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 know exercise is supposed to help me fight depression, but how can I find the motivation to work out when I'm depressed?
Depression definitely can make it hard to find the motivation for exercise (among other things) because loss of intere... Read more
Cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, constipation, and diarrhea are some of the common and uncomfortable symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Unfortunately, no one has yet discovered a specific cause for IBS, but there are many factors that are... Read more
So you already know that a well-balanced diet and a regular exercise program are keys to your weight loss plan. But are you listening to that other recommendation you’ve heard more than once in your life? Get plenty of sleep. Recent medical stu... Read more
These days, it seems that everyone is stressed. We all have too much to do and too little time to do it. Times are tough, money is tight, and deadlines are imminent.
What happens when you're stressed? You tend to eat more, sleep less,... 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
Taking care of yourself means not just your body. Talk to your family doctor if sleep disturbances, depression, or anxiety are concerns that good nutrition and exercise are not easily combating or creating overwhelming stumbling blocks to getting sta... 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
I don't have fond memories of grade school. I was a quiet kid who didn't get in trouble and got good grades. That meant I was picked on by some of the "cool" kids, which wasn't easy. It made me insecure about myself, and I still carry some of that... Read more
“So I find words I never thought to speakIn streets I never thought I should revisitWhen I left my body on a distant shore.”--T.S. Eliot, Little GiddingMany of you have probably noticed that I haven’t been blogging recently. As this situation is like... Read more
Those are some scary words to hear. I have been diagnosed, and know it is largely due to my work (plus some added points from my Family). I'm attempting to get through right now without medication, but that might be coming here soon. I've called i... Read more
I'm seriously looking for answers to this. I know exercise helps, and I have been walking, though not as long a walk as I should be taking. How do I make myself exercise when all I can think of is getting away from this anxiety? It has me paralyze... Read more
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