In: exercise

Exercise Solutions
Exercise Solutions to Roadblocks
June 20, 2017

I was inspired to write this post on exercise solutions by a wonderful article in BP Hope that not only talks…

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Boost Creativity by Walking
May 1, 2017

“How can I get my creativity back?” One of my patients, who has been wrestling with depression for quite a…

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Move It
April 22, 2017

You have the potential to change your life. There is an almost magical system for activating hundreds of genes associated with…

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Exercise for Health
April 21, 2017

Exercise is essential to healthy life. It offers multiple rewards. It improves mood, lowers blood pressure, and improves blood cholesterol levels….

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Children at Risk for Depression
May 8, 2016

James Hudziak, and other researchers, presented information suggesting a strategy for improving brain health, and reducing anxiety and depression in children…

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TV Watching Leads to Impaired Cognition
March 11, 2016

How can we build up foundational, long-lasting healthy habits while young? We know it’s important—a perennial question, if not one we…

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Exercise Dose
December 15, 2015

What is the right dose of exercise, how much before you hurt yourself, or stop seeing more benefits? You could be…

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Exercise Keeps Us Young
March 19, 2015

A recent New York Times article entitled “How Exercise Keeps Us Young” prompted me to write this post. Those of us…

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Exercise and Stress – How Exercise Prevents Depression
October 5, 2014

Exercise seems to reduce stress. But how does this work? And what about exercise effects on depression? An article in the…

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Bipolar Disorders and Exercise: Working Out Can Tone Up Your Neurotransmitters – Arnrow
July 16, 2014

Neurotransmitters are the chemicals that your brain cells (neurons) use to transmit information, without them we cannot think or act. It…

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Let There Be Light
July 12, 2014

Those who experience depression regularly at certain times of the year (in San Francisco, a winter depression usually begins in late…

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Exercise or Inactivity Changes Your Brain’s Structure and Its Resilience to Stress
January 26, 2014

This past year has been a remarkable year in terms of new studies examining the effects of exercise on your brain….

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Depression and Inflammation
September 21, 2013

Recently there has been increasing interest in the relationship between depression and chronic overactivity of the body’s biological defense system –…

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Runner’s High
June 27, 2013

A great way to gain both physical and mental strength is to make running a part of your workout. A lifestyle…

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