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.
Toxic Cell Damage
How exactly do free radicals affect the body? In order to address that, we should probably ask how free radicals are formed and can that be reduced?
As long as people put unhealthy things in their bodies, it's important to look at why oxidative stress is damaging our bodies due to how prevalent things called free radicals are in our system. Our path to better health has been lost to us in many different ways and we are now living the sum of our actions blind to the effects these free radicals have on our system.
Why We Are Designed to Be Healthy
There is nothing natural about being sick. In a perfect world, we might live forever. Being that's not the case there are numerous reasons why being healthy is important to each of us in the short term and long term for optimal health.
What exactly does it mean to be healthy, and why is sickness just not a natural state of being. No. Being sick is not natural. Being healthy is it's what we're designed to be. There is nothing natural about having a body that is imbalanced, tired, sick, and in pain. There are no so called diseases in nature. There are no animals with rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, multiple sclerosis or asthma.
Do Vaccines Work Against Bacterial Infections?
What are vaccines and how do they work? Is there some relationship between how vaccines affect our gut and our immune system to the point where we might consider whether it would be probiotics vs. vaccines?
All of us is acquainted with the idea of what a vaccination. A crippled virus is injected via a shot, and the immune system prepares itself for the attack of the real virus someday later. But did you realize that it is feasible to do some thing similar with micro organisms?
Can You Be Physically Well With Better Sleep?
Today I'm going to be discussing the first pillar of health necessary to be holistically healthy and that's being physically strong. Now most people immediately think of exercise when they hear physical wellness and although that's an important part of the equation, it's not the only aspect deserving of our attention.
Your body needs more than movement alone. Physical wellness also includes appropriate sleep, hygiene, and a healthy diet. If you're evaluating your physical health, ask these questions, are you getting enough quality sleep? And if not, what barriers are keeping you from achieving regular and restful sleep? The National Sleep Foundation recommend that adults should get anywhere from between seven and nine hours each night of sleep.
What Are The Barriers To Effective Communication?
We all want to be effective at communication. The most powerful form of communication is the back and forth exchange of ideas and thoughts that are received, understood, and formulated. But what happens when that path gets muddied, trampled, and can't be followed? We all can understand the frustration when your ideas are not articulated well enough. But is there a way to cut through the likelihood there will be misunderstanding? To continue reading, listen to, or download this podcast, follow the link.
Is there a relationship between stress and blood sugar levels? Ultimately, it comes down to answering the question, "Can stress affect blood sugar levels?"
Sugars affect our blood sugar but what does it mean if you were to look at mental health and eating sugar. When we have an increased amount of stress, this anxiety can raise our blood sugar levels. In this podcast episode of The Mental Minute, I look at the regulation of blood sugar levels and your stress responses.
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How Can Probiotics Help You Have More Energy?
Are you aware how much digestion increases energy? Although increasing energy is so important, what are 3 additional ways probiotics help your body?
As we go through life, we should always be looking to biohack our body to get it to perform optimally, and this includes adding probiotics to your digestive system. So is possible that probiotics can improve your life? The bottom line is that good digestion increases energy levels, and who doesn't want that?
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.