Tag - Exercise

3
May

How Exercise Alleviates Depression

The CDC reports that more than 1 in 9 Americans over age 12 take an antidepressant – and 60% will be on it for 2 years or more. Yet, several studies have shown that moderate exercise can be as effective as taking an antidepressant for mild to moderate depression. You don’t have to be a …

15
Dec

Exercise During the Holidays to Lift Depression

The holidays are a time of joy and happiness. But sometimes this time of year can leave you feeling a bit low. You want to do something about it, but what? According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) more than 1 in 9 Americans over age 12 take an antidepressant and 60% will be …

19
Dec

Better Exercise and Lead To Better Sex When Taking Antidepressants

If you are one of the millions of women taking antidepressant medications to improve your mood, you might have noticed a worsening libido. It’s a common side affect. Now a new study reveals that exercise might might be a solution. Women taking antidepressants, especially if their workouts occur right before sex, boosted libido. The researchers …

17
Jul

Changes in Weight and Metabolism

Older adults aren’t aged versions of younger adults any more than children are younger versions of adults. Each stage of life functions slightly differently with different strengths and weaknesses. Menopause and aging in general is associated with changes in both our genes and in our metabolism. In fact, you don’t have to be that old. …

18
Sep

Diet Plus Exercise Needed For Optimum Health in Obese Women in Menopause

Between 1978 and 2004, the percentage of obese women in menopause increased from 17% to 30%. For most people, obesity is due to either eating too much, exercising too little or a combination of the two. In addition, metabolism slows down with aging. Muscle mass and strength also decline. A study in the journal Menopause …

13
Aug

Exercise Lowers Menopause Symptoms

If you are in menopause and sitting on your bottom waiting for your hot flashes, mood swings and irritability to get better, it’s time to get up and start exercising. A study in the journal Menopause investigated 176 symptomatic women in menopause age 45 to 63 and had them do aerobic exercise for 50 minutes …

28
Jun

Functional Fitness Starring Suzanne Andrewss on PBS

I hope you all will listen to my interview with Suzanne Andrews about her new PBS show. You can hear it or download it at http://webtalkradio.net/shows/your-health-rocks/. One of the things that keeps many people from exercising is that they are already so overweight or out of shape that they think that it is too late …