Obesity is a Risk Factor for Depression, Anxiety in Children and Adolescents

Obesity is linked with an increased risk of developing anxiety and depression in children and adolescents, independent of traditional risk factors such as parental psychiatric illness and socioeconomic status, according to new research being presented at this year’s European Congress on Obesity (ECO) in Glasgow, UK (28 April-1 May). The nationwide study comparing over 12,000… Continue reading Obesity is a Risk Factor for Depression, Anxiety in Children and Adolescents

Podcast: Friday Happy Hour with David Jack

My guest today is the inimitable David Jack, “International Man of Mystery!” When people ask “what does David Jack do?” the answer is often “he’s David Jack!” In truth, however, David is a deep pool of fitness knowledge. His impact, though, is delivered through his intuition, experience, love, passion and willingness to go where many… Continue reading Podcast: Friday Happy Hour with David Jack

Aaah…Science Confirms: Lavender is Relaxing

Lavender works its relaxing magic all around us: from garden borders to bath bombs to fabric softener. But why not in our hospitals and clinics? And what is the science behind the magic?     Research published in Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience shows for the first time that the vaporized lavender compound linalool must be… Continue reading Aaah…Science Confirms: Lavender is Relaxing

Are your Facebook friends hurting you?

Social media sites often present users with social exclusion information that may actually inhibit intelligent thought, according to the co-author of a University at Buffalo study that takes a critical look not just at Facebook and other similar platforms, but at the peculiarities of the systems on which these sites operate. The short-term effects of… Continue reading Are your Facebook friends hurting you?

Women’s Emotions More Effected By Diet Than Men’s

Most of the women I know will tell me that food impacts their emotions. Certainly, more women than men talk about, and admit to “emotional eating.” There’s even a portion of the field of Cognitive Behavior Therapy devoted to uncovering the causes of and treatments for emotional eating. Food has a powerful impact on emotional… Continue reading Women’s Emotions More Effected By Diet Than Men’s

Fear, Anxiety, Insecurities and Original Sin

Appearing on video for content production has been one of my personal insecurities. As one of my business tag lines says “I’m not your average pretty trainer.” Since video content is one of the things I want to expand into, I figured I’d better get to figuring it out and overcoming that insecurity. On my… Continue reading Fear, Anxiety, Insecurities and Original Sin