Midlife Depression in Men Depression in men, that is what I hope to help. I am blogging for any man that is struggling with depression and/or losing weight and has no clue how strength training and real food nutrition can change their life. I am blogging for every person that believes that being in their best physical condition cannot be rocket science. I am blogging for people who are out of shape and want to get into shape. I am even blogging to help depression in men who are over … [Read more...]
Fighting Depression with Exercise
Depression is a fire breathing monster that can consume your life and those around you.
However, there are tools and strategies that you can use to fight depression, even in cases of treatment-resistant depression where medication cannot help.
In addition, any person who has been diagnosed with or believes that they have depression should make Hashi Mashi their first stop before the pharmacy to fill anti-depressant prescriptions.
There are lifestyle changes that you can make to help cope with depression before ingesting drugs that have many warning labels written all over them.
Do you want to take the chance of the known negative side effects of anti-depressants?
Do you want to take the chance of suicidal ideation, divorce, family estrangement, insomnia, career loss?
Before you take drugs, try real food and exercise to fight depression.
Of course, if the lifestyle changes suggested on Hashi Mashi and written about in detail in Zehhu: Crossing the Bridge from Depression to Life do not help, then it is time to consider medication as a last resort.
As always, speak with your Doctor about any and all treatment modifications.
Why am I so Depressed? Do you ask yourself this question ever? I am going to give you a couple of ideas to mull over to answer your question of why am I so depressed. Why am I so Depressed - One Today you are in a state of depression which led you to ask why am I so depressed. How did you get into this state of depression? I believe that there are a couple of paths which lead to this state and once we identify them, we have numerous tools to get you out, but for the meantime, your question is how … [Read more...]
How to Stop Depression is an exercise that you must keep in your arsenal if you want to be fit in both body and mind. What is the point of being in great shape yet being depressed most if not all of your waking hours? What is the point of being happy all the time but so physically unfit that it is difficult for you to enjoy your life? What is the point of being in great shape yet being depressed most if not all of your waking hours? What is the point of being happy all the time but so … [Read more...]
How to Stop Being Depressed and Start Being Awesome How to stop being depressed and start being awesome is one of the purposes of the Hashi Mashi Blog. The benefits of deadlifts, squats, pushups, eating real food and walking is the general prescription of Hashi Mashi to effectively treat depression with or without medication. A welcome side effect of Hashi Mashi is a fitter body, mind and spirit. Before you assume that you do not or never will need to know how to stop being depressed, consider … [Read more...]
Deadlift to Lift Depression Can you Deadlift to lift depression? What? Shouldn't the title be prozac, effexor, zoloft and/or ben and jerry's to lift depression? Has anyone ever suggested deadlifts to you in order to lift depression? I am pretty sure not. Let's look at the reasons why it is a great idea to begin a deadlift workout program in order to lift depression: 1. Deadlift for Endorphins The deadlift will increase endorphins in your blood that are going to … [Read more...]
So You Think Depression Only Hurts You? So you are depressed all the time, don't care about too much other than your story that plays in your brain, you think that you are the only one who is suffering? 1. Your Story of Your Depression is Making Your Friends and Family Sick of You. It is true that Depression is an illness. It is true that most people including friends and family want to help someone out of depression, especially when that person is you, someone who they knew in former … [Read more...]
Fight Depression with Exercise Can it really help to fight depression with exercise? The answer is yes, at least I have experienced the value of exercise to fight depression for myself. The day before and yesterday I fell into the deepest depression I had been in for over a good year or even more. As usual, the narrative in my mind of certain events that took place had placed a heavy burden of guilt upon me. The cloud was so heavy that I really felt crushed and could not see any light at … [Read more...]
Can depression be cured ? Years ago, I wish someone told me to work out in order to reduce depression. The truth is that I think that I always had a sense that exercise was helpful to me to remove the undercurrent of depression that I have felt my entire life. I remember when I was a kid that my parents bought me a small barbell set for a birthday and I noticed how after doing any type of lifting, I immediately felt a bit better. I was a sad sack kid and had my reasons that are beyond the scope of … [Read more...]
What You Ought to Know About Depression and Obesity Some people might wonder why I focus on both depression and obesity. The simplest answer is because those have been my two most mortal enemies, depression and obesity have plagued me from an early age and I have spent most of my life battling the physical and interpersonal consequences of both depression and obesity. The more complex answer is something that I have always believed in but never had much evidence to prove that depression and … [Read more...]
Is there a blood test for depression? Finally, we have some more evidence that depression is in fact directly related to our physical selves, our physical mind and now Scientists are finding ways to actually detect depression. The fact that there are physical markers is a sign that depression is not just a 'mental' illness, but rather has its roots in the physical body, the physical brain. That supports the notions here that we promote, to strengthen the body and mind with healthy food, … [Read more...]