Section five of the textbook about homeostasis and body maintenance was most interesting to me. The motivation of behavior is possible because of the energetic body, and this section talks about body temperature , fluid balance, and food energy levels. Hunger was one of my favorite topics that we discussed. What determines how much people eat? Or do people eat for different reasons like actually being hungry or eating because of food characteristics?
A healthy diet is important to my daily routine. Recently I have lost a significant amount of weight so exercise and diet has become critical in my life. Learning about psychological sensations and why we may have cravings caught my attention. Motivation played a crucial part in my weight loss process, and learning how physiological and emotional influences impacted this for me made me feel proud of my accomplishment. This course can have inspiration for students to go above and beyond or continue a healthy lifestyle like I have been. Since I was able to relate to section five comparing my experiences to what we were learning gave me some helpful hints to stay motivated. Real world problems like obesity can be looked at from a different perspective having seen how hunger is more, for example, then just eating because your stomach growls. Attached is a Nike commercial that is extremely inspirational. It expressed that no matter what you are doing to “just do it.” It sends a message that anybody can do it, and it motivates individuals to strive and accomplish something. The arousal throughout the clip proves that keeping motivated has brought them to this point of greatness.