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Lifting Your Mood Through Activity – Part 2

In part 1, we talked about how lack of activity can lower your mood. Setting goals is an important step in helping you increase activity. Goals will help you to think about what you would like to work towards in the coming months. It may be useful to think about goals in relation to your values. Some examples of values: · Work, education, studying & learning · Friends & social activities · Family & intimate relationships · Physical health, exercise & wellbeing · Spirituality & religion · Recreation, leisure & […]...

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The Dangers Of Diets

by Dr Emma Gray - 8th April, 2015
The Dangers Of Diets

Our bodies are designed to survive and when we diet it sees this as a threat to this survival and fights back with physiological tactics including increased hunger, preoccupation with food and a decrease in metabolism. This decrease in metabolism means that our body uses the food we give it more efficiently so the weight we lose by dieting will not be equivalent to the energy reduction we make. As a result the more we diet, the more efficient our body will become at adapting to our reduced calorie intake […]...

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Anti-depressants Or Exercise – Which Is Best?

A Nation of Pill Poppers? We’d Rather Walk or Talk! A recently published study by Nuffield Health has raised headlines across the national press claiming that GPs are turning Great Britain into “a nation of pill poppers” as GPs are turning to prescription medication to treat individuals suffering from mental health concerns, such as anxiety, whilst ignoring other valuable options such as exercise or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) counselling with a psychologist. The study involved 2,000 individuals and of those surveyed, 44% stated that they regularly (at least once a […]...

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Taboo’s About Mental Health In Football

Taboo’s about mental health in football Recent high profile cases have shown the severe mental health problems many current and former professional footballers face. It is easy to assume that these sportsman lead a blessed life away from the pressures and anxieties that most of us face, however, the actual facts point to a very different reality. Pressure to perform, short careers, a lack of a good or consistent education and large earnings from a very young age ensure that a large number of these men face real issues with […]...

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