Most people are naturally motivated—even excited—when they begin a new exercise routine or adopt a healthier diet. You’ve got your goals set, a plan to reach them, and nothing can get in your way!
But as time goes by, the novel... Read more
It's becoming more and more common for consumers to forgo medication when looking for a "natural" alternative to treating conditions like depression. No matter what method you choose, it's important to get all the facts. SparkPeople... Read more
The idea that regular exercise can improve symptoms of depression and anxiety is not new. Hippocrates was the first Western physician to prescribe this treatment 2,500 years ago, and doctors have been recommending it to their patients ever since. All... Read more
There are a myriad of factors that affect heart health. From regular exercise to smoking cessation to eating a nutritious diet, there are a number of things you can do to strengthen your heart. But did you know that the mind-body connection can also... Read more
John Keats once wrote, "The poetry of the earth is never dead."
Poet or not, almost all of us have been awestruck by nature at one time or another. Whether it's running at sunset on a sandy white beach, walking alongside a cool tri... Read more
I started out great, lost 10 pounds, got my A1C down to 7.9 from 9.8 and then for some reason my major depressive disorder came out to haunt me. I take meds to help but sometimes itís just too much. Needless to say, Iím up 14 pounds and my A1C is... Read more
The chronic effects of stress on the body can play a role in diabetes by altering the insulin levels in the body. Stress affects the digestive system, forgetfulness, low energy levels, depression & can cause weight gain. You can relieve stress thru... Read more
What would you say if the secret to health and longevity were available right now? The secret is fish oil. High quality fish oil can help with anxiety, depression, cholesterol, diabetes, and much more. Consistency is the key, take it every day, twice... Read more
The holiday season is in full swing now! Festive lights, the sounds of the season and holiday goodies are surrounding us on an almost daily basis. Just about everywhere you go you are reminded that it’s that time of the year. ... Read more
When I find my mood is going downhill, I usually take an exercise break to try and lift it back up. The mood boost that we get is just one of the many benefits we experience from exercising. Not only do I know that I burned some calories, improved m... Read more
Yesterday was a whirlwind of emotions. I was up, I was down, I was anxiety ridden, I was depressed, I felt normal, I didn't feel normal. I exercised away the majority of the anxiety, but still didn't get it all under control. I hate days like that.
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Not much depression following Monday night's wine. A little hopelessness, but mostly because I am FREAKING OUT overwhelmed by the plumbing issue, the sinking driveway/concrete, the siding and windows and soffits, the state of the carpet, the slow det... Read more
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