January 2012

How to Build Your Happiness

 

Currently there are growing numbers of Americans, at least 1 out of 10 Americans who are taking anti-depressants.  People need to learn some additional ways besides taking medications to improve their overall mood and happiness.  It has been found that medical practitioners are too quick to prescribe anti-depressants for sadness that could be something very temporary.  There are more people who are spending more time working, doing less exercise, and eating unhealthy foods.  All of these actions will hurt a person’s health in many more ways than one.  Now it is unrealistic to be happy all of the time as people experience different types of emotions and moods. 

 

1.       Reduce caffeine intake.

 

Ingesting caffeine provides artificial energy into the body and it is a very powerful stimulant.  There are approximately 90 percent of Americans who drink caffeine on a daily basis.  A majority of people will consume coffee several times a time to continue with the energy feeling.  Additional caffeine products include energy drinks that provide even more energy.  Instead try reducing the amount of caffeine intake to one serving per day.

Doctor’s Recommendations of Exercise for People with Fibromyalgia

Dr. Mehmet Oz mentioned that any types of stretching, strengthening and endurance exercises are good for those who have Fibromyalgia.  People who have Fibromyalgia find that is very hard to handle certain type of exercises such as jogging and rather lie face down in a large pile of dirty laundry. Fibromyalgia patients continuously battle with widespread deep muscle pain and fatigue which makes you feel like you don’t even want to try to do much of any movement.  As a person who has severe Fibromyalgia and battle with widespread deep muscle pain on a daily and nightly basis for over a decade, it has been a difficult journey however I have continued to fight through it. 

Two of the best exercises fibromyalgia patients should try:

Advocate for Yourself

Doctors are very busy, seeing sometimes dozens of patients in a single day.  For us patients, this is not an ideal situation, because we know the doctors we see do not usually have the focus on us that we would like.  Because of this, it is more important than ever to be your own fiercest advocate.  Busy doctors can easily overlook an important clue or factor in your medical care, so it is up to you to arm yourself with knowledge to be sure you get the best care possible.