Sharing – Fans of fitness influencers exercise more – but they’re also more depressed

Sharing – Fans of fitness influencers exercise more – but they’re also more depressed

For every headline or expert who touts the “cure” to depression, anxiety, or other issues, there are always a large number of individuals who weren’t helped by it. In this study, we also have to recognize that social media accounts focused on fitness might be making things worse for people, causing them to obsess over their appearance and creating unhealthy relationships with food. 

An Example of Suicide Prevention Being About Many Different Things

An Example of Suicide Prevention Being About Many Different Things

For some people dealing with anxiety and depression, more exercise or time in nature might help. For a cross-country athlete, I doubt that is what they are lacking. The comments from the researchers in the article above made it clear to me that there are a multitude of reasons why the rate among student-athletes has been getting higher. That means the solutions are likely to include various options as well. 

That’s not a bad thing. It just means we have to find what works best for us individually. 

As I’ve repeatedly said, find what works for you and stick with it. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise or convince you to stop doing something that works for you. Don’t give up if what your friend or an online influencer does that works for them doesn’t work for you. Every one of these lives is worth the effort to find what will make them want to stay. That includes you. 

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True Self-Care Is More Difficult Than We Make it Out to Be

True Self-Care Is More Difficult Than We Make it Out to Be

Yes, I believe in the importance of self-care. I will encourage it for everyone. It helps. But it can only help so much. Until this becomes a society that equally cares about everyone and actively seeks to offer care for everyone, self-care can only go so far. We need to recognize that and spend as much time promoting that as we do self-care.