Studies have shown that at least 50% of the people who start a fitness program do not make it through the first three months and many will discontinue the program before the end of twelve months. A large number of people never exercise or have ever joined an exercise program, despite the fact that regular exercise and physical activity is necessary for health--both physical and emotional. Learn how to motivate yourself by learning how to love exercises.
Question: I gave up drinking last fall, smoking two months ago, and started dieting about 3 weeks ago. When will I level out emotionally? I'm like a walking time-bomb.
That depends in part on:
How much you were drinking and smoking before you quit?
How psychologically and physically dependent you were on these drugs before you quit?
What sort of diet you're on?
It appears to go against common sense, not to mention classic psychological theory, but researchers say they have identified a common and apparently mindless, psychological phenomenon that plays a previously unrecognized role in the way people form impressions of other people. Specifically, they've found that when someone attributes positive or negative traits to someone else, the listener will often attribute those same traits to the speaker. "In other words," the authors write, "politicians who allege corruption by their opponents may themselves be perceived as dishonest, critics who praise artists may themselves be perceived as talented, and gossips who describe others' infidelities may themselves be viewed as immoral."
Cybertherapy? What the (bleep) is that? It is doubtful that you've heard this term before, since it was coined specifically for this article. The term refers to on-line therapy practiced with a qualified, licensed professional with a client, screen to screen, on the Internet. The comments included herein flow from issues raised at the recent seminar entitled "Ethics of On-line Psychology" at the 1996 California Psychological Association Annual Convention in San Diego.
Controversy abounds more in the area of teens ADHD than most other areas of adolescent health care. What is ADHD? Who can best diagnose it? Why does it appear at school and not home? Or why does it show up with one parent and not another? Whose fault is it? Maybe it's the school system's fault; the teacher's fault; the parent's; a particular parent; and last but not least, biology? Why not blame the doctor for misdiagnosis?
One of the most valuable lessons we can teach our children is to exercise a bit of restraint. While you don't want to deny your kids or have them think of you as just arbitrarily "mean," what strategies and tips can we teach our children for self control? How can we get our kids to be the best and most well-rounded people that they can be? Be Reasonable: Maybe one of the biggest tips for teaching your children self control is through the magic of leading by example. But just like you do with your older kids, your spouse, your parents, and everyone else you come into contact with, you need to be reasonable in your expectations and in your demands. If you had a plumbing issue you wouldn't yell at the mailman to come and fix your pipes, right? If your kids see you making unreasonable demands on others, then they are likely to exert the same behavior in their own lives. So even if you might like for your children to be perfect little tykes straight out of the gate, that is neither reasonable to demand nor expect.
Angry feelings are one of the greatest challenges for recovering alcoholics and addicts. Relapse is often related to the inability to constructively handle anger. Mismanaged anger poses a threat to recovery for the newcomer and the old-timer. Sometimes the greatest threat is to relationships. In this article, we're going to identify anger signs, identify the causes, decide how to react, and also learn how to prevent and prepare for situations rather than get angry about them.
These are the words of an 83-year-old widow: "Physical satisfaction is not the only aim of sex...it is the nearness of someone throughout the lonely nights of people in their 70s and 80s. We need someone to hold, hug and confide in."
Socially isolated, unmarried or other people without good social relations are at an increased risk for developing cardiovascular disease. They also are at greater risk to have recurrent heart problems once the disease already exists. In a study of 1,368 patients with coronary disease at Duke University, Dr.
Sexism and its effects, especially on women, can be truly horrifying. Effects include rape, domestic violence, an ongoing wage gap, and workplace sexual harassment. There's certainly nothing benevolent about sexism, but a type of sexism known as “benevolent sexism” manifests through attitudes which sometimes serve to mask more insidious beliefs. Researchers have found that hostile attitudes toward women sometimes originate in friendly-sounding ideas about women's gentleness and beauty. These beliefs often are a form of gender stereotyping, a significant aspect of sexism. More hostile sexism can occur when women don’t seem to conform to stereotypical notions about their behavior.