Beat the Blues for a Better You  

cajunpet 70M
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10/7/2005 10:49 am

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Beat the Blues for a Better You

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Beat the Blues for a Better You

Turn that Frown Upside-down
Do you know that there is one exercise you can perform right now, no matter where you are, that may decrease your risk of a heart attack? This exercise doesn't require you to lift weights, hire a trainer or even go near a gym.
What could it possibly be? Simple: it's called smiling.

You don't have to be a fitness expert to smile. All you need is the right attitude to lead a healthy and happy life.

Beat the blues
It may sometimes seem easy to let the blues set in, taking the excitement from your day. This unhealthy attitude can hurt you in the long run.

There is no need to ever get down on yourself. As long as you learn from your mistakes, you can concentrate on the future.

Keep in mind that if you let the pressures of everyday life get to you, you are hurting your health along with your happiness.

Mood magic
Results of a 27-year study at Duke University Medical Center show that individuals with long-lasting depressive symptoms have a 70% higher risk of heart attack than those who are usually cheerful.

Remember this statistic the next time you find a frown on your face. Although you may not have long-lasting depressive symptoms, you want to avoid falling into the pattern of feeling down. Refuse to let a mood dictate your happiness.

Proactive pampering
Ever notice that when you feel a little down, you tend to pamper yourself? You give in to your craving for whatever your weakness may be. And that weakness is usually bad for your body - chocolate, cigarettes, and alcohol. Doctors believe that this may be one of the ways in which depressive symptoms contribute to your body's decreased health.

You can still indulge yourself when you feel blue, but you don't Have to hurt yourself. Take a soothing bath or get a massage the next time you need a break.

How does it all work?
By understanding your psyche A little better, it's easy to see how A blue mood can really hurt your Health. But how can you shake that feeling? It's simple with a few easy guidelines:

* Exercise, exercise, exercise-it relieves stress, lowers blood pressure, and makes you feel great about your body.

* Meditation or some other form of stress relieving technique-they is simple to do, even at the office. And they provide a mini-break from your day.

* If you feel you are suffering from clinical ongoing depression that hinders your relationships with others, consult a doctor regarding therapy.

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keithcancook 60M
17859 posts
10/7/2005 3:59 pm

Thank you Doctor cajunpet. It all sounds very logical to me. It must be true.

interested13563 53M
2557 posts
10/7/2005 4:11 pm

Thank you Cajun! I needed that!!!!

cajunpet 70M
1185 posts
10/7/2005 7:03 pm

Hi Keith and interested,

I suffer from chronic major depression since my neck and back injuries.

I hoped that it would help someone who has read this post, and seek medical help if the depression continues.

Take care.
Keep On Blogging!!!! Have a great day.

Cajun Pet

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