If my mother can do it, so can you! Paging Doc Roddy Blog is by the people for the people, I’m honored that the first submission to my blog not written by myself came from my mother. She wanted to share her personal fitness story with our blog visitors. Exercise means a lot to my mother and it still impresses me that even with her busy schedule she’s kept a consistent exercise regimen for many, many years. Read, be inspired, exercise, and go be healthy and awesome! Click to read more.Read More
We live in an image conscious society, people spend numerous hours in the gym, toning muscles, flattening stomachs, and running on the treadmill. But what about our mental health? Even with a perfectly fit body, what is the body without a sound mind?
In the article posted on VICE, VICE Social Editor, Hanson O’Haver, discusses the common belief that many mental health issues arise in late adolescence or early adulthood. He discussed with mental health expert, Dr. Johanna Jarcho, if this is indeed true as well as how much of the development of such conditions are genetic versus environment.
Furthermore, the article discusses what you should and can do if and when you experience a mental health crisis. I offer my thoughts on the article as well as share the original article for review.Read More
President Obama made a BuzzFeed video: Things Everybody Does But Doesn't Talk AboutHow did we get Obama to use a selfie stick? Oh, because he wants you to go to https://www.healthcare.gov/.Posted by BuzzFeed Video on Thursday, February 12, 2015
#Stress #NotEveryMomentNeedsToBeSerious #IfThePresidentCanDoItSoCanYou #Exercise #CalmThoughts #EatHealthy
Although more research is needed to determine exactly how increased, prolonged states of stress affect one’s health, we do know that stress has been linked to sleep disturbances, depression, as well as mood swings. Additionally increased levels of stress can affect behaviors that can have deleterious effects on our overall health. People may choose to smoke more, eat more, or choose prolonged periods of inactivity over being active and exercising to manage their stress. Due to these behaviors people may subsequently develop heart disease, diabetes, increased cholesterol levels as well as obesity, all of which have proven negative affects to our long term overall health as well as life expectancy.
Bottom line, as President Obama does in this video, relax, smile, and try not to take yourself and every situation you encounter so seriously. By controlling your stress and the negative habits it may motivate, you just might be saving your own life. :)