depression

6 07 2017

Stressed? Exercise!

We all have stress.  It’s a fact of life.  And it’s a good thing to have some stress.  Imagine a world with no stress at all.  When our kids cry, we might not respond.  When a term paper is due, you might not get it done in time. And when your wife calls you for [...]

23 02 2017

We’re all SMILES!

Sometimes when the evidence finally emerges, I get very excited.  There are some things we know through experience or what some might call the “6th sense”. But when a good scientific large-scale study proves your point, it’s very exciting! Most educated people know that exercise and proper healthy eating are extremely beneficial to one’s health [...]

29 06 2016

How much does it really help?

Depression and Anxiety have become widespread in our society today.  As a matter of fact, anxiety is now the most common mental illness in the United States.  According to the National Institute of Mental Health, it affects 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older, or 18% of the population. Anxiety disorders [...]

30 11 2014

In or Out!

One of the keys to success for people who start exercising is to find the proper mode of exercise for each individual so that they can enjoy what they are doing. I always encourage people to exercise outdoors. Although joining a gym or seeing a trainer in the gym is certainly beneficial, exercising outdoors just seems [...]

10 10 2014

Coffee’s Undeserved Bad Rap

Sometimes, things that we are so sure about for so long end up being the opposite of what we think. You might remember when eating butter was a big no-no and we should go for the margarine instead. Of course, we now know that a little bit of butter isn’t so bad at all and [...]

11 09 2014

Am I Really Hungry? (Part 2)

In Part 1 of this article, we pointed out that there is a difference between true hunger as opposed to cravings and emotional eating. In Part 2, we talk about with triggers for emotional eating and how to deal with each of them. Emotional eating is most likely the main reasons for overeating. Here are [...]