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How to Avoid Getting Addicted to Supplements

Posted by Megan Hull

Dec 27, 2018 9:30:00 AM

 

 

How to Avoid Getting Addicted to Supplements

 

When consumed in moderation, supplements can boost your fitness routine and provide you with a number of health benefits. However, when taken in excess, supplements can quickly become harmful and psychologically addictive. Some, collectively known as performance-enhancing drugs, can even be physically addictive.

 

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Topics: Food & Diet, Mental Health

How to Tell if You’re Addicted to Supplements

Posted by Megan Hull

Dec 20, 2018 9:30:00 AM

How to Tell if You’re Addicted to Supplements

 

A dietary supplement is any product taken to add additional nutritional value to your diet. Dietary supplements can be found in a broad variety of forms, including capsules, tablets, liquids, powders and softgels. Typically, these products are comprised of a combination of vitamins, herbs, minerals, amino acids, concentrates or metabolites.

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Topics: Food & Diet, Mental Health

What Does Recovery From Anabolic Steroid Abuse Look Like?

Posted by Cami Renzoni

Dec 6, 2018 9:30:00 AM

What Does Recovery From Anabolic Steroid Abuse Look Like?

 

Many members of the weightlifting and fitness communities recognize the terms roids, juice and gear as slang for anabolic-androgenic steroids, or synthetic versions of testosterone, a hormone produced in the male body. However, few realize that steroid misuse can seriously damage a person’s physical and mental health, sometimes permanently.

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Topics: Food & Diet, Mental Health

How Sports Injuries Can Affect Your Psychology [Article]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Nov 29, 2018 9:30:00 AM

How Sports Injuries Can Affect Your Psychology

 

Most people only consider the physical pain and immobility when an injury occurs. A broken arm or leg hurts. A torn ligament usually results in swollen joints and difficulty moving around.

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Topics: Think Deeper, Mental Health

How fitness helps to build confidence to fight anxiety

Posted by Jen Kopf

Nov 22, 2018 9:30:00 AM

How fitness helps to build confidence to fight anxiety

 

Having self-confidence makes you feel better about yourself and it can encourage you to take risks and face the challenges that come with living a full life. When you lack self-confidence you may take more of a passive approach to life and may not reach your full potential. Confidence is something a lot of people often struggle with. For some people, it’s not easily attainable but it can contribute to their overall health and fulfillment.

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Topics: Think Deeper, Mental Health

How to Establish Better Habits to Avoid Addiction [Article]

Posted by Matt Gonzales

Nov 15, 2018 9:30:00 AM

 

How to Establish Better Habits to Avoid Addiction

 

At some point in your life, you’ve established habits. You may have engaged in these everyday routines intentionally or subconsciously. For example, you might make coffee upon waking up each morning out of habit, or you may bite your fingernails when you’re stressed out.

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Topics: Think Deeper, Mental Health

How Running Helps People Maintain Their Sobriety

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Nov 8, 2018 9:30:00 AM

How Running Helps People Maintain Their Sobriety

 

The dangerous use of substances such as drugs and alcohol affects nearly 21 million people in the United States. Addiction is a terrible disease, for which many people each year attempt to find treatment. Between 40 and 60 percent of people who have received treatment for a substance use disorder will relapse within a year, according to a 2014 JAMA study.

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Topics: Think Deeper, Mental Health

The Hidden Addictive Substances in Sports

Posted by Megan Hull

Nov 1, 2018 9:30:00 AM

The Hidden Addictive Substances in Sports

 

Most sports are inherently competitive. As an athlete, you might often feel compelled to outperform your peers and push past your own limits. It can be frustrating to hit a wall in your performance, especially when you feel like you’re already giving your all in training and practice sessions.

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Topics: Think Deeper, Mental Health

How Your Fitness Diet Can Lead to Disordered Eating

Posted by Cami Renzoni

Oct 25, 2018 9:30:00 AM

How Your Fitness Diet Can Lead to Disordered Eating

 

When you focus on fitness, one of the most important aspects to consider is your current diet. This is because your physical and mental health is deeply intertwined with what, and how, you eat. Healthy foods, like whole grains, fruits and vegetables, energize your body and invigorate your mind. Highly processed meals, sugary drinks and fast food can drain your mental and physical energy, slow you down and negatively affect your moods.

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Topics: Think Deeper, Mental Health

The 7 Biggest Psychological Risks for Professional Athletes

Posted by Matt Gonzales

Oct 18, 2018 9:30:00 AM

The 7 Biggest Psychological Risks for Professional Athletes

 

Many professional athletes live enviable lives. The most successful athletes in the world make millions of dollars, live in extravagant homes, drive expensive vehicles and are adored by countless fans. Plus, they play a sport for a living.

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Topics: Think Deeper, Mental Health