“Physical Therapy” – I Have Depression and I’m Running the Spartan Super

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I should quit. That’s the text I sent my friend. Monday afternoon, with the Spartan Super at Palmerton just days away, I was ready to quit. Sitting in Bryant Park on my lunch break, tears visibly rolling down my face, I wanted nothing more than to give up. Not just the Spartan race but my job, my apartment, my life …

Body Dysmorphia: 3 Ways Your Mind Messes With Your Fitness Journey

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You’ve seen those before and after photos, right? The transformation narrative goes one way from sad and overweight to empowered and fit. It’s like we’re being sold on the idea that losing weight is the key to ultimate happiness. I will never stop advocating the benefits of a healthy body composition — particularly as a healthy diet and exercise improves …

Three Easy Steps to Get Back on Track When You’ve Fallen off the Wagon

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There is nothing more upsetting than seeing months of hard work undone in a couple of days. Imagine my surprise when I jumped on the scale to see a gain of six pounds in just two weeks. That’s three months of hard work down the drain. It’s enough to make someone want to give up and dive head-first into a …

How to Fight Back when Depression is Kicking Your Ass

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Don’t you just love the one-two punch of depression making you not want to do anything and anxiety making you obsess about the things you’re not doing?   Science shows that thirty minutes of exercise three times a week is an effective tool in managing depression and anxiety. (Source, Another Source, Another Source) But on days when you’re finding it almost impossible …