What Happens To Depression If You Exercise Everyday?
Do you know how much exercise reduces stress hormones? More research is coming out that the best way to combat anxiety is with physical exercise.
In previous articles, I've addressed how being mindful or prayerful as well as simply being outside can significantly reduce the effects of anxiety and possible depression. Now it's time to look at the third non-meditative way to address it; that being good old-fashioned exercise and physical activity.
Sunlight Exposure And Depression
Does sunlight help with depression? Many enjoy being outside but does it have medical benefits? There is sunlight and depression research to be explored.
Understanding how our mental state can be negatively affected by many things is the first step in addressing depression and anxiety. But are there more natural approaches to addressing it other than medications, pills, or prescriptions? Although these are the default, there are several other methods that have been used for hundreds of centuries.
What Is Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
Are there any natural ways to reduce anxiety and depression? Understanding that depression and loneliness can be affected by mindfulness is crucial.
Everyone at some point in their lives will experience a bout of sadness or possible anxiety. It was during my first experiences with it that I learned some tools that helped me to overcome what was causing my depression and anxiety, these tools being a bit of mindfulness and spiritual meditation. I realize that words like meditation and mindfulness are trending, but there is more and more research out there that cognitive therapies based on mindfulness are showing promising results.
How To Increase Serotonin And Dopamine Naturally
What does dopamine and serotonin do in the brain? More specifically, what does serotonin do as it relates to our sleep, hunger, and happiness levels?
Serotonin is a neurochemical that helps regulate sleep, hunger levels, mediate moods, and actually controls your ability to feel pain. Roughly 95% of the serotonin is created and your gut.
Your gut is lined with 100 million nerve cells called neurons, so it seems plausible that your gut not only helps digestion, but guides emotion.
Being Around Animals Means Less Gut Stress
Have you ever thought about if our immune system improves with being around animals? A large percentage of people have pets or live around animals daily so is it too far fetched to think animals can help our digestion?
So it might be possible knowing how our relationship with the land can actually make contributions to having a more healthy gut and microbiome. Now, living inside a region where it might be rural or personal homestead might be peaceful and quiet, however, the actual cause why human beings choose to dwell in rural areas for better health might be that they can actually handle stress better than their city-dwelling compadres.
Do You get anxiety from food? Does that sound strange or how would you even know? Are there anxiety foods that help gut bacteria that in turn helps your anxiety?
Imagine a existence without bacteria living in, on, and around your intestine. How might you might be living: more sickness or healthier? Regardless of your physical health, you would in all likelihood sense stressful and depressed, with little preference to see associates and your own family. at least that is what research has shown in mice with limited gut bacteria.
3 Tips For Better Intellectual Health
One of the key components of holistic health is achieved is by strengthening your mental health. When you begin to focus on "sharpening your tool", your emotional intelligence and mental health are sure to improve as well. I like to call it strength training and mental health for the brain.
But, the welfare of your intellectual is strong by incessantly partaking challenging efforts of the mind. In doing so, this mental growth can assist you to build new skills, and inspire you to challenge the statue quo, and inspire and assist you to grow. Of course the ways are endless, but you may opt for other ways to keep your mind sharp depending on how and what your mood feels like at the time.
For some, that that might entail brain games, puzzles, or scholastic endeavors. Even merely partaking in personal relationships and intellectually stimulating conversations and debates will strengthen this pillar.
Effects Of Caffeine On The Adolescent Brain
Today is the last part of part four in my series on how caffeine can be detrimental to our overall health. Now, I know what you are saying, "Jared, just let me have my morning 'Cup Of Joe'", but lately it's really got me thinking that such a large percentage of people are entirely addicted to the same stimulant and we often feel like we need it of course but this can't be normal.
It's not like our bodies are hard wired to need caffeine to function but perhaps the caffeine does a great job of covering up our current state of health. Without coffee, we may feel that we are tired or drained and coffee provides a short term fix for that so we are essentially relying on coffee to treat the symptom but not get to the root cause of the issue which is the same as any other drug.
Does Caffeine Regulate Blood Sugar?
We've been looking at recently whether or not caffeine is addictive. Is there a bigger issues associated with possible caffeine addiction of Americans? This is the third part in my series on what caffeine does to your brain and how that can be detrimental to our overall health.
In Part One we looked at caffeine and when it comes to its effect on our brains can be just as addicting as cocaine or methamphetamine. In Part Two I addressed how physiologically caffeine raises our cortisol levels and triggers a stressful action in our body. To put it quite simply, having our body rely on any sort of stimulant in order to feel awake or energized in the morning, probably points to some bigger issues in regards to your health.
How To Break Caffeine Addiction?
Caffeine addiction is becoming a larger problem today in society. Today is the second part of my series on what caffeine does to your body and your brain. And then I'm gonna go into greater detail about why I'm taking a caffeine detox.
Caffeine triggers our fight or flight response mechanism which can raise cortisol. Now, this is commonly known as the stress hormone, so if you feel particularly stressed out during the day, perhaps a detox from this drug will help, and it's definitely worth a shot as many of us know how detrimental stress can be to our overall health and well being.
These podcasts are an extension of me sharing what I believe is the source to be healthy emotionally, mentally, physically, and spiritually: a strong gut.