When you think about nutrition, you generally think about physical health, dieting to lose weight or fueling the body for exercise; we don’t often think about how what we eat affects our mental health. Some people will associate a low mood with eating and drinking, how often have you had a sweet treat to makeContinue reading “Managing Your Mental Health, Part 4 – Nutrition.”
Category Archives: Brain
So, the Supplements do Work!
It may just be me, but sometimes I wonder if what I take for my anxiety and depression works? Currently, I’m taking natural supplements, but it was also the same when I was on Sertraline. This last week showed me that what I am taking does work! I normally take a daily dose of 200mgContinue reading “So, the Supplements do Work!”
Exercise for Better Mental Health.
With my 5 in 5 marathon challenge, I’m encouraging all of you to get out and exercise as a way of improving your mental wellbeing. We all know about the benefits of exercise to our physical health, but less is known, or understood about how exercise helps our mood, and how it can aid withContinue reading “Exercise for Better Mental Health.”
#5in5forMind Update – The Psychology of Endurance Running.
My decision to run 5 marathons in five consecutive days, has a touch of the bonkers about it, and I’m the first to admit it does; I sometimes stop and ask myself ‘what the hell am I thinking?’ I can comfortably run a half marathon, but the thought of doing twice that distance in oneContinue reading “#5in5forMind Update – The Psychology of Endurance Running.”
Anxiety & The Brain, Part 10: Neurotransmitters.
Have you ever wondered what controls our mood? What makes us feel happy, sad, or afraid? The answer is chemical messengers called NEUROTRANSMITTERS; they are key players in helping to understand anxiety, and the physical reactions associated with it. As we learnt in my blog Anxiety & The Brain, Part 5, the brain is madeContinue reading “Anxiety & The Brain, Part 10: Neurotransmitters.”