Tag: stress and depression

Kick Start Your Day with Breakfast

It can be tempting to skip or skimp on breakfast, but even if you don’t eat first thing upon waking, it still is an important meal to work into your morning.

“Malnutrition is a problem as we age and not eating breakfast may make that worse,” says registered dietitian Erin Morse,

From the Editor: Get Healthy This Summer

Many of us resolve to make changes that will benefit our health at the New Year. Unfortunately, cold winter weather may stop us from getting outside in the fresh air to exercise, and the desire for warming “comfort food” that packs a punch when it comes to calories can mean

3. Foundations of Positivity

As mentioned in Chapter 2, an estimated 40 percent of our ability to maintain happiness, well-being, and optimism is influenced by engaging in activities and training skills that promote happiness.

While we all possess differing levels of ability with regard to these activities and skills, we can get better at them.

From the Editor

Dear Reader,

Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.

—Zig Ziglar

Modern life is complicated, and research tells us that stress and depression are on the rise. People are looking for ways to feel happier, healthier, and more fulfilled.

You may be reading this report because you’re feeling stressed,

Study: Depression, Anxiety Are Risk Factors for Physical Health Ailments

Your doctor may check your weight, blood pressure, cholesterol and other standard health risk factors at your annual checkup. But if you’re not being asked about your mood, an important predictor of health problems is being overlooked.

In a study published recently in Health Psychology researchers found that depression and anxiety

Common Cold and Flu Prevention: 15 Tips to Keep You Healthy

Common Cold and Flu Prevention: 15 Tips to Keep You Healthy

Every year, millions of Americans are hit by cold, flu, and other respiratory infections. While the common cold will rarely cause serious complications, the flu and other infections—such as Legionnaire’s, pneumococcus, and mycoplasma—can lead to severe and potentially life-threatening complications, especially in the young, the elderly, and the chronically sick.

Taking Aim at Treatment Resistant Depression

As many as half of individuals with major depressive disorder (MDD) have treatment resistant depression (TRD). TRD is characterized by a failure to achieve complete remission of depressive symptoms following at least six to eight weeks of treatment with at least one course of antidepressant medications. The plight of these

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