Does Exercise Help Ease Depression? When you are suffering from depression, exercise seems like the last thing on your mind. However, if you can just motivate yourself to get started, it can create a huge difference. Exercise helps to prevent various health conditions such as diabetes, arthritis and high blood pressure. Research on depression indicates that the physical and psychological benefits of exercise can improve mood and reduce anxiety. Here's How Exercise Can Help Depression. The links between depression, anxiety and exercise are not crystal clear. However, working out and other forms of physical exercise have been shown to ease the symptoms of depression and leave you feeling better. Working out regularly can help to reduce depression in the following ways: * Confiden...
Mental health conditions can be experienced by both men and women. But you might have some varying degrees of issues or different symptoms than a woman your same age with the same mental health disorder. Here are some things you should know about your mental health, how to spot it, and ways to manage it. Mental Health Warning Signs While each different mental health disorder can have different signs and symptoms, there are some that tend to be similar across the board. As a man, you probably experience more irritability, anger, and extreme mood changes than a woman with the same mental health illness. You are also more susceptible to substance abuse. Other warning signs that you are struggling with a mental health issue include mood or energy level changes, changes in your a
#LetsTalk With Grace J Teal: Why Mental Health and Depression In Men Can No Longer Be Ignored Mental health is for weak people, just a bunch of attention seekers, she’s cookoo, he’s a weirdo…. I hear these statements rolling off peoples tongues on a daily basis but it couldn’t be further from the truth. Welcome to my fortnightly column, #LetsTalk where I will be discussing many general life matters including mental health from my own personal experiences. My name is Grace J Teal and I am an English-based model and a social media influencer, and I have worked with a number of magazines, newspaper, featured in music videos and clothing brands, but I also take time to campaign and talk about mental health across my social media platforms to raise awareness. Coming from a background
When you initially think about health, you may solely focus on your body. However, your mental health plays a tremendous role in how you feel about yourself and your existence. Instead of allowing your mental health to decline, employ some techniques to feel better and to live out your dreams. Handle Negative Situations A negative situation may act as a major barrier to optimal mental health. Therefore, you should develop strategies for handling situations. One effective method is to tell yourself that you can either find a solution to the situation or you can learn to adjust to it. Accepting that life will not always flow smoothly is important. When you expect life to move along smoothly at all times, you are almost certain to find yourself disappointed. Try New Experiences ...
Stress and anxiety can wreak havoc on your mental state and eventually cause physical problems. If you haven’t been diagnosed with a deeper mental health problem such as depression or bi-polar disorder, you may want to try some proven solutions to gain a more positive mindset. Solutions include meditation, CDs (guided imagery), Yoga, Tai Chi, music and reading positive books or articles. Hypnotherapy and acupuncture have also been used successfully in helping calm the body and mind. 1. Yoga works to relieve stress and anxiety by conditioning your body through poses or postures. It helps you become aware of certain aspects of your body and the energy passing through it and helps you breathe in a more relaxed state to gain healing oxygen. The more you practice Yoga, the more you’re
When you feel unbalanced, find it difficult to focus on daily business or have trouble getting enough sleep, it’s time for a diagnosis of your present mental state. You can find some clues in looking at your past mental history. Perhaps you’re under a great deal of stress and need to either reduce your workload or other stress triggers or find new or tried and true methods to cope with it. If the usual methods of reducing stress don’t work, you should see a doctor for a possible medical diagnosis. Not being able to focus on work or other daily factors in your life are signs that you need to reassess your mindset and make positive changes. The first thing you need to do is figure out if you’re in a growth or stagnant mindset. A growth mindset sets you on the right track for succes
A healthy body won’t get you very far in life if you don’t have the added advantage of robust mental health. Keeping your mind strong and healthy should parallel a priority of maintaining a healthy body plan of exercise and eating a proper diet. Today, when you see a doctor for a physical checkup, you may experience an assessment of your mental acuity too. Patients and doctors are more aware of how daily stress and situations can affect your overall health and put you at risk for mental problems such as dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. If problems do surface during a doctor’s visit, there are proven ways to combat the threats to your mental health. Your health care provider can suggest methods – and this report also contains some suggestions you may want to try. You’ll also find