Archives for January, 2013

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Time to Recharge: Your Body, Your Mind Takes a Hiatus


Happy Thursday, readers!

We've made it through the first month of 2013, and I hope it's been a great one for you!

I'm writing this post to let you know that as of today, Your Body, Your Mind is taking a brief hiatus.

Psych Central and I began Your Body, Your Mind nearly one year ago with the goal of providing a place for people to learn more about how what we do for our bodies (food and fitness) goes hand-in-hand with what we do for our minds.

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Body Image

Product Review: ‘Hungry for Change’ Documentary


Have you watched Hungry for Change yet?

A few Saturday nights ago, I had nothing better to do than sit in front of Netflix (sad, I know, but let's stay on topic here). As I flipped through the new releases, a documentary called Hungry for Change caught my eye.

I suppose it was the documentary's cover image, a happy chick holding a grocery bag full of whole foods wrapped with a measuring tape, that caught my eye.

Because my grocery bags have been looking more and more like that lately (see Can Clean Eating Help Restore Hormonal Balance?), it seemed potentially up my alley.

So, what's Hungry for Change all about?

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Yoga Week: What’d You Miss?


This post is part of a week-long yoga series at Your Body, Your Mind.

Happy Friday, readers!

If you haven't been able to check out the blog lately, you've missed out on a week-long yoga series that covered everything from depression and anxiety to sleep and sex, and how yoga can help with it all!

Well, never fear! You have all weekend to get caught up (and maybe get to work on your practice!), and I have the posts listed below for your convenience.

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Physical Activity

Yoga Week: Yoga for Men


This post is part of a week-long yoga series at Your Body, Your Mind.

Up front, understand that I'm not writing this post assuming that all men have no idea what's going on when it comes to yoga.

Wouldn't that be a little silly, given that yoga's history reaches back thousands of years, and it's even believed that Hindu monks are responsible for introducing the Western world to yoga?

Still, here in the 21st century, we tend to see more women practicing yoga (throwing on a pair of yoga pants for a late-night run to the grocery store doesn't count!) in popular media.

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Physical Activity

Yoga Week: Yoga for Sleep and Insomnia


This post is part of a week-long yoga series at Your Body, Your Mind.

Over the past few months, with a heavy emphasis on the past month, I haven't been able to sleep much at all.

I have trouble falling asleep and staying asleep, and although I'm sleepy during the day, I can't seem to fall asleep for a nap, either.

I'm not really sure why this is happening, but I'm definitely in the process of trying to figure out just what's going on (?!).

In the meantime, maybe I'll try some of these yoga poses for insomnia.

What do you think?

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Anxiety

Yoga Week: Yoga for Depression and Anxiety


This post is part of a week-long yoga series at Your Body, Your Mind.

Exercise, mediation, massage therapy - these are all complementary (and, for some folks, solitary) ways to

Halogen TV, which describes itself as "the only television network focused on socially conscious entertainment," recently presented a piece outlining yoga poses we can use to better manage our anxiety and depression symptoms.

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Diet

Dr. George Drinka On Junk Foods, Healthy Foods, and the Marvels of the Media


We're fortunate enough to have a guest post today from Dr. George Drinka, child psychiatrist and author. Dr. Drinka's upcoming book, When the Media Is the Parent, is posed to educate parents about the massive role media (think television, video games, and the Internet).

Today, he's talking with us about the role media plays in childhood obesity, fast food advertising geared toward children, and how, in time, the media might even help promote healthier eating.

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Yoga

Friday Funnies: Yoga Mat for Sale on Craigslist – Hysterical!


Happy Friday, sweet readers!

A friend of mine shared this with me a few weeks ago, and I've been waiting for the perfect time to share it with you all.

Well, what better time than a Friday afternoon?

It's almost the weekend, you still have a few hours to go of work or school, and you could probably use a good chuckle, right?

Right!

So head over to MindBodyGreen's Hilarious Yoga Mat...
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General

Strive for a Healthy Body and Mind in 2013


Happy New Year, readers!

Well, we're one week into 2013! How's it treating you so far? Did you have a nice holiday? Are you back to school or work yet?

Have you...

...made (or at this point, broken) your New Year's resolutions yet?

I know, I know, I know!

New Year's resolutions are, for many, a joke.

I mean, if you want to change something, just change it. Right? Don't wait around for a specific month, day, and year - especially not a month, day, and year that puts so much pressure on you.

Yet, New Year's Resolutions (or, at least, the making of them) stick around for a reason: Fresh starts.

Who doesn't get excited about the chance at a fresh start?

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