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So, You Fell Off the Wagon. Now What?


Earlier this week, Psych Central asked Facebook readers about their favorite workouts, and whether they felt working out benefited their mental health.

(Well, I mean, of course it does.)

The response was extremely positive (you guys are AWESOME!). People talked about yoga, aerobics, running -- even just getting in a walk around the track when times got busy.

I was like a proud momma.

One theme I noticed, though, was that some of you talked about feeling “guilty” when...
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Anxiety

5 Mental Reasons to Get Physical in 2014


Exercise is about more than just getting into those skinny jeans.

Actually, even though our country's obesity rate is mind blowing, EXERCISE IS ABOUT WAY MORE THAN JUST LOSING WEIGHT.

Getting physical works wonders for your mental health, and here are five reasons you might consider creating a workout regime for your mental health.

1. Alleviate Mental Illness Symptoms



Yay, Captain Obvious!

Still, I couldn’t create this list without including the fact that exercise helps alleviate symptoms like those associated...
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Exercise

6 Ways to Channel Anger Into Exercise


You might remember, I've been dealing with a lot of anger since my father's death.

I know it's part of the five stages, but that doesn't make it any easier.

What has made it easier is working it out physically.

Before you begin, understand two things:


Understand that you're angry. You might know exactly why you're angry (for example, my father's death), or you might have no clue. Whatever the case, at least...
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Body Image

Get Over Yourself and Go Motivate Someone!


As you probably guessed in my Running and Life post, I used to worry a lot about what other people thought of me when I was exercising.

Once I decided I was more worried about my health than I was about what others thought of me, I hit my city's gorgeous track.

I hadn't run in years, and for the first few weeks, I was hyper aware of...
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Jogging

Running and Life: You CAN Slow Down, Stop, and Rest!

Well, those are big ol' lies.

Running (and jogging) isn't something I got into seriously until my early 30s.

(I'm still in my early 30s, 'm still getting serious, I guess.)

Sure, I had to run laps as a cheerleader in high school and my sadistic college health professor made us get up early one morning and run a mile.

Sometimes--all on my own--I'd hit the treadmill.

Buuuuuuut, that was about it.

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