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We all know exercise is good for us but we don't do it. A 2018 survey showed that 50 percent of adults and 73 percent of high school students report that they don't meet the minimum levels of physical activity.
We realise that much of the health industry gives conflicting advice on how much exercise we need, what kind, and how to get motivated.
Humans were meant to move but not to be active for no reason.
When you study modern hunter-gatherer tribes, you see them sitting around a lot, doing nothing. They do move a lot, but that is because they have to. They are about as fit as modern people who exercise an hour a day.
Many of the health problems we attribute to ageing are due to modern behaviours and lifestyles. They are a mismatch between how we were designed to live and how we really do.
Research shows that runners sit as much as less athletic people. Another study of Danes found no association between time spent sitting and heart disease.
But leisure-time sitting predicts mortality, suggesting that exercise habits in the mornings, evenings, and weekends affect our health. That means we should combine our exercise with occasionally getting up from the chair.
Studies show that in the vast majority of cases, more exercise is better.
Motivation for getting moving comes down to two things: A good reason to move and to socialise.
Behavioral psychology deals with analyzing patterns in our actions and behaviors to understand why we act in a certain way.
Whether it is not waking up early, eating junk food, or not going to the gym, we can learn from the science of behavioral psychology and use the various techniques to successfully lose weight.
... is the method of treating those who suffer from emotional and psychological problems.
This method of treatment isn't exactly brand new and contrary from popular belief it wasn't invented during the 20th century.
The ancient Greeks may not have been the best at treating mental illnesses but they did believe in the value of encouragment and consolation. They were the first to identify mental illnesses as an actual medical condition.
Some physicians, even after the fall of the Roman Empire, continued the support of psychotheraphy like Paraclesus who advocated the treatment of the insane.
Walter Cooper Dendy and Sigmund Freud were the most conspicuous during these times the former having coined "psychotherapeia" while the latter developed "psychoanalysis".
The growth of American psychology eventually led to new and more active therapies that involved a better understanding of human behavior.
Everything evolves as time passes by and the practice of psychotherapy was not an exception. Many more practices have emerged such as cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT), interpersonal therapy, and even eclectic therapy.
As the practice becomes more available to a wider audience, the trend is to have a brief session of therapy that is designed specifically suited to the patient for specific problems.
Cabin fever can be described as a feeling of restlessness and irritability when we are stuck indoors.
Confinement can frustrate what psychologists consider to be our three basic psychological needs:
Research shows that people with an eating disorder are nearly four times as likely to become addicted to exercise.
Exercise addiction is defined as an obsessive approach to fitness that could harm someone's health and social life.
Exercise addiction could be more likely in those with eating disorders because of a fear of gaining weight.
People with eating disorders have a higher risk of mortality. It is then important for people to develop a healthy relationship with food. Much of the information available is unhealthy, such as starving yourself for a few days or going on a juice diet.