Hello all! It’s my turn to be updating you all during the week of January 25th, 2016. Although we did not have a class meeting this week, we did cover a lot of information. We just wrapped up chapter 5, which was all about the digestive system and we also learned about nutrition, as well. Heading into chapter 6, we started learning about the nervous system and the brain! We just started covering the basics of the nervous system with this concept map:
We also read an article, “Is the NFL’s First Female Coach a Game-Changer?”, and it was about the Buffalo Bills have hired the first full-time female coach in NFL history, who is Kathryn Smith. You can read more about the article here.
I think it is definitely a game changer because this allows for true diversity in our society and shows that females are just as equal as men; they should be given the same opportunities. It also empowers girls to believe in themselves. Having a female representative in the sports industry is big because gender should not even matter. It is great seeing women getting accepted into jobs that are usually a male dominant field.
Lastly, we read another article about “a powerful benefit to exercise that is rarely discussed”. Wendy A. Suzuki discussed how not only exercise benefits your physical health, but it also improves your mental health. I found this article very interesting and I enjoyed reading it. I love to go on runs and to workout and it is great to learn that there are more benefits to exercising than just improving your physical health.