1504-08-Health

1504-08-Health - Healthy Body, Healthy Mind Wonder Drug!...

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Unformatted text preview: Healthy Body, Healthy Mind Wonder Drug! Feel good Enhances self-esteem Induces calm Improves thinking Makes you more attractive No negative side effects Its legal Its free Overview Exercise Mindfulness Sleep Touch Perhaps the most fundamental development in behavioral medicine is the recognition that we can no longer think about health as being solely a characteristic of the body or the mind because body and mind are interconnected. Exercise and Modernity Reduction of physical work Rising levels of mental illness The need for exercise Our forefathers lived every jot as well as we, when they provided and dressed their own meat with their own hands; lodged upon the ground, and were not as yet come to the vanity of gold and gems. Seneca Overcoming Depression (Babyak et al. 2000) 156 patients with Major Depressive Disorder Three groups (exercise, medicine, exercise*medicine) Anti-depressant: Sertraline () Exercise: Thirty minutes three times/week Overcoming Depression (Babyak et al. 2000) Results (16 weeks): All three groups improved (>60%) No significant differences among groups 10 months follow-up Relapse medication: 38% Relapse medication*exercise: 31% Relapse exercise: 9% For dysthymia (McCann & Holmes, 1984) Not exercising is like taking depressants More Benefits Psychological Enhanced self-esteem Lower anxiety and stress Adjunctive treatment for clinical disorder Improved cognitive functioning Physical Weight loss/control Reducing chronic diseases Stronger immune system Better Sex Not a panacea! Micro and Macro Recovery 1-4 days of rest a week Listen to your body! Quantity affects quality Repeated workouts that are too intense to allow complete recovery may cause endurance athletes to experience staleness, a syndrome that is characterized by increased psychological symptoms of anxiety with increased sympathetic nervous system, catecholamine, and cortisol base rates. Dienstbier & Zillig (2002) Recovery in Sports Derek Clayton Joan Benoit Overcoming barriers Pain/discomfort Divide and conquer Distracters (TV, music, etc) Social support Overcoming barriers...
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