Exercise may help eliminate postpartum depression

Canadian researchers recently published a study in Obstetrics & Gynecology showing that exercise can help reduce postpartum depression symptoms.

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How running can heal the brain

Canadian researchers recently published in Cell Reports a study showing that they discovered a molecule that can repair some types of brain damage. The molecule is triggered by running.

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Why sunlight and exercise help with depression

Looking for a natural way to reduce symptoms of your depression? Have you tried sunlight and exercise?

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Does exercise help depression?

Looking for a natural way to reduce symptoms of your depression? Have you tried exercise?

Researchers at the Boston University School of Medicine published in The Primary Care Companion – Journal of Clinical Psychiatry an analysis of a vast amount of research exploring the connection between exercise and mental health over the last century.

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3 key areas for springing into better mental health

The first official day of spring is just behind us. Combined with the recent Easter weekend, now seems to be a prefect time to meditate on the things we’re thankful for and renew our commitment to good health.

Our health affects our mood, and focusing on 3 key areas can make a big difference in our mental health.

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Physical activity lowers depression and anxiety

Australian researchers recently published an article in The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, showing a connection between physical activity levels and depression.

Researchers studied 109 participants who had been treated for depression, anxiety, or both and had been referred to a lifestyle intervention program. Each participant completed the Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scale and the Active Australia Survey, and researchers compared their fitness scores with those of the general population.

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Reduce stress in your life with these 18 easy tricks

Stress, both physical and emotional, affect digestion and nutrient absorption in the gut and can lead to vitamin and mineral imbalances and deficiencies. Truehope believes that these nutrient deficiencies, if left unchecked, can eventually result in a wide variety of mental health issues, including bipolar and depression.

Reducing the stress in our lives can positively effect better nutrient absorption in the body, thus having a beneficial effect on mental health.

So what can you do to manage stress?

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3 steps for setting goals to a healthier new you

It’s that time of year again: goal setting. The new year is everyone’s favourite time to set new goals. If you’re considering setting goals for 2015—especially health-related goals—here are 3 tips to help you get started.

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5 healthy behaviours to reduce depression

German researchers recently published an article in European Journal of Public Health exploring the connection between health behaviours and mental health. Unsurprisingly, those with more healthy behaviours appeared to have better mental health.

The researchers analyzed cross-sectional data of over 39,000 women and men, looking for those who reported having depression and mental distress. They then checked those individuals to see how many were implementing these 5 healthy behaviours in their lives:

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Can bipolar be treated with nutrition and exercise?

Last year, American researchers conducted a small pilot study to explore the feasibility of a bipolar treatment programme that focused on nutrition, exercise, and wellness.

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