exercise and depression, more research . . .

In some grocery stores and other outlets, there is a magazine sold called Scientific American Mind.

In the current issue, there is an article on the relationship between exercise and depression.

At any given time, it is alleged that 18 million people in America “have” “major depression.” read more

Having a nice waist to hips ratio

Some of you may wonder if you should gain or lose weight or what is a nice shape.

I am a guy and I take photographs when I am out in public and those that are pretty, beautiful or interesting, I place on my blog at greenlakewalking.net.  Recently I saw some of the ads at yandy.com for swimwear.  In one of the ads, the woman had a reasonable and attractive waist to hips ratio and in another one the model was obviously overly thin. read more

depression and common school practices

So, the Mount Si school admin wishes to shut down a contest that some boys had considered fun.

Lets take a look at some other things which are, of course, completely unrelated .  . .

Per some statistics about 1 in 8 adolescents “have” clinical depression.  That would be more than 10% of the school student body, if the Mount Si or Issaquah student bodies have a similar rates of clinical depression and more ordinary depression as the rest of the US population do. read more

news re depression and art appreciation . . .

I have been writing for the last month an occasional post or page on the topics of art appreciation and depression.

As we noted before,

Major Depressive Disorder is “The leading cause of disability in the U.S. for ages 15 to 44.3; Affects approximately 14.8 million American adults, or about 6.7 percent of the U.S. population age 18 and older in a given year.” read more

psychological studies & eating disorders

Some people with eating disorders do so partly as a result of underlying depression.

Some people with eating disorders cause or contribute to psychological depression by their disorder.

Some people with eating disorders use their eating pattern because they believe that they should be overly thin to be attractive. read more

Remembering PE classes & motivations

So, there are classes of P.E. in middle school and high school (and/or junior high).

What is the goal of the series of classes?  Is the goal to introduce the students to the basics of a series of sports and games?  Is it to lead them into doing things that they regard as fun and/or meaningful, and so, as a result, they do it after school and maybe for the rest of their lives?  Is it both? read more