Category Archives: stress

After Holiday Weight Gain Blues

Travel and Food Go Together – Pacing oneself is the challenge. Last updated 22 Jan 19, by Marc Woodard Another year has gone by with all the Holiday decor and cheer with it. I understand some of you had a tough time with the food choices and amount that you consumed; and last year’s weight loss resolution didn’t work out so well. With that being said, should I dare say some of you are not only (more…)

MirrorAthlete Fit Healthy Lifestyle – Book Release Update

Face Rock, Bandon OR inspires the imagination.  Updated: 3 Feb 2018 The long awaited 10 year book project and publication is now in the second phase of quality review process by the publisher.  With a planned book release date scheduled in 2018. Insight into the books content, Our book reads like no other fitness and healthy lifestyle book in the marketplace. It is loaded with unique personal, 1:1 fitness consulting and client perspectives; including relative people stories, self-help tools, forms and tables, etc.  Including (more…)

Lack of Sleep and Weight Gain Connection

  Seek adventures in life. This will motivate you to stay active. How many of you have a tendency to stay up late and then eat too much before bed time?  Or do you lack a good night’s sleep because of daily stress, anxiety or snoring while you sleep?  Do you wake up with little energy and then eat too much throughout the day?  Believe it or not there is a connection between these causes (more…)

Will Power to Control Compensation Weight Gain Effect

Walk and See all Around You. Your body’s health and appearance is dependent on many lifestyle habits and behaviors especially as you age.  With regard to diet and exercise, food intake and calorie burn through physical activity inevitably becomes a compensation-Will Power challenge.  Mind over body then becomes much more of a will power issue not to consume the “wrong types and quantities” of foods after an exercise, or activity event.  Compensation weight gain effect (more…)

Signs & Symptoms of Testicular Cancer

Testicular cancer statistically affects men between the ages of 20-39 and mostly white males.  Those with abnormal testicles, such as undescended  (cryptorchidism); or have a family history of testicular cancer are more at risk to get the same disease.  Testicular cancer is highly treatable even if spreading beyond the groin area.  There is 1 of 7 treatments, or combinations of such that may be applied to mitigate this form of cancer.  Although successful treatment is (more…)

Recognize and Treat Bipolar Symptoms

Bipolar Disorder affects approximately 6 million people in the United States. Those diagnosed with this disorder experience “extreme” highs and lows.  A bipolar high is characterized and may include the following signs and symptoms:  Extreme optimism, euphoria, spending sprees, inflated self-esteem, aggressive behavior, poor sleep patterns, easily distracted, poor concentration, drug abuse, risky behavior, agitation, racing thoughts, rapid speech, increased sexual drive.  While the lows may/may not be characterized by the following symptoms:   Guilt, sadness, (more…)

Alleviate Depression

Q. I deal with depression on a daily basis and I’m not sure why I feel so negative.  I just don’t feel like doing anything and nothing really interests me anymore.  Do you have any recommendations on how I can be more positive about life and get out of this funk? A. Depression is a very tough mental health condition to control and manage on a daily basis, but for the majority that has mild (more…)