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 have fought depression for many, many years. It has ebbed and flowed, but I was on one medication (call it Drug A) for close to ten years which worked pretty well. About two and a half years ago, I was doing so well that with my doctor's approval,... Read more
How do you maintain your diet when all around you are upset, depressed feeling suicidal, I want to help but I don't know how. My brother passed away 6 weeks ago, my nephew killed himself 3 weeks ago and now I find out my grandson, dropped out of coll... Read more
currently on track with weight loss, at times it is actually fun. I am having family issues, not my self but close people around me. I am at a lose and don't know what to do to help them. There has been a sudden violent death in our family and all a... 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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Wow, SO much has changed since my last blog entry!! We returned my daughter to school, and a few weeks later she came home with another injury. We had an ARD that ended in a non consensus, so we have filed Due Process against the school district (a... Read more
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