Subscribe to It Has Nothing to Do with Age by Email Follow Tusk95664 on Twitter It Has Nothing to Do with Age: Understanding depression
It Has Nothing To Do With Age provides self-help principles. The inspirational stories give concrete illustrations of overcoming many of life's challenges. Difficulties pertaining to depression, grief, divorce, and death are presented and worked through by the participants. Physical impairments, injuries, overcoming issues with weight, alcohol, and nicotine are also dealt with and resolved by the athletes.

This book provides a model on how to overcome some of the difficulties that confront all of us . Further, this read sheds a beacon of light on preventive measures for good physical and mental health. Research demonstrates that exercise is an important component in treating such ailments and debilitating illness such as depression, stroke, heart disease, brain or cognitive malfunction,and Alzheimer's disease.

I suggest that proper exercise can be used as a preventive measure for psychological, cognitive, and physical health as well. Follow my prescription and lead a better, more fulfilling, and healthier life.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Understanding depression

Thursday, the 17th , I attended a continuing education  class  called "Understanding Depression and Bipolar Disorders: What We Know and What You Can Do About It". This class was held in Folsom. Yes, that place that Johnny Cash made famous.

Information that is pertinent to my book is as follows:1 20-25% of the population in this country will experience depression in their lifetime. 2. Some of the symptoms include: changes in mood, low self-esteem, decreased motivation, irritability, lack of enthusiasm, not being happy, weight change, decreased libido, fatigue, sleep disturbance, pessimism, loss of perspective, and indecisiveness. Unfortunately there are more symptoms.

Depression increases cortisol and too much of that is toxic, increases brain damage, can cause artery disease, and decreases BDNF which is brain derived neurotrophic factor, increases oxidative stress which accelerates aging. Now for the good news. One effective a treatment of depression is exercise. Exercise is defined in research studies as walking 62-120 minutes a day,10,000 steps per day which is about 5 miles, stretching, and an aerobic activity such as walking, jogging, running, or swimming . Also exercise is associated with increasing BDNF which is now considered to be a major component were factor in the illness.

It is time to feed Decka.


Post a Comment