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 anxiety and depression, maybe even bipolar disorder. It makes it so hard to keep going sometimes but I am so, so proud of myself for pulling through it! I really hope I can keep this up long term, last week was a bad week for me. :(... Read more
Battling this depression that's trying to creep up on me today trying to stay upbeat for my girl as she is so excited and I want to crawl into bed and cry days like this I miss my husband even more and cant tell him or he's upset he's can't be here.... Read more
health anxiety is starting up bad again. It's getting in the way of me being healthy. It's taking over. I worry about getting cancer all the time!everyone is getting it!I think what's the point of eating healthy if I might get cancer and die anyway!... 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
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