Posted by HndsmKansan  on December 18, 2021 at 9:19 am

    A point of discussion on my weekly fitness podcast program involved mental health during the holidays and during the winter at large. How we are feeling governs what we do physically. The shortened hours of sunlight, cold weather outdoors and the “holidays blues” can certainly present a challenge for some.

    I talked about the importance to focus on satisfying activities and the achievement of some specific stated goals, social time with friends and a positive attitude. Cold weather this season hasn’t been much of a factor yet with mild weather, but the recent bout of severe weather in Kentucky and adjacent states brings it own challenges for sure.

    Some information on the topic:

    Have a great holiday season!

    HndsmKansan replied 2 years, 1 month ago 4 Members · 6 Replies
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  • AlphaElement

    January 16, 2022 at 12:43 pm

    I think it’s more the other way around, physical health determines mental state since it gets down to hormones. I know a yogi that has a therapeutic yoga practice. A few chest opening yoga poses for 15 minutes will pump up enuf feel good hormones to relieve depression. Also vitamin D research is blowing up. It’s now considered to be a hormone and Corona viruses ((common cold) strike in the winter not because of air temperature but because of less sun therefore Vitamin D deficiency.

    • HndsmKansan

      January 16, 2022 at 2:24 pm

      I think it can be “either or”, the point is, they are related.

  • timct

    January 18, 2022 at 5:06 pm

    I think it is all of our comments and topics. It is all related. It’s real, and science…what most doctors and people don’t know or know little about. This covers a lot that I could not list. Diet, sleep, stress (of any kind, internal, eternal), exercise, environment, and definitely hormones, vitamins, minerals, supplements, endocrinology; food and other allergies, sensitivities and so forth; bacterial infections, viruses; all areas of physical health, mental health, well-being. The “little things” that most people ignore (because the conventional health system ignores) are the critical, fundamental things that support health and well-being of all forms.

    • HndsmKansan

      January 19, 2022 at 8:30 am

      Well said, I agree!

  • HndsmKansan

    December 25, 2021 at 9:32 pm

    Hey Rob, glad to hear you are working and keeping busy! I know it can be a challenging time for many. My boyfriend just lost his Dad about 2 weeks ago, so it has been a bit somber. I hope you are well and finding your new job satisfying and certainly incorporating your exercise and running time. Happy Holidays!

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