8 Science-Backed Strategies to Boost Your Mood | The Health Sessions

8 Science-Backed Strategies to Boost Your Mood

There’s nothing wrong with being sad, frustrated or angry from time to time. Life isn’t always easy and you don’t have to “just be positive” all the time when you’re struggling with your health, relationships or finances.

But when you feel down, worried or tense more often than not, it may be a warning sign for you to take action. Depression and anxiety disorders can have a really negative impact on your health, happiness and overall functioning. So what can you do to take care of your mental health?

Have a look at these 8 scientifically proven strategies to boost your mood. 

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Top 5 Ingredients You Can Juice Or Blend That Combat Depression | The Health Sessions

Top 5 Ingredients You Can Juice Or Blend That Combat Depression

This article was written by Nicholas Charles at Sprint Kitchen.

Life is full of ebbs and flows. The good, the bad and the ugly. For those of us who face depression from time to time, we do have the power to change how we feel. One study found that people with moderate to severe depression improved their symptoms just by switching to whole foods and eliminating junk from their diets. So changing your diet can be a great way to lift your spirits and boost your overall well being.

Today, I’ll show you 5 fruit and vegetable ingredients you can turn into juices or smoothies that’ll help you kick those blues to the curb. All you need is a juicer or a blender.

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Before Diagnosis: What Can You Do While Doctors Figure Out What's Wrong WIth You? | The Health Sessions

Before Diagnosis: What Can You Do While Doctors Figure Out What’s Wrong with You?

When you’re generally healthy and you become sick, you expect to go to the doctor’s, get a physical examination and then go home with a diagnosis and a prescription. But things aren’t always that clear-cut.

Sometimes symptoms can be vague, fitting many different diagnostic criteria. Or maybe your test results come back inconclusive, or not even show that something is wrong at all – while you’re obviously not doing fine.

But getting the right diagnosis is often the first step towards finding a cure or managing your symptoms. In the meantime, how do you handle being sick? What can you do to deal with the pain, fatigue, anxiety, stress and practical problems?

Before diagnosis, is there anything helpful you can do while doctors figure out what’s wrong with you? 

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15 Tasty Ways to Eat More Leafy Greens (That Aren't Salads) | The Health Sessions

15 Tasty Ways to Eat More Leafy Greens (That Aren’t Salads)

There’s no denying it: eating leafy greens is vital to your health. Leafy greens are packed with vitamins, minerals and fiber, while being low in calories. Watercress, chard, beet greens and Romaine lettuce even top the list of ‘most nutrient-dense fruit and vegetables‘. Thanks to all these nutrients, leafy greens boost your immunity, support your bone health and digestion, and improve your inflammatory response. What’s more, chlorophyll, the green pigment that gives leafy greens their color, is also known to support your body natural detoxification process.

Salads and smoothies are the obvious – and popular- choice to get your greens in. But when it’s cold and dark outside, you might crave more warming foods. How can you still eat more leafy greens without resorting to a side salad and green smoothie?

Try these 15 tasty recipes to get your daily dose of leafy greens. 

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The Power of Expression: How Sharing Your Story Helps | The Health Sessions

The Power of Expression: How Sharing Your Story Helps

This article is written by Our Heart Speaks

The difficulties one combats in coming to grips with the realities from living with chronic illness or disability vary by the condition as well as the individual. There is no dispute there is no one size fits all remedy when it comes to the physical aspects of disability or chronic illness. The same applies to what is required to live your best possible life with disability or illness.

One immense challenge that all individuals finding themselves dealing newly with chronic illness or disability is the emotional and spiritual component. How do I mentally wrap my arms around my new reality? How can I effectively grieve the loss of the life I once had and come to as much peace as possible about my new life and my new future?

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