Joe is Fine, Are you? column

Column by Joe Cheray
Take Two Hits and Call Me in the Morning.
It is great to be back writing for The Cheers again. I want to thank Siim for taking me on as a writer again.   With that being said I thought I would take a moment to introduce myself again for those who are new readers to The Cheers. I am a on

Junk Food Marketing and the Kansan Connection
For those of you who have been following amything that I have been doing on the internet you know I have been reporting on the battle to reform the media’s influence on childhood obesity. Last Wednesday was the day that the joint commission of the on

How to Have The Weekend Retreat Without Leaving Home
I had to do this project for my stress management class last semester and I decided to plan a weekend a retreat which I modeled after a kit created by Susan Piver titled Bliss in a Box: A weekend Contemplative Retreat at Home. In the kit are a on

Motivation and Weight Loss
When I think of weight loss motivation I think of what motivates me is the desire to see the end result. However, quite simply motivation is defined as the direction and intensity of one’s effort. So in respect to weight loss motivation can be on

Using imagery for self motivation and better mental health
In my psychology of sport and fitness class we have been discussingthe use of imagery and how it can help performance of those who are athletic. I got to thinking today before I sat down to write my column for this week that it could also apply to on

A theft and E coli
I was a victim once again of theft in my neighborhood. I had my books stolen out of my car this past weekend and my sons video games that we had just that night gotten back from the ex boyfriend. I had just got home and was in the process of on

Positive Attitude or Negative Attitude
I have been absent for a couple of weeks trying to get things settled with the car accident I was in the first part of October as well as dealing with the theft of my books and my sons video games not less than two weeks after the accident. We on

Allostatic Load and Depression
I was reading about Allostasis today while catching up on some homework for health psychology and I wanted to illustrate how this concept has been diminished in an individual using my own experiences. First allostasis is the ability to achieve on

E Coli
So what is E coli? Believe it or not it is a necessary evil in humans as it provides the vitamin K needed for good health. E coli is found in the large intestine and is also the most widely studied organism in biology. Its cells have the capacity to on

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