Shortie Says!

Dear Shortie,
I have been dating a guy for eight months. How do I know if he is the one?
-The Right One?

Dear The Right One?
This is really up to you to decide. Do you see yourself having a future with this person? Do you feel chemistry? Do you trust them? Trust is key in a relationship. If the answer for all of these questions is yes, you may have found your match. Keep in mind though, people disguise their true colors. Therefore, wait awhile longer before you make any life-altering decisions. Time will tell.

Dear Shortie,
I always seemed to be an average person, but recently I have been exercising more frequently. I exercise 4-6 hours a day. I have skipped some classes and work in order to complete my exercise for the day. My friends think I’m anorexic, but I eat three healthy meals a day. In order for me to stay in shape, I must exercise daily. Is this okay?
-Fitness is my Witness

Dear Fitness is my Witness,
Exercise is important because physical activity has been associated with an increased life expectancy and decreased risk of cardiovascular disease. Physical activity producesoverall physical, psychological and social benefits.

The fact that you’ve skipped classes and work responsibilities suggests that your exercising might be becoming a problem. Your friends are referring to a condition called exercise anorexia. It involves low food intake with compulsive exercise behaviors. The person with this disorder often go undetected due to the lack of information about the harmful effects. Furthermore, the compulsive exerciser may eat an average amount of food, preventing others from being alarmed. However, compulsive exercise behaviors cause bodily harm much like anorexic and bulimic consequences and likewise, exercise anorexia can be fatal. If you feel you have a problem, you can contact the Counseling Center.

Dear Shortie,
My boyfriend talks to a lot of girls on Facebook. His phone is constantly ringing! He won’t let me go through his phone, but he searches through mine. What should I do?

Dear Firefox,
Technology is taking away the simple things in life such as being up front with each other, or being able to use intuition to evade. I feel you should let him know how you feel about the constant contact with other girls. Unless there is a mutual understanding, you each should be able to go through each other’s phone. If he searches through your phone without acknowledgment or consent, let him know that you are not comfortable with that.

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