Money influences countless factors in our lives, from the kind of peanut butter we buy at the grocery store to the neighborhood we live in to the friends we make. But did you know that money (and especially debt) can actually affect your health? Acco... Read more
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
I’m not a psychiatrist, but if a friend came to me and said she was feeling so hopeless that she couldn’t function at work; that she was going through a box of tissues every few days because of her unexplained crying spells; and that she... Read more
I don't know where to write on these message boards so here I am,
63, lots of health problems, practically again a Parent to 4, financial problems, I quite smoling 6 months ago, which noone cares about except to be able to harrass me about it. all... Read more
I have been taking celexa for 5(?) years now...20 mg/day. My weight gain has been gradual but up until now the benefits of the med have not made me concerned about that. I have tried to come off it a few times but have never had good results. Have co... Read more
I love my friends. They are really great people. Here lately it seems they have all found something to worry about. Big topics. My situation is a lot worse than theirs. I am talking financial and future security. I am trying to take things one day at... Read more
Had the second interview today for a potential job opportunity and found not so great news. Will probably be mainly midnight shift, not be as close as originally thought. Or I might not get it at all. But I can't keep living on my underpaid job 3 hou... Read more
So first off, I've been dealing with an anxiety disorder for about 10 years. I'm accustomed to it. Normally I can handle it pretty well. I've got a therapist and some medicine and a good support system.
My problem lately is first thing in t... 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
Each time you get frustrated, place a checkmark on your arm (wrist/forearm) or someplace hidden. At the end of the day if you can still remember what you were angry about write it down or tell someone close to you. If not think was it worth getting... 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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I'm not sure the best way to handle a diet when I deal with all this emotional crap on top of it. I spend a lot of time trying to make others happy only to have them walk all over me. Then when I finally stand up for myself, I'm a b****.... I feel... Read more
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