Category Archives: Mental Health

Episode 3: The Use of Running in the Treatment of PMDD with Robin Simpson

Most of you have experienced in one was or another the effects of premenstrual dysphoric disorder.  In today’s episode, we have the opportunity to talk to someone who has been effected by this and hear how running helped in its … Continue reading

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Episode 2: Using Running to Treat the Emotional Effects of Dealing with a Chronic Disease

Most of us have had or know someone who has had a chronic disease like diabetes, cardiovascular disease or hypertension.  In today’s episode, I interview Dr. Rick Guynes, a board certified cardiologist, and Dr. Ed Daly, a board certified internal … Continue reading

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iTunes Availability

Our podcasts are now available on iTunes.  Just search for Running to Mental Health.  Please subscribe and spread the word.

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Episode 1: The Running to Mental Health Podcast

We’ve just recorded our first podcast which introduces us and tells a little of our stories.  Give us some feedback when you can.  Enjoy the listen. http://traffic.libsyn.com/runningtomentalhealth/Episode_1-_Running_to_Mental_Health.mp3

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Withdrawal Symptoms From Missed Runs

The following is an abstract of a study reported in the Journal of Sport Psychology addressing the withdrawal symptoms in runners who have to miss running sessions.  I think most of us can relate. “The types and frequency of sensations … Continue reading

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Public Health Suggested Level of Aerobic Exercise and Its Effect on Depression

  In a 2005 study presented in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, researchers found that aerobic exercise, at the level suggested for public health, reduced depression as measured by the Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression by 47% over 12 … Continue reading

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Gratitude

I won a trophy last weekend.  I placed first in my age division in a half-marathon.  The fact that I placed first is not the important part of this.  The fact that I was able to place first is. In … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving

On this week of Thanksgiving, my thoughts turn to gratitude for the ability to continue to run.  Ten years ago, this coming month, Lori and I were in New York for a meeting and to do some Christmas shopping.  It … Continue reading

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Are You Addicted to Running?

Have you ever wondered if you are addicted to running?  I certainly have, and my answer at times has been YES.  Psychiatrist William Glasser introduced the idea of positive addiction many years ago.  When compared to chemical dependency or other … Continue reading

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Article in Outside Magazine

Check out the article in Outside Magazine about work being done on exercise and the treatment of depression.   http://www.outsideonline.com/fitness/mental-conditioning/The-Exercise-Prescription-for-Depression.html

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