Only the Winter Blues?

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Nov 14, 2011 in , , | No Comments

A Japanese study found depressed men missing an important vitamin.

After studying 500 men and women, researchers discovered men with the highest levels of a key B vitamin, folate, were 50% less likely to have depression than those with the lowest levels. So, if you’re feeling down, try bumping up foods with folate in them and consider taking a high quality B vitamin complex with folate. Women in the study were found to be unaffected by low levels of folate, however, other studies show benefits of B vitamins to both sexes.

Work-Life Balance

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Mar 7, 2011 in , , , | No Comments

Is your life out of balance?

One large contributing factor is staying late at the office, which puts you at a higher risk of developing anxiety and depression (Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine).

Regina Leeds, author of One Year to an Organized Work Life, believes that people “…have a hard time wrapping up at days end–they keep trying to squeeze in one more thing.” But it’s the extra minutes, that turn into extra hours, which cut into relationships, exercise and de-stressing. Leeds suggests you decide an hour before quitting time what absolutely has to be finished that day…and what can wait until the following morning.