Guest Post by Christine Hill We spend a third of our life sleeping, and yet the purpose and function of sleep remains to be largely cloaked in mystery. We know that it’s essential for processing and storing memories, that lack of sleep can lead to low functioning, and in extreme cases, symptoms similar to psychosis. … More How Much Sleep Is Right for You? (Guest Post)
5 Food choices that will help you to feel better and thrive! ___ What are the best foods for your mental health? Eating raw fruits and vegetables is linked to improved mental health. Eating raw fruit and vegetables will lower your risk of depression and can help you to feel better about yourself. Dr Tamlin Conner … More The 10 Best Foods for Your Mental Health
Reblogged, author Yoni Freedhoff, MD • • • A great deal of well designed research has been published demonstrating that exercise is just as good, if not better, than antidepressants for mild to moderate depression. One of the best papers on the matter was published in 2000 in the journal Psychosomatic Medicine. In it Michael Babyak … More Walk Briskly Away From Your Depression?
Reblogged, author Yoni Freedhoff, MD • • • People often come to me wanting to lose weight or improve their lifestyle, but their moods are anything but well. Sometimes, when I ask them about it, they’ll say that their weight is what they think is causing them to struggle with depression or anxiety. I always … More First Mood, Then Weight
Working out could reduce drinking’s deadly risks From the CBC September 8, 2016 About 40% of respondents met minimum physical activity guide of 150 minutes of moderate intensity. Being physically active offset some of the mortality risks associated with drinking, researchers found. Move more to drink? Getting the recommended amount of exercise could help offset … More Report: Exercise and Alcohol Use
What eats at you makes you. It drives you. ___ Science got it wrong. You are not what you eat. As I age I am realising that time is not always friendly. I hope that I have a lot of years ahead of me but I don’t want to reach retirement and feel like I wasted … More Binge Eating: You Are What Eats at You
6 Ways to Bring Your Body With You in Your Recovery ___ Recovery begins when you reach a point of decision. For some of us, it is when we are at the end of ourselves when our health demands it, or when we realize we are heading down a path of certain destruction. Recovery begins when … More How to Recover Your Mind and Your Body
18 Ways that exercise makes the difference in my recovery ___ I don’t often write lists, but this post has broken my pattern. I am not a runner, I am more of a generalist. I run, I bike, I do weights and I walk. I like to mix my routines so that I don’t feel … More Recovery: Why Do I Run?
Lots of work but little change? I’m there. This year, I am going to lower my standards. ◊♦◊ By MARGARET WENTE The Globe and Mail, Published Saturday, Jan. 09, 2016 8:00AM EST Don’t tell me about self-improvement. I’ve been improving myself for decades. I have dieted, exercised, made to-do lists and then lost them. I have striven … More Lessons From a Lifetime of Self-Improvement
When you say “I wonder…” you have already changed, your recovery has begun. ___ “The Spirit of God hovered over the waters.” Before God worked, he hovered. Hovering is the work before the work. Hovering is what happens when the painter looks at her empty canvas, the writer opens an blank screen, and a builder looks into the … More Addiction: Recover the Wonder