Tagged: depression

Try These Foods to Improve Your Mood

Feeling down this winter? This condition, known as seasonal affective disorder, is common due to the lack of sunlight. There are a number of things you can do to counteract these negative feelings, such as diet and exercise. Try these foods to improve your mood!

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Ah Nuts! Fuel for Memory and Cognition

Ever forget a name you should know, had a fact at the tip of your tongue you couldn’t quite remember, or walk into a room and forget why you were there? Wish there was something you could do to improve your memory? What if you learned nuts may help improve your brain health when eaten […]

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How To Handle a Midlife Crisis

We’ve talked a bit this month about “aging gracefully.” On the face of the topic, it’s easy to narrowcast the conversation toward older audiences, where it might be appropriate to discuss strategies for continuing to age gracefully once you’re already there. However, there are some natural road blocks and challenges that will inherently arise on […]

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Even a Little Exercise Can Prevent Depression

New research has shown that exercise might be just what you need to prevent depression. It’s been understood for quite some time that exercise provides mental health benefits, but not really to what extent. Thanks to a recent study, we now know that even a small lifestyle change can really make a difference for those […]

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Health Effects of Daylight Saving Time

It’s that time of year again: daylight saving time (DST). It’s time to set the clocks back an hour, technically at 2:00am to end DST. While most of us consider the “fall back” to be a treat, giving us an extra hour of sleep in the morning, we don’t realize how it can impact us. […]

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What is a Microbiome: The Garden Within Our Bodies

For every cell in our bodies, there are about 10 “non-human” cells. These are microbial residents of our gut, skin, eyes, and nasal passages and are referred to as the “microbiome” and research of its role in human health has revealed enough surprising discoveries that the National Institute of Health has launched an International Human Microbiome Project. The […]

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Why Women Should Strength Train

In some cases, the moment that we make mention of strength training to female clients can be a tense one—one that tends to be full of excuses. “I don’t want to bulk up.” “Ha! I’m not a body builder.” “But cardio burns more calories.” The truth is, strength training is one of the best things you can add […]

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How Exercise Benefits Your Mental Health

Recently we discussed how massage can help with the symptoms of depression. But how about treating depression with exercise, too? Many studies show that folks who exercise regularly get a positive boost in their overall sense of well being, and lower rates of depression.

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Dealing with Anxiety or Depression? Massage Can Help

Just about all of us deal with some form of anxiety or depression every once in awhile. Consider how massage can play an important role in your healing and relaxation.

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Skip the Donuts, Here’s a Dozen Reasons to Exercise

  Those of you who made that concerted effort to change your lifestyle for the healthier have probably been bitten by the health bug. You may even feel like shouting off the rooftops the wonderful changes (for the better) you have experienced while becoming more active and eating right. Or at the very least, you […]

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