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An Effective Alternative for Reducing Stress and Depression among African American Women

Monday, 9/12/2016

A Northwestern University pilot study found that mindfulness training can be used to alleviate stress and depressive symptoms among African American women with lower socio-economic status. Mindfulness training includes techniques such as sitting meditation, yoga, mental body scans, and practicing self-awareness. After participating in the study, thirty-one women reported gaining the ability to recognize stressful triggers in their lives; their bodies’ reaction to these triggers; and an overall improvement and increase in well-being.

The 3 Top Rated Exercises to Help with Anxiety and Depression

Tuesday, 4/5/2016

Wanting to kick that anxiety and depresion to the curb?  Huffington Post presents 3 exercises that can combat anxiety and depression.  One of the top exercises to perk up your mood is as simple as running.  Running helps alleviate these symptoms along with burning calories, lower your risk for heart disease and reduce food cravings.  2014 study even showed that running for 5 minutes can help you live longer.  Serotonin and norepinephrine released during and after exercise have a lasting change and running can function almost like an antidepressant.

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