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Top ten posts of 2017: Mental health and exercise!

In our last post, we listed 10 of our most popular posts of 2017 regarding healthy foods. Today, we list the most popular posts of 2017 regarding two subjects we discuss frequently: mental health and exercise. You will see that there is often an overlap between mental health and exercise, and why exercise (such as dancing) is good for our brain, as well as our body.

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Depression

Here we present 11 symptoms of depression that are not so widely known, such as worsening chronic pain, and missing deadlines. Learn these symptoms you might be not be aware of— in yourself or others.

Brain

Here are seven habits that can harm your brain, such as loud music through headphones, and not getting enough sleep. You might be surprised to learn how a lack of sunlight is bad for your brain. See all seven habits here.

Longevity

Dr. Shigeaki Hinohara, an expert in longevity, died this year at age 105. He was born in 1911 and lived an amazing life as a doctor and professor. He wrote several best-selling books about how to live a long and happy life, and we summarize his top hints here.

Alzheimer’s

There is no known way to completely prevent Alzheimer’s disease, but there are things you can do that will decrease your chance of being afflicted. Read the diet and lifestyle habits that have been shown in research studies that can help.

Depression and Anxiety

There are some patients who consult a psychologist or a psychiatrist, but the root cause of their depression or anxiety is actually a physical problem or disease, which can manifest with psychological changes.

Dancing

This post demonstrates how exercise helps your brain as well as your body. You don’t need to get your exercise by running or going to the gym. Instead, you can do active fun things like dancing. They might be even better for your health than more traditional exercises.

Running for Women

Because women have a greater tendency to develop osteoporosis, running is a particularly good exercise for women since it promotes bone growth. Running also can relieve some symptoms of menopause.

The Plank Exercise

You have likely heard about how important the “core” muscles are. We rely on them anytime we get up and move, so having a strong core is advantageous if we want to live an active lifestyle. Learn about the single best exercise you can do to strengthen your core muscles.

Exercise and Thinking

Do you know that your brain is fed by glucose from your bloodstream when you do deep thinking? And that your brain might be “robbing” glucose away from your muscles when you are exercising? Learn how to balance the brain with your muscles while you exercise.

Tattoos and Exercise

Many people, including athletes, are getting tattoos that are covering a larger part of their skin. Did you know that tattooed skin sweats less than “virgin” skin? Diminished sweating can affect your training. Learn what you can do to avoid problems.

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