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Anxiety Depression Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Anxiety Depression.

Positive Self-Talk Leads to Success

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

Dietary Supplements for Depression

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

Using Exercise to Relieve Depression

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

5 Mind-Body Exercises for a Healthier Heart

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

Why Getting Outside is So Good for You

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

Had such a bad anxiety attack I had to stop halfwa
Updated 4/27/2016 1:35:31 PM

Had such a bad anxiety attack I had to stop halfway through my workout. Exercising is supposed to make you feel Better physically and mentally but lately my head isn't screwed on right. Crossing my fingers and hoping for better days to come....  Read more

Well depression kicked in and I reached for a comf
Updated 4/26/2016 1:48:34 PM

Well depression kicked in and I reached for a comfort food, ate dark chocolate. Trying desperately not to do that hard to break old habits....  Read more

Going thru post partum depression and finally gett
Updated 4/20/2016 11:51:56 PM

Going thru post partum depression and finally getting help but lost my appetite or drive to cook. Any suggestions for quick healthy meals? I'm barely eating and dizzy....  Read more

Does anyone who has Anxiety find that it makes you productive?
Updated 4/14/2016 10:59:11 AM

Does anyone who has Anxiety find that it makes you productive?...  Read more

Ugh... Depression hit me today so I was binge eati
Updated 4/13/2016 12:46:38 PM

Ugh... Depression hit me today so I was binge eating. Could stop myself by being over my calories by "only" 250. Tomorrow will be a better day!!!...  Read more

Stress & Your Digestive System

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

Fish Oil

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

Dealing with Depression

Welcome! This is a space for anyone dealing with depression to support each other as we eat right, exercise, lose weight, and find ways to manage our depression. ...  Read more

'Tis the Season to Battle the Holiday Blues

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

How Exercise Can Reduce Stress & Anxiety

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. ...  Read more

Lots of stress, anxiety, depression

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