Article Roundup IV

Back again with the Article Roundup! I’ve been slacking the past two weeks (for semi-valid reasons) so this one comes to you on a Monday instead of Saturday.

Medical News Today brings us Seven ways to do intermittent fasting. There is growing evidence that moderating your eating times can be beneficial for fat loss, hormone management, and better overall health. Even if this isn’t directly related to anxiety and depression, getting your life and health under control will definitely give you an edge.

Psychology Today asks, What is an Antidepressant diet? And takes a look at a few food groups to eat, and avoid to help your brain out!

LifeHacker has a great section called Midweek Meditations, and this weeks topic is, If words hurt it’s because you let them. It’s a great summary, and frankly a better version of the “sticks and stones” mantra. Of course, this idea comes from Stoicism and they look to The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius for the premises of the argument.

What is the point of Philosophy? Like, seriously, what is the point of spending a lot of time just… thinking? Asking Questions that you’re not sure can be answered? Arguing with like-minded friends and those you disagree with? Arguing with yourself? Read on, good friends. There is a very good point.

Sisu, the Finnish firm of Self Care, is something I found interesting. Its a form of actively and willingly doing something uncomfortable to strengthen yourself. Which I am all about.

Goal Cast offers us 4 morning habits to reduce your anxiety. They’re really simple things, but I won’t spoil them a view by spoiling it here. They’re simple lifestyle changes that you can easily incorporate into your life once you make the choice to do so.

Lots of people I know have claimed that going plant-based has radically changed their health. But going vegan is a bit complicated of a thing. So I feel obligated to chat about it for a bit. (No, I’m not going to talk about the morals of a plant-based diet today, that’s a whole show on its own.) From the mouth of a Vegan, here are some things to know before going Vegan. Also, some of the good, the bad, and the neutral side effects of becoming Vegan. I would like to offer the caveat that while there are a huge number of benefits to a plant-based diet, many of them can be associated with becoming generally more conscious of what you put in your body, (because to become vegan and not fuck up your macronutrients takes planning.) and cutting out a huge number of processed foods and other unhealthy lifestyle choices like being inactive and smoking. Achieving good health isn’t as simple as switching to one type of diet, or finally doing one type of exercise. Some people don’t do well on plant-based diets and actually see their health deteriorate after the initial surge. Also, a plant-based diet is not intrinsically more healthy. Like anything in nutrition, it’s complicated, takes planning, and certain things will work great for your body, and some things will work terribly for your body. Always check with a qualified professional before changing your diet. And do a lot of research, looking at both the positive and negative side.

And, from LifeHacker, here are some tips on How to raise resilient kids. Resiliency is a huge preventative for mental health and well being. Getting a jump on that for everyone around you I think can only be a good thing.

“When you teach them– teach them not to fear. Fear is good in small ammounts, but When it is a constant, pounding companion, it cuts away at who you are and makes it hard to do what you know is right.”

Christopher Paolini, Inheritance

As always, I am not a professional and am not claiming to be one. This site should not be an exclusive source to diagnose or treat any disease. Please check with the relevant and qualified professional before making any major lifestyle changes.

I am not affiliated with any of these websites, I merely use them for the information they contain. 


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