If you’ve been feeling down in the dumps for an extended period of time, you may be suffering from depression. You’re not alone, as millions of other Americans experience this common disorder. The bright side is that there are a number of effective lifestyle strategies you can take to fight … Read More
Depression manifests differently in everyone. Some people, especially the elderly, may think that feeling depressed is a natural part of aging. But depression isn’t normal at any age. How to fight depression? Whether you’re 18 or 80, you can take many lifestyle strategies to help yourself feel better quickly.
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Endorphins are hormones that your body releases in response to situations that cause pain and inflammation. For instance, exercising, being injured, or picking up an infection all can trigger endorphin production. Studies show that the body also releases endorphins in response to massage, acupuncture, … Read More
I love music; I listen to it while driving, working, doing chores, relaxing, and even when I am exercising. And while not everyone likes the same kind, most people would agree that listening to music is a pleasant and oftentimes mood-boosting experience. In fact, music can have such a profound … Read More
Stress happens—whether we like it or not. While some strain is essential to our survival (it promotes the release of hormones needed to fight or run from our stressors), too much can cause a slew of nasty illnesses. Being under chronic stress boosts our risk of physical and psychological conditions, … Read More
“I know exercise is good for me, but I just don’t have the motivation to do it.” Sound familiar? That’s a common complaint, and motivation is especially difficult when you feel depressed, anxious, or tired all the time. Sitting in front of the television or browsing the web to “numb” your … Read More
Did you know that walking for just one minute can extend your life by one and a half to two minutes? That’s what the American College of Sports Medicine says about the benefits of walking.
Got just 20 to 25 minutes a week to walk? You can … Read More
At some point, you may have attended a yoga class with a close friend or family member, thinking it would be a fun way to spend quality time relaxing and releasing stress from a hectic work week. However, did you know practicing yoga can accomplish a lot more than that? … Read More
When you consider the question of how to help migraines, "exercise" might not be the first thought that comes to mind. But my own experience—and data resulting from studies—show a correlation.
Two years ago, if you asked me what I did for exercise, the only honest answer would be "almost … Read More
As we age, it can be frustrating and discouraging to experience new physical limitations or new medical conditions. In terms of elderly health care, issues involving our mental well-being sometimes take a back seat to physical needs, but they shouldn’t be overlooked.
There are a number of steps we can take … Read More