President: Education is the best investment

Sep 05, 2019 14:53

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has stated that the best investment is to provide educational opportunities for the young generation. 

The President was speaking at 50th-anniversary celebrations of N. Miladhoo school and stated that every island needed experienced specialists in every sector. The President noted that with every medical center on every island, doctors, nurses, and engineers also required.

“Education is the beginning of every human need. Doctors, nurses, engineers, and teachers can only be created by studying in that sector,” said the President.

The President stated that if the country wanted to transform into a developed country, education was the key to it. No matter how rich a country gets, if the people do not seek knowledge, the country will never get developed, stated the President.

The President also noted that parents do not have to go into debt to provide education for their children and that it was a responsibility of the government to do this.


Never Ever Stop Exercising

Fitness is essential for every person to stay fit or healthy. Daily exercising and keep eating healthful, nutritious food is much more important as fitness. At least one hour or half an hour exercise for a day is getting body amazing, and it will change the lifestyle. In this blog, it explained about the full form of “FITNESS” is, and what the word fitness says to us and benefits of that. By starting exercising or in the beginning stage of exercising might feel some hardness or muscle pain. But always remember that if there is no pain, nothing we can achieve.

“No Pain, No Gain.”

Ingredients in FITNESS

F – Flexibility

The “F” of the Fitness means the “Flexibility.” not about gymnastic people. If we keep exercising daily, our body will be amazing, and the movement of our collection parts is more relaxed and will feel more comfortable. Flexibility mentions the variety of motion for a particular joint. The degree of flexibility that a person has is influenced by muscles and connective tissues, like ligaments and tendons. Stretching is a form of exercise that can become principal to increase in flexibility.

I – Inspirational

The beginning stage of exercising will feel painful and hard. That time our brain sometimes told us to stop the activity and go to bed, and this can happen in every person. The will power is very much essential to continue exercising daily, and the other most important thing is passion. The hardship will feel in every beginning. If we keep doing exercise daily with the pain and difficulty, the result will become incredible. After a week or two, the activity will inspire our daily life activities, and we will become happier.

 T – Transformation

The dictionary meaning of the word transformation is ‘ a marked change in form, nature, or appearance. ‘ So, here, transformation means to transform a thing into a new thing in appearance or nature. Fitness also doing the same change to our body. If we do regular exercise, surprising transform will happen to our body.

N – Nutrition

Nutrition is the process of obtaining the food necessary for health and growth. Exercising is vital for our body as well as nutrition also that much important for the body in everyday life. Do not use oily foods in every time of eating. Use more fruits and vegetable. The change will become more active and surprisingly. So, nutrition is a part of fitness to become a new person through fitness.

E – Exercise

Everything in fitness is running and exercise. So, a huge part of fitness will play by exercise. Do not ever stop exercise daily. Find at least a short time for exercising in our busy time. There are several types of exercising. The one necessary type is flexibility exercise. The more we become flexible, the more we become stronger.

S – Strength

The meaning of strength here is the strongness of the body. If our body gets more exercise, more flexible, and more nutrition, the more strength we become. It will affect the whole part of the body, especially the brain. If we do day-to-day exercise, the power of the brain will become stronger.

S – Success

Continuous fitness training, no longer we become a success. The motivation in our daily works will rise. The will power and the passion of everything we do become surprised change. Why are we waiting? What are we waiting?. To whom are we waiting? It is not late at night, proceeds action, and do not deliberate much. Believe me, buckle your shoes and start now.

Health and Fitness

Be Fit, Be Healthy

What do Fitness and Health mean?

Regular exercise improves health and fitness. Health is defined as a state of complete mental, physical and social well-being; not merely the absence of illness or infirmity. Fitness is the ability to meet the demands of the environment.

Why health and fitness so important?

Physical activity or exercise can improve your health and reduce the risk of developing several deceases like type 2 diabetes, cancer, and cardiovascular disease. Physically activity and exercise can have immediate and long-term health benefits. Most importantly, regular activity can improve your quality of life.

What is the difference between Fitness and Health?

Health is the absence of decease both mentally as well as physically. Fitness is a state or condition of being physically active. Fitness is a result of general nutrition and proper conditioning, and fitness is a state of general physical and mental well-being.

How are fitness and health-related?

Health-related fitness; the definition of health-related fitness involves exercise activities that you do in order to try to improve your physical health and stay healthy, particularly in the categories of cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, flexibility, muscular endurance, and body composition.

The five components that make up total fitness are;

  1. Cardiovascular Endurance
  2. Muscular Strength
  3. Muscular Endurance
  4. Flexibility
  5. Body Composition

Five simple tips for Fitness Success

  1. Exercise daily. Exercise daily for at least an hour.
  2. Eat the right foods and portion each meal. No matter how bad your stomach is telling you to do for candy over healthy food, try to stay away from sweets.
  3. Keep track of calories and food intake per day.
  4. Be sure to get sleep.
  5. Stay motivated.

What is Anxiety?

It is a short introduction of anxiety and types of anxiety disorders. Most of us are suffering this dangerous disease, but it has treatment if we willing to do.

What is Anxiety?

Definition of Anxiety

Anxiety is the mind and body’s reaction to stressful, dangerous, or unfamiliar situations. It’s the sense of uneasiness, distress, or dread you feel before a significant event.  A certain level of anxiety helps us stay alert and aware, but for those suffering from an Anxiety Disorder, it feels far from ordinary – it can be completely debilitating.


Types of Anxiety Disorders

There are many anxiety-related disorders, and they are divided into three main categories:

1. Anxiety disorders: Anxiety disorders are characterized by a general feature of excessive fear (i.e., emotional response to a perceived or real threat) and/or anxiety (i.e., worrying about a future risk) and can have negative behavioral and psychological consequences.

2. Obsessive-compulsive and related disorders: Obsessive-compulsive and related disorders are characterized by obsessive, intrusive thoughts (e.g., continually worrying about staying clean, or about one’s body size) that trigger similar, compulsive behaviors (e.g., repeated hand-washing or excessive exercise). These behaviors are performed to alleviate the anxiety associated with obsessive thoughts.

3. Trauma- and stressor-related disorders: Trauma- and stressor-related anxiety disorders are related to the experience of trauma (e.g., unexpected death of a loved one, a car accident, or a violent incident like war or sexual assault) or stressor (e.g., divorce, beginning college, moving).

Your anxiety disorder may be a Specific Phobia if you have a persistent and excessive fear of a specific object or situation, such as flying, heights, animals, toilets, or seeing blood. Fear is cued by the presence or anticipation of the object/situation and exposure to the phobic stimulus results in an immediate fear response or panic attack. The fear is disproportionate to the actual danger posed by the object or situation. Commonly, adults with specific phobias will recognize that their anxiety is excessive or unreasonable.

Excessive fear of becoming embarrassed or humiliated in social situations, which often leads to significant avoidance behaviors may be an indicator of Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD).  Find out more about social anxiety disorder – especially if your fear of social situations lasts for more than six months.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is the most well-known trauma- and stressor-related disorder.  These are disorders that are related to the experience of trauma (e.g., unexpected death of a loved one, a car accident, combat, or a violent incident) or stressor (e.g., divorce, beginning college, moving).  This category also includes Acute Stress Disorder and Adjustment Disorder.  A full discussion of the symptoms and treatment of PTSD can be found here.

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is characterized by excessive, uncontrollable worry over events and activities and potential adverse outcomes.  The anxiety and fear must cause significant distress or interfere with the individual’s daily life, occupational, academic, or social functioning to meet the diagnosis. The symptoms cannot be better accounted for by another mental disorder or be caused by substances, medications, or medical illness.  Find more information here about Generalized Anxiety Disorder.

Panic Disorder reflects the experience of sudden panic symptoms (generally out of the blue, without specific triggers) in combination with persistent, lingering worry that panic symptoms will return and fear of those panic symptoms.  Symptoms include recurrent expected or unexpected panic attacks that can last from a few minutes to up to an hour.  A list of symptoms, causes, treatments, and more details about Panic Attacks and Panic Disorder can be found here.

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is one of several related disorders that share specific characteristics.  Repeated and persistent thoughts (“obsessions”) that typically cause distress and that an individual attempts to alleviate by repeatedly performing specific actions (“compulsions”). Examples of common obsessions include fearing that failing to do things in a particular way will result in harm to self or others, extreme anxiety about being dirty or contaminated by germs, concern about forgetting to do something meaningful that may result in adverse outcomes or obsessions around exactness or symmetry. Examples of common compulsions include checking (e.g., that the door is locked or for an error), counting or ordering (e.g., money or household items), and performing a mental action (e.g., praying).  Other disorders included excoriation (skin-picking), hoarding, body dysmorphic disorder, and trichotillomania (hair-pulling).

Other categories of anxiety disorders include Separation Anxiety Disorder, Selective Mutism, and Agoraphobia as well as diseases that are substance-induced or are a result of other medical conditions.


Tanja Jovanovic, P., Abigail Powers Lott, P., Vasiliki Michopoulos, P., Jennifer Stevens, P., Sanne van Rooij, P., Sierra Carter, P., Jessica Maples Keller, P., Yvonne Ogbonmwan, P. and Anaïs Stenson, P. (2019). What Is Anxiety & How To Treat It – Anxiety Definition. [online] Available at: [Accessed 1 Sep. 2019].