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New Evidence Shows How Exercise Lowers Depression

If you still think physical exercise is only good for the body, then check out this latest research that adds to the evidence about how exercise lowers depression and improves mental health. The Journal of American Medical Association’s Psychiatry journal just published an analysis of 15 studies involving 190,000 people to learn more about how …

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How to Break Through Negative Self-Talk and Soar

We all talk to ourselves about ourselves. It’s called “self-talk” and often times, it’s negative self-talk. What kind of things do you say? That you’re overweight, lazy, and too old to be fit? A lot of us struggle with an inner voice that repeats nonsense like that. But you don’t have to let it keep …

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Being Grateful Is Good for Your Health

Gratitude is important every day, not just on Thanksgiving. Gratitude is good for our physical, mental, spiritual and social health – and it even has a relationship to exercise. Being Grateful Is Good for Your Health “Studies suggest that making a habit of noticing what’s going well in your life could have health benefits,” the …

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Physical Exercise is for Mental Health, Too

At every stage in life, our physical health is tied inextricably to our mental health. When we feel good physically, we’re more likely to feel good mentally, as well. And with dementia, depression, anxiety and loneliness higher among people later in life, this is one more reason to get or stay physically fit. Physical Activity …

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How To Stick With It

Starting on the road to fitness or a healthier lifestyle can be challenging enough. But staying on that road for the long haul? Well, that can be another issue altogether. That’s how Clay Lambert feels these days. The 56-year-old journalist is off to a great start in exercising more and eating better. In just three …

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Exercise: A Powerful Weapon to Fight Depression, Heart Disease

Our friend James is concerned about his 82-year-old mother, who lost her husband and sister within a couple of months this year. She’s showing signs of depression, which can be grave. Plus, she was recently diagnosed with AFib, or atrial fibrillation, and is working with her doctors to bring her heart to a proper, steady …

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Research Keeps Showing How Meditation Is So Helpful

  Research shows how meditation is helpful to your health. Slow down and relax. Unplug. Take it easy. These are all phrases to describe an ancient practice that helps improve physical, mental and spiritual health: meditation. How Meditation is Helpful to Your Health A new Canadian study shows that meditation reduces late-life depression and anxiety. …

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The First Excuse Is the Worst Excuse: Yes, You Really Do Have Time

As a Personal Trainer and Health Coach, the worst excuse people come up with for not keeping up with a healthy lifestyle is “I don’t have time for exercise.” This is basically the grown-up version of “The dog ate my homework.” Worst Excuse “I don’t have time to exercise.” How many times have you said …

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Getting Fit Gives You the Power to Travel Anywhere You Like

  Are you fit enough to have the power to travel anywhere you’d like to go? Kay Willoughby turns 75 in November. In just the last decade, she’s been fishing in Alaska, scuba diving in the Florida Keys, and hiking through the great cities of Europe. But on a recent river cruise in Russia, she …

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Research Keeps Showing How Meditation Is So Helpful

  As a Personal Trainer and Health Coach who takes a holistic approach to health and fitness, I already know how meditation can be helpful to a person’s wellbeing. It has certainly helped me. So, Slow down and relax. Unplug. Take it easy. These are all phrases to describe an ancient practice that helps improve …

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