Healthy Lifestyle

Make A Healthy Grocery List For A Healthier You in 2019

In our last article on New Year Resolutions we talked about how to avoid being in the 80% of people who fail at their Resolutions by February of the new year and gave practical tips to achieving those Resolutions or Goals.

New Year Resolutions: How To Achieve Your Goals In 2019

Growing up I had an all-time favorite movie titled #PrettyWoman. So I am going to borrow a quote by Happy Man from a scene in that movie and rephrase it as: “Welcome to #2019! What’s your #Resolution? Everybody got here, this is 2019, year of new #Resolutions. Some #Resolutions come true, some don’t, but keep having your #Resolution – this is 2019. Always time to make new resolutions, so keep on with it!”

The Impact of Fasting On Your Health

The month of January is often marked by pivotal activities like making resolutions, embarking on religious fasts, planning and strategizing for the year and so on. As such January is often seen as the ‘month of new beginnings’.

Exercises That Help With Depression

Exercise can be one of the best things you can do for your body while being depressed because physical activity can make you feel better, improve your mood and even help you sleep better. We understand that it is usually a struggle to do anything while you feel down or depressed but we would like to encourage you to try these steps.

Staying Fit And Eating Healthy This Festive Season!!!

This season is a very tricky one for those of us that have decided to be very conscious of our health, how we eat and what we eat because there is a very serious availability of distractions of the food kind. “Let’s eat everything we see” is a very contagious habit so we are officially calling in the “run on sight” order.

Symptoms Of Depression

As we discussed previously on the types, we felt it was equally pertinent to highlight some symptoms of depression to help educate us on how to recognize when depression is starting to develop either in others or in ourselves

Types of Depression

So last time we talked a little on the causes of depression and what to avoid in order to avoid depression entirely or at least limit the likelihood of its occurence. Today, we would love to cover another pertinent aspect of understanding depression-its types

Causes Of Depression

So we discussed the general overview of depression and a lot of things pertaining to what it is. However, we would like to really delve deeper into it and see how we can understand the things that cause depression so as to reduce or limit our “exposure” to this nasty silent creeper.

Depression: What It Is

Depression may be described as feeling sad, blue, unhappy, miserable or down in the dumps. Most of us feel this way at one time or another for short periods. But true clinical depression is a mood disorder in which feelings of sadness, loss, anger or frustration interfere with everyday life for an extended time.

Depression is a common condition. The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) estimates that about 10 percent of American adults experience some form of depression. For people with chronic illnesses, the number can be higher. For example, NIMH estimates that about 25 percent of people with cancer have depression, and one study of people with multiple sclerosis found that 41.8 percent had significant symptoms of depression.

The symptoms of depression can be mild, moderate or severe. But even when symptoms are mild, the condition is not the same as temporarily having the blues. People cannot snap out of depression by force of their will. And while practicing healthy habits may help, getting regular exercise, eating right or taking a vacation may not completely alleviate depression.

Depression is more common in women than men and is especially common during the teen years. Men seem to seek help for feelings of depression less often than women. Therefore, women may only have more documented cases of depression.

Nutrition and Obesity

The one reason your emphasis should be on eating right is because it is directly connected with helping your body deal with potential illnesses – “Let thy food be thy medicine and medicine thy food” – and because obesity is highly related to your body’s nutrition and how 

Recent statistics have shown that more and more people are becoming a little more obese with every year that goes by and the fear with that is that it only means less people are getting the nutritional knowledge to help them know what to eat and how to eat it in order to keep their bodies in proper weight and excellent working condition.