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Exercise and Depression. (This article was first printed in the Special Health Report from Harvard Medical School “Understanding Depression”. For more information or to order, please go to Can a few laps around the block actually solve your emotional problems? Probably not, but a regular exercise program might help. A review of studies stretching back to 1981 concluded that regular exercise can improve mood in people with mild to moderate depression. It also may play a supporting role in treating severe depression. Another study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine in 1999, divided 156 men and women with depression into three groups. One group took part in an aerobic exercise program, another took the SSRI sertraline (Zoloft), and a third did both.

A follow-up to that study found that exercise’s effects lasted longer than those of antidepressants. How does exercise relieve depression? Issue. The Handbook of Body Psychotherapy and Somatic Psychology - Gustl Marlock - Google Books. The effectiveness of proprioceptive training for improving motor function: a systematic review. Simple Way to Radically Increase Your Brain Power. Exercise can keep your brain sharp as you age. A new study has shown that a program of exercise can, over the course of a year, increase the size of your hippocampus, a part of the brain key to memory and spatial navigation. The hippocampus often shrinks in late adulthood, leading to memory impairment. According to the Los Angeles Times: "To complete the study, the team recruited 120 older people who didn't exercise regularly. Regular exercise can also improve the ability of overweight children to think, plan and even do math, according to other recent research.

The more they exercise, the better the result. Eurekalert reports: "Intelligence scores increased an average 3.8 points in those exercising 40 minutes per day after school for three months with a smaller benefit in those exercising 20 minutes daily. An Error Occurred Setting Your User Cookie. This site uses cookies to improve performance. If your browser does not accept cookies, you cannot view this site. Setting Your Browser to Accept Cookies There are many reasons why a cookie could not be set correctly. Below are the most common reasons: You have cookies disabled in your browser. Why Does this Site Require Cookies? This site uses cookies to improve performance by remembering that you are logged in when you go from page to page.

What Gets Stored in a Cookie? This site stores nothing other than an automatically generated session ID in the cookie; no other information is captured. In general, only the information that you provide, or the choices you make while visiting a web site, can be stored in a cookie. Aerobic exercise can increase brain size, keeping you mentally sharp - latimes.

Bonny Sanfield, 71, rides her bike during a group ride of the "Old Spokes"… (Tom Gralish/Philadelphia…) Another reason to follow through with that New Year's resolution: Aerobic exercise keeps the aging brain -- as well as the aging body -- in fighting form. Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh, the University of Illinois, Rice University and Ohio State showed that a program of aerobic exercise, over the course of a year, can increase the size of the hippocampus -- a part of the brain key to memory and spatial navigation -- in adults ages 55 to 80. The hippocampus is known to shrink in late adulthood, leading to memory impairment. The results were made public Monday by the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. They back up earlier research that has shown a correlation between fitness level and brain function.

To complete the study, the team recruited 120 older people who didn't exercise regularly. The participants also performed spatial memory exercises. Log in - ResearchGate. Coherence Between Emotional Experience and Physiology: Does Body Awareness Training Have an Impact? ?fa=search.searchResults&type=easy&db=PI&term=somatic awareness&_ga=1.223366875.1103864662. What are the benefits of mindfulness? Welcome to ‘CE Corner' "CE Corner" is a quarterly continuing education article offered by the APA Office of CE in Psychology. This feature will provide you with updates on critical developments in psychology, drawn from peer-reviewed literature and written by leading psychology experts.

"CE Corner" appears in the February 2012, April, July/August and November issues of the Monitor. To earn CE credit, after you read this article, purchase the online exam. Upon successful completion of the test (a score of 75 percent or higher), you can print your CE certificate immediately. Overview CE credits: 1 Exam items: 10 Purchase the online exam Learning objectives: As a result of having participated in this continuing education program, participants will be able to: Mindfulness has enjoyed a tremendous surge in popularity in the past decade, both in the popular press and in the psychotherapy literature. But is mindfulness as good as advertised? Empirically supported benefits of mindfulness Focus. Hum 43 40. Linda Hartley: publications. Fiction The Broken Line From the back cover: Seventeen year-old Anita is left rootless and tormented by feelings of guilt after a series of traumatic losses.

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Non-fiction books Wisdom of the Body Moving: An Introduction to Body-Mind Centering Devoting thirty-five years to a systematic investigation of the relations between bodily experience and the anatomical maps of science, [Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen] independently discovered many of the principles that underlie Feldenkrais work, cranial osteopathy, Rolfing, dance therapy, and Zero Balancing. ... ... Somatic Psychology: Body, Mind and Meaning. Sorry, we can no longer locate this search:

Sorry, we can no longer locate this search: Sorry, we can no longer locate this search: The History and Bases of Psychology. The History and Bases of Psychology The goal of this chapter is provide an overall view, a "big picture" framework, for the introductory level study of psychology. Such a "big picture" framework is not only beneficial but also very necessary owing to the diversity of scientific interests within Psychology.

Otherwise, the width of psychology's scope might lead you to utter, as an old saying goes, you can't see the forest for the trees. Psychology has grown dramatically in its range of interests since its founding, incorporating the natural and social sciences as well as the liberal arts and humanities. Because of the great breadth and depth of psychology, this text, as any other Introductory Psychology text, will not be able to do delve in-depth in all aspects of the field. Every topic covered will be simplified and some topics will, unfortunately, be omitted. However, the hope is that the "big picture" of modern psychology will emerge, nonetheless. I. II. A. B. C. III. A. B. C. D. E.