Everyday Health Student’s name

Institutional Affiliation:
Everyday Health
Healthcare refers to the identification, treatment and preclusion of
illness as well as other mental and physical impairments. Healthcare is
an undertaking which is provided by practitioners in health activities.
Access to services of health care varies across individuals, groups and
nations. The access to these services is greatly affected by economic
and social situations as well as health policies within a region. In
general, access may be attained in person through the internet and other
effective means of communications. This paper seeks to provide
information on health information acquired through written manuscripts.
Basing on various articles, how various undertakings in life affect
individuals’ health will be discussed in details. This paper will,
therefore, explain if the authors of the articles in question have
related their topics to the content of the article. The main points to
be discussed are:
Evidence showing that the article provides a correlation between the
phenomena discussed.
What needs to be checked to make certain that there is a correlation.
An argument that the relationship is causal.
An argument whether the causal relationship convincing.
If the argument is not convincing, any additional evidence needed to
make a convincing argument that the relationship is causal.
If it makes sense or not to make changes in life based on the article.
The three articles in this case are:
Why Having Kids Is Bad for Your Health
Why Going to Church Can Make You Fat
The Link Between Sleep and Weight.
Why Having Kids Is Bad for Your Health
This is an article by Bonnie Rochman. In hers article he talks about the
reason as to why having kids is not good for the health. In this
article, she has effectively connected the topic to the content in the
article. For instance, “mothers consume more calories and get less
physical activity than women with no kids,” is a quote from her
article explaining why having kids is not good. This among other
evidences show that the author as actually created a correlation between
the phenomena being discussed. The author has also made certain that she
uses examples in real life to show that the content in the article
actually applies. “… Researchers from the University of Minnesota
looks at 838 women and 682 men and concluded that having children,
particularly for moms, is linked to an array of negative outcomes.
Mothers had a higher body-mass index and didn’t eat as healthily as
childless women….” This is another phrase from the author showing
that what she has explained happens in real life.
What needs to be checked for correlation therefore is whether the author
has used actually spoken on the topic in the article itself, which is
what Bonnie has done. Looking at whether the correlation is convincing,
it is because she has gone ahead to use real life examples. This gives a
clear impression that the author is sure of what she has written about
and went ahead to publish it. This is an article which has an example of
a research which was done in reality. In this case, it makes sense to
change the way of life basing on the content of the article. It depends
on every individual whether to change their style or not since the
author has done his part by sharing the information (Morris & Miller,
Why Going to Church Can Make You Fat
This is an article by Alice Park. She is actually a staff writer where
she writes on health, nutrition, medicine and fitness. This particular
article talks of fitness as well as health. “…..research has also
suggested that middle-aged adults who are more religious are more likely
to be obese.” This is one phrase from the article showing evidence
that the author has covered what the topic indicates. This gives a clear
impression that the author has provided a correlation between the
phenomena discussed. It is a phrase which also gives the impression that
the correlation actually exists
The relationship is actually causal, since the author uses different
phrases, showing that research has widely been done and the results are
positive to what she has written about. Looking at the convincing
aspect, the causal relationship is not really convincing. The author has
used words such as “more likely.” This is a word which tells that
she is not actually sure if the results from the research conducted are
true or not. Using such words shows that she is just reporting what has
been confirmed through research but is not sure whether it is real or
not. The other issue which makes the article not be convincing is the
use of contradictory ideas. “Past data have noted only ” a
correlation between religiosity and weight gain, however, they did not
show whether participating in religious activities leads to weight gain,
or whether overweight individuals are more likely to seek support in
their faith.” At this point the author makes the reader confused
because she is not straight forward. In this case, the author was
supposed to use more convincing words, showing the readers that she is
sure about the research results. This is supposed to be done by every
other author, to make readers believe in the results and understand more
about issues of real life. With this particular article, many
individuals may not change their ways of life being on its content. This
is because he author seems not to be sure of the information given
(Walker, 1994).
The Link Between Sleep and Weight
It is an article by Krisha McCoy. “According to national Sleep
Foundation surveys, 35 percent of Americans were sleeping for eight
hours a night in 1998 compared with just 26 percent in 2005. Researchers
believe that the growing obesity and sleep deprivation epidemics may be
related.” This is one phrase from the article showing that the author
has actually talked about the correlation between weight and sleep. It
is needed that the author shows how the aspects described affect each
other. The author has in this case achieved this because she has
mentioned how sleep affects weight.
With the issue on whether the relationship is causal, it actually is.
The two aspects discussed relate to each other. The author clearly
explains how doing one thing causes a difference in the other aspect. In
this case, his causal relationship is convincing. Even though she uses
results obtained by other researchers, she puts her points in such a way
showing that she supports the results and that she is sure of them.
Making her words sure make her content straightforward and this does not
make the reader confused. With an article like this, it actually makes
some sense to make changes in life based on its content. This is because
the author is straightforward, sure of what she has written about, which
makes it convincing and easy to make the changes (Sheppard, 2013).
Morris, S., Miller, S. (2011). Health Care You Can Live With: Discover
Wholeness in Body and Spirit. Ohio: Barbour Publishing.
Sheppard, J. (2013). Cracking the Code: The Confused Traveler’s Guide
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Walker, A. (1994). Everyday Use. New Brunswick. Rutgers University