This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Physical Fitness does not have to be complicated. There are psychological aspects to staying motivated for fitness and then a few rules to adopt for success. The speaker presents his ideas on motivation, measuring your fitness level, and exercises to become fit.
Ogie Shaw is a native of Raleigh, NC. He is a veteran of the US Army and served in Vietnam. Afterwards, he graduated from UNC at Chapel Hill earning degrees in both Speech and Physical Education, later earning certification as a Health Promotion Director from the Cooper Institute® in Dallas, Texas. He served with the Portland Police Bureau and later joined a national network of medical and fitness leaders dedicated to teaching the health benefits of daily exercise. He has been an author, counselor, seminary graduate and pastor to Portland-area retirement homes. He has trained the Portland Trailblazers and Seattle Seahawks, and he has been asked to write a book on his work providing fitness training for paraplegics.
Ogie has had a passion for fitness, health, business, and music all of his life. His career goal is to establish a model for a fitness lifestyle for Americans that is sufficient to impact physical and mental health. He has given over 5000 speeches on fitness motivation.
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In Episode 5 of OCD3, dietician and personal trainer Jenn Trevino explains how nutrition and exercise can help fight chronic anxiety disorders, and gives tips for getting started. For more OCD resources, treatments, and support go to http://www.intrusivethoughts.org/
OCD 3 is a web series that brings professional perspectives to the OCD community so sufferers can make healthy decisions and lead better lives.
Read full video transcript below:
Aaron Harvey (AH): Jenn, thanks for having us down today.
Jenn Trevino (JT): Thank you!
AH: We wanted to learn a little bit more about diet and nutrition and how that can help with mental health.
JT: Of course.
AH: So what’s the science behind a healthy diet?
JT: The brain controls everything, all the systems in the body. For the brain to get the proper signals in the proper amounts, you need the proper amount of nutrients to then make those chemicals in the body.
AH: So if that’s sort of the science of what’s happening, how does that relate to mental health?
JT: Serotonin deficiency in mental health and depression, OCD, that’s one thing that can hopefully be increased by changing your diet. Proteins are made of amino acids. I don’t know if you’ve heard that word, but they’re kind of the building blocks of protein. One of those amino acids, called tryptophan, is actually converted into serotonin once it’s processed in your body. So, generalization, you eat more proteins that have this amino acid tryptophan, which is found in pretty much all proteins, chicken, fish, grains, you can increase the amount of serotonin you have in your body.
AH: So, is that all I need to do? Is that the first step? To start eating amino acids with tryptophan?
JT: No. You can’t just change one habit and expect huge results. You need to make sure that your body is functioning at its optimal level. The way it does that is making sure you have all of the right nutrients, all of the players at hand.
AH: So if you’re powering your mind and body with the proper nutrients, how does that now relate to exercise?
JT: We’ve all heard endorphins and serotonin, those get thrown out there, and just to kinda show the correlation, there have been some studies that do show, the higher your endorphins are, it will actually increase your serotonin as well. Adding exercise into it is actually going to increase that serotonin kind of by a second pathway.
AH: So how do you get started on this path?
JT: Very simply. Eat single-ingredient foods. You do that, you’re definitely going to avoid anything that is manmade in a chemical-processing plant. You take your chicken, you take your rice, your beans, you take your salt, pepper, cilantro. You cook that all together, and you’ve got this nice healthy meal made up of single-ingredient foods. Everything is a part of that your body can use.
AH: Sounds like a great way to get started with diet. How do you get started with exercise?
JT: All you really need to do is move. Just start with basic movement throughout the day. Our whole lives are spent either at school sitting down, or at work sitting down, or you go home and you’re sitting down in front of the TV. It’s taking those moments you can to get up, run around, walk around, and just kind of be active as much as you can. Then, the next step that you take is finding an activity that you really enjoy. That way, not only are you gonna want to do it even more. But it’s a way for you to kind of, maybe get involved socially, within the community. And you have this group of friends, and once you have that it improves overall mental health and well-being.
AH: So for someone with a chronic disorder like OCD, you need to be thinking about the future, not about an immediate result.
JT: Right. Exactly. You gotta find habits and make your body as healthy as possible to live with a condition that is never going to go away. And everything starts with a choice. The choice to make healthy changes in your life. Video Rating: / 5
The full title here is “Holistic Health & Wellness Tips for Calm Focus, Mental Clarity and Overall Well-Being.”
This is part 3 of a video series with Nutritional Consultant, Personal Trainer, soon to be expert in Chinese Medicine and good friend of mine Hondo Solomon.
But this entire video series is part of a blogging series called “Lifestyles of the Calm & Focused” which is all about attaining mental clarity and applying that focused state to achieving your goals and progressing in life.
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This video is inspired by Bell Let’s Talk = http://letstalk.bell.ca/en/
Bell Let’s Talk is a wide-reaching, multi-year program designed to break the silence around mental illness and support mental health all across Canada.
Did you know that 1 in 5 Canadians suffers from mental illness?
When it comes to health and wellness, most people tend to focus on the physical and forget about the mental aspect. It’s easy to exercise and eat right, but if mentally you are having trouble, this can halt your life.
Talking is the first step towards meaningful change and building greater awareness, acceptance, and action.
Today, I want you to break the silence and talk. Here are 5 tips that I recommend that might help you improve your MENTAL FITNESS!
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Fatimah Jackson-Best is a healthcare researcher, advocate, and academic. Since relocating to Barbados from Toronto, Canada she has become involved in research studies at the University of the West Indies and with local and regional organizations. Most recently she initiated her own PhD research project which focuses on Caribbean women’s maternal health and explores how women in Barbados experience the baby blues and postpartum depression. Fatimah believes that we all have the right to good physical, spiritual and mental health.
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations) Video Rating: / 5
Human diets have changed dramatically over the last century, and the impact of industrialisation on our food supply has had devastating consequences for public health. The detrimental effects of highly processed ‘junk food diets’ on physical health are well recognized, but far less attention has been paid to their consequences for mental health and well-being.
This lecture explores how our diets can and do affect our mental health and performance, taking a multi-disciplinary perspective that draws on evidence from epigenetics and neuroscience as well as epidemiological studies and clinical trials, and discussing its implications for research, policy and practice.
This lecture is presented by Alex Richardson and it was originally published by the University of Oxford Podcast Series in Feb 2013. It was released on a creative commons license: attribution, share-alike, non commercial. For further open content, please visit http://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/series/green-templeton-lectures-2013-feeding-better-future
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