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
As if chronic depression isn't difficult enough, research shows that people with long-term or untreated depression are more likely to experience additional health concerns than the general public. The reasons for this are easy to imagine:
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Many of us might say that being less active in the winter is the normal cycle of life. A less peppy mood may be typical in this season, but for some people, cold weather and lack of sunshine bring on more than the usual winter blahs. It can bring on... 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
Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States--one that doesn’t solely affect teens and those in their early 20s, either. In fact, clinical acne cases in adult women between the ages of 40 and 49 (and beyond) have been on the rise... Read more
A brief background first: about 5 years ago I was diagnosed with GAD. It was so bad for a while that I literally had panic attacks and I even ended up in the ER assuming I was dying. My doctor put me on Celexa, which I took for about 3 years before w... Read more
Hi, all. I grew up loving to ride my bike. I had a fixed gear bike. Somewhere along the way, it got left behind in a move. Later, I bought a used bike that was a ten speed. I do think it needed a tune-up, because the gears were very hard to shift. My... Read more
I've posted before on my little blog about not loving the gym enviornment but now I'm dealing with anxiety about going to the gym. Me saying I dislike the gym is the understatement of the year for me!
So up until 3 weeks ago I've been going 3-4... Read more
I don't know why but I have wanted to go to the highschool track that is out side and time myself running a mile and I'm really nervous that I will interrupt someone or that Im gonna get in trouble. SO DUMB... Read more
grow, strengthen your hair! An outstanding product that added thickness, enabled growth of new hair and repaired damaged hair. I love it and it helps prevent the damage that sweating causes!... Read more
Editorís Note: When our staff recently reviewed some recent exercise guidelines for people with cancer, Beth, a SparkPeople employee and cancer survivor (pictured with her family, left), felt compelled to share her own story with our readers. This is... Read more
Editor's Note: Cathy Cram, M.S., is the resident maternal fitness expert on our sister site, BabyFit.com.
By Cathy Cram, M.S.
This second blog in a three-part series on treatments for menopausal hot flashes focuses on alternative options.... Read more
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