At ISB sustainability is of the utmost importance. Were we not to have recycling bins we would only have one distinct way of sorting waste, and subsequently render all materials the same. What could be recycled would be the same as trash and the resulting waste which could be used again would be replaced with new paper.

PE: Health

Explain how having a negative body image and/or low self-esteem can lead teens to make unhealthy choices and take drastic measures to change bodies.  Support your claim with evidence from your presentation and those of your peers.  List healthier alternatives to these unhealthy and drastic measures.


A teen with negative body image or low self esteem is at risk of making a plethora of unhealthy choices to improve their body image or out of desperation. Some of these unhealthy choices include surgery, weight loss pills, steroids, or developing eating disorders. These choices can make changes such as losing weight, building muscle, and appearing more attractive but they all have negative side effects. Steroids will lead to early balding, risk of heart attacks and such. Some food diets will cut muscle mass and water weight instead of fat, and cause long term damage to the dieters body. Low self esteem could cause eating disorders such as Anorexia and Bulimia, these eating disorders cause an individual to consume large amounts of food and regret doing so shortly after. They then proceed to use methods such as forced vomiting and prolonged over intensive exercise. A cycle is then formed and it becomes harder as it constantly repeats itself. Risks may include developing Diabetes due to lack of insulin, heightened feelings of depression, anxiety and irritability and such.

Health PE: Technology

Describe the positive and negative effects of your tech use on school performance, personal relationships (think friends and family), and physical health. Use evidence from article, videos about the brain and discussions with counselors to support your claims. 

Usage of technology allows me to access an immense amount of information online, and this helps me learn whatever I should choose to learn. This is a positive effect because learning is beneficial.  Technology also helps personal relationships because it allows for communication without physically being close to somebody. The ability to communicate with somebody from almost anywhere on the planet can be both positive and negative. In my case it is positive.  My physical health is unaffected by my use of technology and for this it cannot be assessed.

PE – Health

How can you ensure your information is reliable when researching health-related topics?  

To ensure the veracity and reliability of information when researching health related topics we must first start our search correctly. It is this first step that will determine what we are shown and what information we will be able to see. Needless words should be omitted from the search term, quotation marks and any other measures should be used to make the search term more specific.

Beyond the first websites there are more websites that will have valuable information; not all websites can be trusted. The author, source of information, organization, sources, experts that are found in the website are important to evaluating whether the website is to be trusted or not.

Here are four reliable sources I have found researching diets for athletes:

My New Avatar.

My avatar was created on the website: Build your wild self. This represents me because sometimes I don’t like to do things the normal way.