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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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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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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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From Kelly Clarkson to Kenney Chesney: Your 20 Favorite Workout Songs of 2012!


Happy Wednesday, lovelies!

A couple of weeks ago I asked you to tell me your favorite workout song of 2012 for a chance to win a pair of custom tangle-free Apple earbuds from Etsy shop owner Holly Bertin of TangleFreeEarbuds.

Well, the drawing winner has been chosen and notified (congratulations, sunshinebabe!) and now I have the top 20 2012 workout songs - a great mix of rock, pop, and even country -...
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