Research has shown that exercise can decrease symptoms of depression. This may be due to the circulation of endorphins, the fact that exercise can distract us from unpleasant thoughts, or our tendency to feel proud and accomplished after a good workout.
Over 55 million people in the U.S. run or jog recreationally, and for good reason. Most of us know that running offers a host of physical benefits, including improved cardiovascular health and better sleep.
Its benefits are also mental and emotional: running has been shown to improve brain functioning and create resistance to stress. What’s more, it can have a powerful effect on one’s mood.
It may seem like everyone you know has at least one New Year’s resolution in mind, but did you know that only 8 percent of us actually accomplish that goal? Whether our initial goals were too ambitious or we were knocked off track by an instance of failure, many of us will return to our… read more
In recent years, scientists have uncovered several connections between running and improved brain functioning. We already know that running is “an excellent means of conditioning the cardiovascular system.” Recently, running has also been associated with positive developments in the mind. These include higher rates of growth, improved emotional control, and enhanced abilities. These aren’t the… read more
Our bodies go through myriad changes as we age; in terms of stress, as we grow older, we are both exposed to new physical stressors and begin to handle those stressors in a different way. This post seeks to break down those stress-related changes and provide methods for coping with them. How Our Bodies Respond… read more
While it’s easy to say “just quit!”, that’s not always a possibility. For those who’re stuck in their toxic work environments, here are some ways to get by—and maybe even to get something good out of the negative experience.
Wow, this summer has been a hot and sunny one! I hope everyone has had the opportunity to enjoy the sunshine, fresh air, and time outside. I know I look forward to my daily lunch breaks on the benches in Dupont Circle. The awesome part about the great outdoors is that nature positively impacts our… read more