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Meditation: Double the Benefits

Meditation can help you with depression. Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression, a combination of a particular type of meditation and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy can reduce relapse rates by 50%. So meditation is a treatment option you should definitely explore. Did you know that meditation can also improve your general health? People who meditate have fewer hospitalizations for infectious diseases and much less heart disease. If you are a beginner you can use a guided meditation like Mindfulness for Beginners - you will be happy that you did!
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How to Overcome Exercise Issues

Exercise is important for our general health and it also part of effective strategy for dealing with depression. For depression, exercise can release "feel good" endorphins, increase the blood supply to your brain and give you a feeling of self-mastery. If you get some of your exercise outdoors you can have the added benefit of getting exposure to energizing sunlight.

In our recent poll on exercise obstacles we heard that a lack of energy was the most frequent issue - cited by 31% of respondents. Nineteen percent said that "it's too hard to do anything on a regular basis" and 15% cited physical limitations. All of these reasons might be rooted in thinking distortions about exercise. For example we might think that we can’t exercise because if we expand any of the very small amount of energy we have we will be even more lethargic. Or we may imagine that there is no form of exercise that we can do that would be worthwhile at our diminished energy level.   Read More »
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