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3 Healthy Ways You Can Abolish Unhealthy Food Cravings

Julie Revelant
July 3, 2018

It’s time to take charge of unhealthy food cravings. Here’s how. By Julie Revelant   1) Make sleep a priority Studies show sleep deprivation can increase cortisol and alter two hormones that affect appetite: ghrelin and leptin. Without enough hours of shut-eye, your body makes more ghrelin, “the hunger hormone,” that tells your body to...

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7 Mood-Boosting ‘Superfoods’ to Ease Bipolar’s Mood Swings

Julie Revelant
July 3, 2018

Although there are no specific recommendations when it comes to the foods that will help symptoms, nixing the processed, packaged fare and focus on eating fresh, whole foods is a good idea. By Julie Revelant   Rather than focus on the foods you should eliminate from your diet, here are 7 healthy options to add...

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Bipolar & Seasons: Fall Brings More Than Just a Change in Colors

bp Magazine
September 26, 2017

For some, autumn can mean beautiful leaves and fresh, crisp air; for others it can spell the sad ending of the warm glow of summer Changes all around us Change is palpable as summer fades into fall—flowers and vegetables are dying, the days are getting shorter and the weather is turning cooler. Despite the beauty...

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Bipolar & Health: 3 Simple Ways to Add Physical Activity to Your Life

bp Magazine
September 23, 2017

Adding exercising to your daily routine doesn’t have to mean sweating for hours on end; here are 3 creative strategies to simply move more in your everyday life: #1 Every chore counts Change your thoughts on how you perceive exercise. Instead of thinking it as a grueling gym workout, realize that all movement is exercise...

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Bipolar & Habits: Secrets to Changing Your Behavior Without Willpower

bp Magazine
September 23, 2017

When you don’t have to rely on motivation or willpower to claw your way through changing an unwanted behavior, things open up; here’s how: The method BJ Fogg, PhD, director of the Persuasive Technology Lab at Stanford University, is the creator of the popular Tiny Habits Method. To form a lifelong habit, argues Fogg, the...

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Bipolar & Diet: 4 Tricks to Increase Your Healthy Foods

bp Magazine
September 23, 2017

It can be challenging to curb the cravings for the foods that cause inflammation and weight gain; here are a few secrets to help:   #1 Better choices Consider ways to replace and substitute some long-time unhealthy habits for better ones. If you’re use to having a doughnut or a bagel for breakfast, swap it...

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Bipolar & Depression: 3 Ways To Cope With Winter Moods

bp Magazine
September 22, 2017

The start of the darker months might also mean the start of depression for some people with bipolar disorder; here’s what you need to know: #1 Exposure to seasonal sunlight If possible, spend at least 30 minutes a day outside, in sunshine and without sunglasses, recommends Loyola University Medicine psychiatrist Angelos Halaris, MD, PhD.  Or...

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How Strength Training Improves Sleep

bp Magazine
September 11, 2017

By adding resistance training into your exercise regimen you will also help alleviate insomnia and increase your sleep quality; here’s what you need to know: A direct connection Science suggests a definite link between getting plenty of exercise and getting better sleep—and even helping to alleviate insomnia. Even a regimen of 20 to 30 minutes...

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Bipolar & Health: 6 Tricks to Overcoming Addiction

bp Magazine
September 11, 2017

While substance addiction such as nicotine may be common with bipolar disorder, here are some simple strategies that will improve your likelihood of success:   #1 Make the commitment There’s an enormous difference between wanting and thinking about quitting smoking and making the decision to quit. Things open up when you make that real commitment....

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4 Ways to Master the Art of Optimism

bp Magazine
September 11, 2017

When people with bipolar disorder can stay positive in the face of everyday stressors, it has a big impact on physical and mental health; here’s how:   1. Focus on your breath Psychologist and author Rick Hanson, PhD provides the ultimate wellness exercise that everyone can do to keep optimism at the forefront: sit or...

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