Better Health, Better Grades

Better Health, Better Grades

Is wisdom to the soul just as important as health is to the body? To me, it is more than important, it is crucial. I have not always been the healthiest person or the brightest at times, but to see where I have come from as a person makes me want to grow more as a student. Learning about health in my foods and nutrition class has completely changed my outlook on what food really is. Yes, it is something that satisfies your body. However, is it satisfying your soul? It amazes me how one simple change in my diet could effect my actions and choices in and out of school.

On average, I would drink nine to ten cans of Pepsi a week and I would eat out at fast food at least three. I have never in my life drunk a whole bottle of water until I sat in my health class. When I started drinking only strictly water and eliminating fast food, I noticed a difference almost immediately. I paid more attention in school, my attitude was better at home, and I started to feel confident that I could reach my goals. I use to have a C average, but now I am on honor roll.

I sleep, exercise, and study more efficiently all because I changed my diet. I have more confidence than ever that anyone who has a goal has more than the potential to reach it. Millions of teens and adults are uneducated in health. Many make the wrong decisions and do not even know it. They eat solely on what taste good to them. I believe that if children are educated all through school they will make better eating decisions as adults.

In Conclusion, my decision to change my diet was one of the best decisions that I have made in a long time. My health influences more than just my well-being. It influences who I am as a person and as a student. I now know where I want to be as an adult, and with a healthy heart and a determined spirit, I know I can get there.