms living in it are affected. Air pollution, on the other had, degrades air quality and may cause illnesses to human beings and animals and damage the environment.
And surely, at present , economic development and our expanding needs and wants result in an increase in the use of resources to produce goods and services. One example is the increased consumption of coal and oil brought about by the rise of electrical energy consumption( which is used to run appliances like television sets, and refregerators).
It’s truly believed that only change is permanent. Well, change means only that one period of time varies from that which preceded it. Progress implies change which has led to a better life for humanity.
As I recall in our lesson, that in the nineteenth century it seemed easy to believe in progress and some authorities even felt that progress was inevitable. At that time, science had begun to conquer disease, free education was extended to the high school level, the output of goods was increasing, private and governmental charity were conquering the worst effects of poverty, and war seemed to be under control.
It’s believe that part of the difficulty in progress lies in the broad variations of judgment, which lead to disagreements on what is good. Women here in the Philippines have a much better chance for higher education and employment today. In the future, many people who are tenant farmers will seek ( and some attain) greater incomes in the city than they receive as farmers. Whether they’ll be happier in the new environment is another question. Many such examples could be cited. They simply demonstrate that there is no uniform definition of the good life and hence it’s impossible to say whether or not any given change represents progress.
An even greater difficulty lies in the tendency of desired changes to have unintended consequences. Certainly, most people would say that the reduction of maternal mortality was a sign of progress. Surveys in many countries show that the advent of television decreases the time people spend in reading and turns people into “couch potatoes” who seldom get up and get into more active forms of entertainment. Hmm, television is supposedly good, but is a decrease in these other activities also, good? Many now believed that as the use of fax machines, and the internet becomes more widespread. The art of writing letters which began to decline with the advent of the telephone will finally be extinct. Or consider the matter of rural concerns, many writers deplore the tendency of barrio folk to be satisfied with low incomes and to manifest little desire for change . Supposedly this type of attitude makes change very difficult. However when concerns ceases to exist, the discontent may take the form of vice and frustration or of revolt and violet action.
Many parts of life are linked together and it’s difficult tom secure changes we desire without creating new problems which may be even worse than the old.
Everyone of us , for whatever reason, has a favorite color. It makes us at ease and feel comfortable acquiring things which appears to have our preferred color. So, what’s yours?
She’s one of my friend in our University’s glee club (Sanghimig Chorale). If you see her in person or just photos of her , probably you will say that her favorite color is yellow. Just like us ( Sanghimig Chorale members), at the first time we met her, we had a first impression that she really loves yellow. Yellow clothes, accessories, materials and etc as long as it appears to be yellow. Whoever would be wearing yellow clothes or any yellow accessories in our group, she would honestly tell him/her that she envied that person for wearing or having that, yet she would smile and say that those look better if they were hers wearing and having those.
Well, she really choose the right color because yellow looks good on her. So as, adding yellow color in her name, flower, makes really a flower to bloom for it takes its the energy from the sunlight. Also, her personality reflects on her favorite color. She is cheerful and happy as always especially when she enters our room for practice and even when we meet her by the hallways, streets and etc, she will greet and never ignores us.
Actually, all I can say that we’re having our favorite colors. With those colors excite us the most and feel alive when we see it. we are drawn to it and often it is predominant in our auras
The city was the chief consumer of agricultural surpluses and the chief developer of cultural patterns< the center of civilization. It was the nerve center of the state and the chief object of attack by the invader.
Hmm, so much with my introduction. We are all aware that city life is a relatively new experience in the history of the human species. It’s estimated that the first appearance of people on earth was about 500, 000 B.C or possibly even earlier. So, human beings as a group have experienced at least thousands of years without cities. Because of this, we say that the urban community is a relatively new environment for humanity.
Although there were ancient cities, it is still a fact that the ancient urban communities were fewer and smaller than those of today. It is now generally agreed that no ancient city ever had a population of more than one million. This is because transportation facilities couldn’t bring in food and other necessities fast enough for a larger population.
The earliest cities, as well as many of the current ones, developed where there was a break in transportation so that goods had to be unloaded and reloaded for shipment. Trade grew along with the development of the temples. Cities had to import food and soon discovered that exporting food and craft products made it possible to reward the peasants in a way that sustained the flow of food to the city.
Trade grew along with the development of the temples. Cities had to import food and soon discovered that exporting food and craft products made it possible to reward the peasants in a way that sustained the flow of food to the city.
Philippine cities had a similar origin, since the flow of commerce contributed to the wealth of Spain while the concentration of people in settlements facilitated conversion ton to Christianity.
As the effects of modern technology have increased in the Philippines, the greater growth of cities has also become evident. The great growth of cities has accompanied the development of modern technology since the Industrial Revolution. Although many towns and cities began to grow in the medieval period, the huge cities didn’t appear until the use of steam power for transportation. The huge cities didn’t appear until the use of steam power for transportation and factories.
As industrialization and world trade grew, so did the cities. Thus, urban growth hasn’t been evenly distributed around the world. The percentages of people in the city have changed greatly in the industrialized nations.