Fatigue Busters and Mood Boosters

While I’m waiting for my new health insurance to kick in, I thought I’d look at a few over-the-counter means of combating dysthymia (mild, chronic depression) until I can talk to my doctor about it. I figure the two key symptoms to focus on are fatigue and mood. It can’t be a coincidence that “tired and grumpy” is as natural a combo as peanut butter and jelly, or R2D2 and C3P0. Fatigue Busters 1. Water Yes, unadulterated, non-caffeinated water is one of the simplest cures for low energy. I discovered this firsthand on a trip to Disneyworld, when I was…
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Videospiration: Ben’s 120 Pound Journey

Ben Davis lost 120 pounds and became a happier person through running and triathlons. Then he used Coldplay to summarize the experience and made me cry.* Watch this clip, then spend your Saturday wisely! In January 2009, I made the decision to get a grip, get out of my depression, and do life. I started running and started a blog. 120 pounds lost, but much more gained. This is how far I’ve come. *Yeah, that’s probably just PMS talking. Cupcake Wars would make me cry right now. But Ben’s video is still pretty inspirational. Via @dailymile.

Exercise vs. Depression: Round 1. FIGHT!

“It occurs to us that exercise is the more normal or natural condition and that being sedentary is really the abnormal situation,” Holmes says. —Time.com Hey there, internet. I have a confession to make. I have a half marathon in a month, and I’ve only run 2 miles in the last 20 days. It’s not that I’m busy. I spent the other night reading Fark on my iPhone while watching Good Eats reruns. It’s not that I’m sick or injured. I haven’t had a cold or even a blister for months. It’s not that I’m super stressed. I launched a…
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