Commentary: Believe In Yourself

Sure. We see others who are more fit than us. Especially at the gym. We should not, however, feel any envy. There are many factors involved. How many years they have been training, for example. We should not be discouraged by the appearance of others. Remember, we only have to be better than we were yesterday. That is all that matters. Read the discussion at this link to learn more about social comparison.

https://www.acefitness.org/education-and-resources/lifestyle/blog/7021/is-comparison-sabotaging-your-success

Fad Dieting: The Carnivore Diet

Yet another extreme, gimmick diet is gaining traction: The Carnivore Diet. Despite a handful of success stories, this all-meat, zero-carb is essentially not scientifically sound. Explore the discussion at this link for details about this new fad.

https://www.livestrong.com/article/13714521-the-carnivore-diet-is-going-all-meat-right-for-you

Nutrition: Eating Mindfully

Mindful eating is not a diet prescribing how much of what kinds of foods to consume. Rather, mindful eating is all about the behavior and process of eating in a healthy way. Click this link to learn more about mindful eating.

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/mindful-eating-guide

Exercise Is Medicine: Healthy Body and Mind

Recent research strengthens the concept that physical activity not only benefits our bodies and hearts, but also improves our minds and moods. It is well known that older persons suffer depression at a high rate following cardiovascular disease events. However, in this study, researchers suggest that persons engaging in cardiorespiratory fitness during middle-age are less likely, in later life, to suffer depression in general and to avoid cardiovascular related death even if they are diagnosed with depression. Follow the link for details.

https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapsychiatry/fullarticle/2686049

Yes, We Still Are What We Eat

For a long time, it has often been said, “we are what we eat.” That is as true today as it has always been. The nutrition and fuel we put into our bodies determine what comes from our bodies. Junk in, junk out. Read this short article.

https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/diet-and-depression-2018022213309