exercise

  1. F

    Exercise can ease psychosis in young people

    Exercise has been shown to significantly reduce symptoms of first-episode psychosis in young people, according to a new study at the University of Manchester in the U.K. “This was only a pilot study, but the improvements, particularly in psychiatric symptoms, were dramatic,” said lead author...
  2. shaky

    Feeling rough

    I went for a walk on Wednesday to get some exercise, but by the end I found it hard to breathe Had some of the same yesterday (Thursday) So today I took myself to the nurse to see what's going on She said t's the virus that I had in January still lurking - irritating the lungs Rest would be...
  3. I

    Weight blues

    I blame the psych meds for putting so much weight on me (100 lbs in less than 3 months without change in diet or activity level), but I know that they are not the only reason I can't get it off. I have a love-love relationship with food and I literally hate all forms of exercise. Food, I'm a...
  4. F

    Physical activity and schizophrenia: how much exercise do people do?

    Physical activity and schizophrenia don’t always see eye to eye. There is evidence that physical activity interventions can improve cardio-metabolic outcomes and improve mental health symptoms in people with schizophrenia (Firth et al 2015, Rosenbaum et al, 2014). However, people with psychotic...
  5. V

    Hello dysthymia or Persistent Depressive Disorder sufferers! How to get motivated?

    Hello dysthymia or Persistent Depressive Disorder sufferers! How to get motivated? Hi fellow dysthymics/PDD peeps! Do you struggle with no energy and low motivation? I did and still do sometimes. How do you motivate to get moving...out of bed, to work, to do exercise? Is there any...
  6. L

    Mental Health Bike Project- we would like to hear your thoughts

    My name is Lisa, I am currently working on a project to engage people who suffers from a mental illness in bike building workshops. I was wondering what do you guys think of this idea and would you participate in something like this? Do you think it may help? Just really want some opinion on...
  7. M

    My recovery story - and exercise!

    Hello all. Hoping his will help others. I was diagnosed with depression in 2005, i was 24. Was really bad for me and consumed married life. I was great at putting on a front but on my own i was a mess. My recovery really kicked off when i told my mum. She encouraged me to speak to a doctor and...
  8. F

    Exercise can tackle symptoms of schizophrenia

    Aerobic exercise can significantly help people coping with the long-term mental health condition schizophrenia, according to a new study from University of Manchester researchers. Through combining data from 10 independent clinical trials with a total of 385 patients with schizophrenia, Joseph...
  9. P

    Exercise does seem to help

    Today I was able to return to the gym for the first time since surgery. Before I would exercise and lift weights but never really do cardio because I was so uncomfortable with my body. Now that it's fixed I was able to actually run on a treadmill and made it much longer than I thought I would...
  10. L

    Weight Loss Tips

    I am posting this hoping that it won't get removed but will understand if it is. I am just sharing weight loss tips and wondering if anyone else has any they would like to share. They have to be healthy tips, not potentially dangerous ones. Firstly, try to eat 1500 calories a day instead of...
  11. T

    How does it affect your body?

    I have not eaten "properly" for any great length of time for over 3 years. My calorie count lately is fairly low I guess, not the lowest it's been, but my body seems used to it. I don't lose weight very quickly, I think I'd have to eat a really small amount to do that now, or exercise a lot...
  12. Tw723

    Feeling down

    So I was pretty much told by my husband that I was fat last night. So today I feel unmotivated self conscious and, depressed. I know I'm not in the best shape but I felt like he could've spoken to me better than he did. I felt like he was treating me like a child the whole time trying to get me...
  13. I

    the best things that help me

    the best things that help me in order are vegetable blender, yoga, aerobic exercise like football. working with kids. sunshine. fresh air. socialising with understanding friends. and if i really cant take it then playing computer games or watching tv but thats better than punching walls. my...
  14. J

    Venlafaxine advice

    Hi everyone, anyone have experience of this ad? I'm just changing over from fluoxetine as my depression seems to be getting worse not better. It's early days at the moment and at the same time I've just come of the mini pill so my hormones must be haywire too but I'm feeling really bad with...
  15. T

    Why don't you help yourself?

    It can't be just me that knows the self help/self care stuff, like: Eat healthily Exercise regularly Get enough sleep and at regular times Get outside often Avoid stimulants/alcohol/drugs Etc etc *feel free to add other important tips* Yet fails to actually implement a lot of them. Even...
  16. Kerome

    How exercise helps psychosis patients

    Psychosis is defined as a serious mental disorder characterized by an impairment in the patient's thinking and emotions indicating loss of touch with reality. People who suffer from this disorder have false thoughts, and they often experience hallucinations as well. Patients who suffer from...
  17. R

    What helps you stay balanced?

    To help me stay balanced I invented a little tag line. I needed something easy to remember to help me stay balanced. Sleep Nutrition, Activity and People. (SNAP) We will explore these one at a time. Let us begin with sleep. Sleep plays vital role in good health and wellbeing throughout our...
  18. BorderlineDownunder

    The Impact of AI on the Future of Mental Health

    Just done some reading about AI or Artificial Intelligence. Already its everywhere, we just don't realize it. Google search is an example. This technology is exploding in leaps and bounds and it is predictable that we will be able to build psychiatrists. Or more correctly, in the future...
  19. P

    Does anyone have a bike?

    I think I have a bike fetish. Every so often through the months I turn to cycling and then my motivation drains again. but I always come back to cycling and bikes. Aparantly I'm overweight. I have a fixie but it's a death trap. Been looking at folding bikes and city bikes to help loose some...
  20. Kerome

    Meditation and running: a treatment for depression

    While previous studies have found that aerobic exercise and meditation can impact mental health, a study published last month in Translational Psychiatry combines the two. “Scientists have known for a while that both of these activities alone can help with depression,” says Tracey Shors, a...