SAD is a type of depression that tends to happen around the same time every year as the days get shorter. Research indicates that the shorter days and less light may cause changes in our brain, altering our neurotransmitters like serotonin causing certain depression symptoms. Symptoms of SAD tend to include: Lower energy levels andContinue reading “Digging Into Seasonal Affective Disorder”
One of the best ways to understand what it takes to lose weight (and keep it off) is to turn to people who’ve successfully done it.
So today I’m going to share some of those insights from two perspectives: the National Weight Control Registry (NWCR) and stories I’ve gathered over the years from my practice.
It’s human nature to want to make short cuts. So when it comes to losing weight, it’s easy to get pulled into the quick fix fad diets.
However losing weight is a marathon, not a sprint. (The good news is that you don’t have to run a marathon to lose weight.) Remember just 10 minutes of exercise has benefits.)
This week I want to share some thoughts on mindfulness and meditation. There is no shortage of talk of mindfulness these days. I am sure some have heard about it, talked about it, and even tried it. Some may have taken right to it. Others may have sat for less than 5 minutes and saidContinue reading “Take One Minute Today”
“The light at the end of the tunnel is not an illusion, the tunnel is.” -unknown Every time I read this quote it takes on a different meaning. One way to interpret it is that the way we view our health is really is all a matter of perspective. That despite how dark or cloudyContinue reading “Exercise Your Way Into Better Thinking”
Welcome to my Health Blog, let me introduce myself, Jeff Blixt DO. I am a physician in Colorado Springs, and I specialize in treating people with weight and addiction related issues. Some of the very things these individuals struggle with and what they can do to help themselves apply to any and all of us regardlessContinue reading ““Do. Or do not. There is no try” – Yoda”