13 Mental Health Benefits Of Exercise
1. Reduce Stress
Rough day at the office? Take a walk or head to the gym for a quick workout. One of the most common mental benefits of exercise is stress relief. Working up a sweat can help manage physical and mental stress. Exercise also increases concentrations of norepinephrine, a chemical that can moderate the brain’s response to stress. So go ahead and get sweaty — working out can reduce stress and boost the body’s ability to deal with existing mental tension. Win-win!
3. It Preys on Laziness: Products like Lunchables took off because they appealed to busy moms who wanted an easy way to prep lunches for their kids. Unfortunately, a lot of these products are easy, not healthy. But once moms got used to putting these in kids’ backpacks, it was hard to go back to making turkey sandwiches from scratch.
Sugar caused global explosion in type 2 diabetes: study | The Raw Story
The more sugar was available in a country, the more diabetes it had, Basu’s team found. For every extra 150 calories people in that country had from all sources, the prevalence of diabetes rose by 0.1%. But if those 150 calories came from sugar – about the amount in a 12-ounce can of soft drink – then the proportion of people with diabetes rose much more, by 1.1%.
It’s the Sugar, Folks - NYTimes.com
The take-away: it isn’t simply overeating that can make you sick; it’s overeating sugar. We finally have the proof we need for a verdict: sugar is toxic.
Murder, as a crime, is shocking — and should be. And I get that Olympic athletes are imprisoned by our naive ideals more so than other athletes. Representing a country comes with far different expectations than a team.
But something else is at play here.
The real reason some people are stunned that Pistorius is in this position is he’s disabled.