Tag: depression


Seasonal Affective Disorder: How Personal Trainers Can Help Clients See the Light

For those of us who are winter sports enthusiasts, the onset of colder weather signals the beginning of snow-related fun. Yet for others, the shorter days and colder temperatures trigger a cascade of symptoms that are anything but pleasant. Feelings of depression, anxiety, and moodiness are symptoms commonly associated with what scientists have termed Seasonal Affective Disorder, or quite aptly, SAD.


Exercise and Depression: How Personal Trainers Can Make an Impact

Depression is the "common cold" of psychological disorders.  The World Health Organization considers depression a high priority concern and most everyone has been depressed or knows someone who has been depressed at some time in life.  Its symptoms include sleep disturbances, loss of appetite or overeating, and anhedonia (inability to experience pleasure).  While it comes in different forms and intensities, some of its characteristics are enduring.  Depressed people think in different ways from their non-depressed counterparts.  Their neuro-chemistry is different.  They have low self esteem.  They are inactive.

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