By Karen D'Souza | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: June 28, 2018 at 7:14 am | UPDATED: June 28, 2018 at 7:15 am Just as suicide rates are spiking and a national conversation has begun on to how to fight depression, a disease that impacts 16 million adults in the U.S., a new study shows that exercise may be a key weapon in the battle. Published in JAMA Psychiatry, this new study shows that exercise combats depression, particularly in middle-age. Led by Dr. Madhukar Trivedi, director of the center for depression research and clinical care at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, the researchers found that being fit can lower the risk of developing depression. Bonus: working out also fights the risk of developing heart disease and dying early. “Depression doesn’t exist in a vacuum,” says Trivedi, senior author of the paper, as Time notes. “Especially for people who are older, depression has a complicated … [Read more...] about Can exercise battle depression?
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Opinion opioid crisis Exercise This article originally appeared on The Conversation. U.S. President Donald Trump is calling for high-intensity drug traffickers to face the death penalty in the United States as part of a new plan to tackle the opioid epidemic. The misuse of opioids has reached crisis levels across North America. Every day in 2016, 116 Americans died from opioid-related drug overdoses. And almost 1,500 Canadians died from such overdoses during the first half of 2017. The prescription painkiller OxyContin. REUTERS/George Frey Recommended Slideshows 26 In Pictures: The World's Most Expensive Countries to Live In 117 The 2018 World Press Photo of the Year contest: And the nominees are... 51 In Pictures: The 50 Most Powerful Military Forces in the World Meanwhile, health-care providers continue to prescribe opioids—to try to help people suffering from chronic pain. Prescription of low-dose opioids over … [Read more...] about Could The Opioid Crisis Be Stymied With Exercise?
Last Updated Aug 19, 2010 5:18 PM EDT I've written before about the potential for saving money and increasing your life expectancy through smart choices regarding nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle. By eating smarter, exercising more, and making wise lifestyle changes, you can possibly save thousands of dollars per year on medical bills and extend your lifespan by five to seven years. Just how can exercising help you in your retirement years? The National Institute on Aging and the National Institutes of Health have developed an informative and simple website with information and ideas for improving the health of seniors. Their website recommends that seniors get the following four types of exercise: Endurance activities, like walking, swimming, or riding a bike. These improve the health of your heart and your circulatory system. Strengthening exercises, like lifting weights or resistance training. These build muscle tissue and reduce muscle loss. Stretching exercises, such as yoga … [Read more...] about How to Slow Aging and Save Money Through Exercise
In today’s job market, it’s not surprising to have your job search last longer than anticipated regardless of your age or experience. Depression is one the topics that almost everyone encounters during a career transition but no one really talks about it. Yet it’s human nature to respond to loss with shades of grief and loneliness. The longer a search lasts the more likely you are to experience the emotional roller coaster of change. One day you might feel hopeful and the next you are self-doubting your abilities to ever land a job. It is important to talk about the downside of job search not to make gloomy matters worse rather to share some ways to counter depression and keep your confidence in track. Your words will affect how others perceive you as well as influence your motivation when the going gets tough. The way you take care of yourself through your job search is as important as having a strong resume or practicing interviews, your mindset is critical step to … [Read more...] about Battling depression during your job search
This time of the year, many people suffer from the winter blues. It’s a common, mild depression caused by a decrease in sunlight. When days get shorter and there is less sunlight, people can experience changes in their energy level, moods and ability to concentrate. These factors can cause problems not only with relationships, but with normal daily activities too. How do you know if you have the winter blues? Well, do any of these symptoms look familiar? • Increased feelings of being tired • Difficulty waking up in the mornings • Difficulty concentrating and thinking creatively in comparison to the summer months • Incorrectly blaming oneself for things that go wrong • Difficulty with tasks that normally seem to be easy/enjoyable • Increased craving for carbohydrate-rich food like chocolate and sodas What can you do? 1. Exercise helps fight the blues and reduces stress, too. Even if it is cold out, bundle up and take a … [Read more...] about 4 tips to help you deal with the winter blues