Quitting to feel better - A cure for the "Blues"

Posted at 7:54 pm on 07/16/2014 by Dave Greene RN, CCWC
July 16, 2014 1145 am





Hi,

Today is wellness Wednesday, and I wanted to provide some different articles concerning various health issues we all may face.  Have you been working out lately?  Is that you I see in this picture at the gym.  Well if it is, then most likely you're feeling better than the other 60% percent of that gym that don't show up.

What's the big deal?  I know it good for me, but it takes time out of my busy day to get there.  Have you been feeling stressed lately at work?  Has it been harder to do physical activities?  You must be feeling like, "how am I ever going to make it work".  First of all, start small after you've seen your medical provider.

You don't have to be a member of a gym.  Do you have a pair of running or walking shoes?  Put those suckers on, and head out your front door.  Find a safe path where you can walk for thirty minutes.  The benefits of the exercise will combat any struggles you may being having with feeling blue, and you don't have to be concerned with any side effects from medications.  Look at the link below for more information.  Take care.




Despite what you may think, cigarettes don’t boost your mood. Two questionnaires filled out three years apart by 4,800 daily smokers showed that smokers who’d quit since the first survey were a lot happier by the second.

“Ex-smokers had improved well-being,” says study head Patricia A. Cavazos-Rehg, Ph.D., of Washington U. in St. Louis. “Their mental health problems and heavy drinking behaviors decreased when they quit smoking.”

Not convinced? Another survey of 26 studies concluded that ­quitting smoking could be effective against depression and anxiety.

“Stopping smoking is associated with long-term improvements in mental health, debunking the myth that smoking is stress relieving,” says U. of Birmingham’s Gemma Taylor.

- See more at: http://www.mensfitness.com/life/quitting-smoking-could-ease-depression#sthash.5saDykZM.dpuf

Despite what you may think, cigarettes don’t boost your mood. Two questionnaires filled out three years apart by 4,800 daily smokers showed that smokers who’d quit since the first survey were a lot happier by the second.

“Ex-smokers had improved well-being,” says study head Patricia A. Cavazos-Rehg, Ph.D., of Washington U. in St. Louis. “Their mental health problems and heavy drinking behaviors decreased when they quit smoking.”

Not convinced? Another survey of 26 studies concluded that ­quitting smoking could be effective against depression and anxiety.

“Stopping smoking is associated with long-term improvements in mental health, debunking the myth that smoking is stress relieving,” says U. of Birmingham’s Gemma Taylor.

- See more at: http://www.mensfitness.com/life/quitting-smoking-could-ease-depression#sthash.5saDykZM.dpuf

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