by Tony Gjokaj November 16, 2023 2 min read
I have been reading quite a few articles surrounding depression and its connection to lifestyle habits.
In recent years, scientists have started to discover that depression is not just a "chemical imbalance".
It's much more complex than that, and a lot of evidence is pointing towards positive habits helping to alleviate or reduce the risk of depression.
In fact, a new study found that those who implemented a few positive lifestyle habits cut their risk of depression by over 50%.
And while this can be many things, a few lifestyle habits surround our 3 Mood Lifting Pillars: exercise, nutrition, and sleep.
As a reminder, here is what I suggest that has helped for me (and others I've helped):
One of the things researchers note is to look at your daily habits to see what you can do better on.
And with these guidelines, you have a foundation to improve upon each pillar.
If you find something missing in these areas or room for improvement, make small adjustments overtime to build better habits around these.
It's all a matter of improving your daily actions one step at a time.
Don't overhaul your entire lifestyle if you can't.
Do something small, and build up on it.
Once it becomes a habit, and you're ready for the next time, do it.
The slight discomfort of adding a new thing to your routine compared to the extreme discomfort of overhauling your entire routine.
You're going to be more successful with the former.
So choose the former.
And if you need help with that, feel free to hop onto our email list and let's talk.
Until next time, Depression Slayers!
Tony is the Owner of Reforged. He is a PN1 Certified Nutrition Coach and has been in the fitness space for over a decade. His goal is to help millions exercise their way out of depression and anxiety.
by Tony Gjokaj November 14, 2023 3 min read
Insomnia is a common sleep disorder that affects millions of people worldwide.
It is characterized by difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, or both, despite the opportunity for adequate sleep.
This can lead to decreased energy levels, mood disturbances, decreased performance at work or school, and can negatively impact overall health and quality of life.
If you're tossing and turning at night, you're not alone.
In this post, we are going to go over the 5 natural ways to ease insomnia.
Let's dive in!
by Tony Gjokaj September 18, 2023 3 min read
Magnesium is an essential mineral that plays a vital role in many bodily functions, including muscle and nerve function, blood sugar regulation, and bone health.
Despite its importance, many people do not get enough magnesium from their diets alone.
This is where supplements like magnesium glycinate can be helpful.
Magnesium glycinate is a highly bioavailable form of magnesium that is easily absorbed by the body and has several potential health benefits.
In this post, we'll explore the benefits of magnesium glycinate and why it may be a valuable addition to your overall health and wellness plan.
Let's dive in!
by Tony Gjokaj September 13, 2023 3 min read
Depression is a complex mental health condition that affects millions of people around the world.
While seeking professional help is crucial, integrating exercise into your routine can be an effective complementary strategy to alleviate its symptoms.
Exercise isn't just about physical fitness; it has a profound impact on your mental well-being as well.
In this post, we'll explore the link between exercise and depression and delve into five potent ways that regular physical activity can help you on your journey to improved mental health.