Friday, December 18, 2009
In this blog I am going to talk about one of the things Peyton endorses. In a commercial Peyton is walking down the hall with his family. The hall is a hall in the ESPN building. Some announcers are showing the Manning family around the building showing them all kinds of different rooms and stuff. While in the back Peyton and his brother Eli are teasing each other like little boys do.
This commercial is very funny and most likely helps ESPN. Peyton Manning is well worthy of endorsing this company because he is a huge sports figure. He is always on ESPN for his highlights or great play. He is goofy enough and down to earth enough to play the type of role he did in the commercial. So i believe that Peyton is capable of making an endorsement like this.
In the article Against Gun Control it is clearly against gun control. They believe in the 2nd amendment. It states that people have the right to keep and beararms. They believe that because this is against the 2nd amendment, we would be going against our own constitution. This article also believes that even if you make gun laws, there will still be violence in the street and possibly even more. I think there are very valid points in the article. I don't know if the violence would stay up with there being more gun laws. But I do agree when they talk about the 2nd amendment and going against it.
In the Article Can Eating Special K Cereal Really Help You Lose Weight? It asks if the special K diet is even healthy. They talk about how Special K is highly processed cereal which means that the fiber is taken out of the whole meal. With little fiber the carbs are digested quickly by other things which leaves us hungry and low on energy. So as this diet may help us lose weight, we will not have nearly as much energy and we will be hungry all the time.
In another article called The Special K Challenge: Does it Work? It talks about how this program should work, but there would be many downsides to this. The serving of cereal is not enough for you. After eating it most of the time you will still be very hungry. It is also a low protein diet and high in sugar and carbs which will once again give you a sugar crash. What I have found is this six pounds in two weeks may be true, but it won’t be a permanent thing and isn’t good for your energy.
Monday, November 9, 2009
My demonstrative speech had many flaws throughout the speech. The most important flaw in my speech is the fact that I am nervous to speak in front of people. My voice along with tone was not consistent and showed this nervousness. A way to improve this down fall would be to practice my speech in front of an audience instead of practicing it alone. My introduction was alright, it was just a little short and i could have improved on making a more intense and attracting statement. My visual aid was a deck of cards which I needed to do my entire speech. The content of my speech was good. I shared all necessary information to the audience. It is difficult to teach the audience how to perform a trick without showing them personally. Physical contact would be required to more effectively show the individual how to use the proper technique. My poise was not the best, but it was one of my stronger areas. I shifted from side to side and moved my arms a lot. But i don't think that was all bad. the hand motions were helpful to get points across. I had good eye contact which is surprising giving the level of nervousness. All in all though, i thought my topic was entertaining. I believe the class enjoyed learning how to do a card trick that seems like magic. If I were to do this speech again I would bring a deck of cards for each person so that they could do it at the same time that I was teaching them.
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
Michael Pollan does an adequate job depicting his views on nutrition and the past and current views of the American diet. He makes clear the shift from Americans focusing on nutrients instead of the "food" they are eating. He states that nutrients take turns being the popular nutrient of the time. For example, he says protein was known as the "super" nutrient. This led to America’s dramatic increase in size and had a major effect on health. I don't completely agree with this statement. He puts a lot of blame on eating too much red meat to the cause of health disease. Looking at this issue from an athletic standpoint, protein makes up the majority of my diet. It is necessary for muscle growth and without proteins lifting has a dramatically decreased affect on muscle growth and development. He later touches on the amount of power the food industry has. He uses the example of Senator McGovern and how he stated to eat less red meat. This caused a major stir among the meat industry and eventually led to him not being reelected. Even after he retracted the statement and instead said eat less saturated fat. This led to a shift from foods to nutrients. Many companies began inserting "healthy" vitamins and other supplements into their products to advertise there quantative supremacy of these healthy products. People have been fooled into believing that added vitamin a or omega 3's increase health instead of focusing on the product themselves. Many of these products are processed and provide a small amount of natural nutrition. I personally am not fooled by these advertisers. I eat what I eat and focus on the major food groups necessary for my ultimate health level and what benefits my personal goals. I put the blame on individuals that are so easily persuaded to these false advertisements and their belief that they are becoming more healthy. I do think its a good sign that many Americans are trying to focus on better health. I believe that they need to do a little research of their own instead of listening to what so called experts or what the product itself claims.