Soldier Suicide and Memorial WODs: We Can Do More
Becky Sefscik was a veteran of the U.S. Navy who suffered from PTSD and committed suicide. What can we do to prevent this in the future?
Your Gut Feelings: The Link Between Food and Mood Disorders
Mood disorders such as depression and anxiety affect approximately one of every five Americans. Could the overabundance or processed foods be causing this?
The CrossFit Games and My Battle With Depression
Openness about depression is uncommon - especially among professional athletes - but we need to start the conversation.
How Deadlifts Saved My Life
Being able to rip 400 pounds off the floor at any time has done more for my confidence than anything else.
Understanding the Brain Is the Key to Being Pain-Free
Pain does not come simply from our habitual mechanics. Our mental habits can cause just as many problems.
Your Food and Your Mood: Carbs, Depression, and Cognitive Decline
The use of antidepressants is up 400% and Alzheimer’s disease costs the US $100 billion annually. Could it be our current recommended dietary guidelines are a contributing factor to this epidemic?
Learning to Recognize the Signs of a Depressed Athlete
I see many athletes who start out eager and driven, but become disenchanted with the prospect of fitness and do just enough to get by. As coaches, it is our responsibility to notice this behavior.
Diagnosing and Treating Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
For some people, the lack of sunlight during the fall and winter can lead to feeling seriously blue and even depressed. This is known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD).
The Dark Teatime of the Roll: When Training Gets Derailed
There are times when my life is absolutely on point. This is not one of those. I’m not getting my training in, and I’m not going to anytime soon, at least not to the level I’m used to and prefer.
Be Your Personal Sunshine: 8 Strategies to Reduce SAD
The change of season is beautiful, but it can be challenging on our mood and energy. Here are 8 tips I use to combat seasonal affective disorder, as autumn rolls in and sunshine disappears.
Exercise Is Effective Medicine for Depression
People talk about “exercise high,” but research recently published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry states exercise can actually be effective medication for clinical depression.
Becca Borawski Jenkins
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