Does Back Pain shrink your Brain?

Everyone knows that pain in their back can negatively effect their golf game, but can it also effect their Scrabble score? Recent research has shown that chronic pain can actually change the size, shape, and activity of different areas in the brain. Chronic back pain has been linked with decreased brain size and abnormal brain function, but until now it has been unclear whether these changes can be reversed…

Exercise vs. Zoloft for treating Depression

Authors note:  This article is part 3 of this week’s series exploring recent research studies documenting healthy, natural, and free ways to decrease stress, anxiety, and depression. Major Depressive Disorder (also known as clinical depression) is a condition that affects millions of people every day.  In 2005 it was estimated that 3-5% of males and […]

Aerobic exercise or weight training to decrease anxiety?

  Authors note:  This article is part 2 of this week’s series exploring recent research studies documenting healthy, natural, and free ways to decrease stress, anxiety, and depression. Everyone has had moments where they felt overly apprehensive, tense, nervous, and/or fearful in certain situations.  In science this is known as “state anxiety”.  Normally these feelings […]

Can walking decrease stress and increase happiness?

On February 15, 2011, in Exercise, Mind/Body Connection, Natural Treatments for Depression, Wellness, by Kelly Golob DC

Authors note:  This is part 1 of this week’s series exploring recent research studies documenting healthy, natural, and free ways to decrease stress, anxiety, and depression.   Technology has allowed modern lifestyles to evolve at a breakneck pace over the past decades.  This evolution has brought many new tools that have helped improve overall quality […]

Does yoga decrease stress AND chronic low back pain?

  Chronic low back pain can impact a person’s quality of life in many ways.  Not only might the person find it difficult to go about their daily routine, but depression and high stress levels are often associated with this debilitating condition.  In recent years more research has supported a theory known as the “biopsychosocial” […]