Combating Chronic Disease-
Helping people be as healthy as they can, so that they are at low risk for sickness and disease is a mission of ours! Most of the illnesses and diseases have very similar preventative measures, all of which include maintaining a healthy diet and exercise routine. We would be remiss if we did not take into account one’s mental health into that equation!
One of the health conditions that put people at high risk for sickness and disease is DEPRESSION.
Managing mental health is so important and cannot be ignored. Below is a list of ways to cope with Anxiety and Depression according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America.
Try these when you're feeling anxious or stressed:
Please read on from one of our bravest members as she shares her story.
Sara and Sheldon,
I can't thank you both enough. I went back and forth on if I should share or not but seeing your post about depression... I decided to go forward and I put myself out there.
I have clinical depression along with an anxiety disorder. 1936 RiverCity Fitness has helped me with getting a hold of my depression and anxiety through working out and breathing techniques. Not to mention the mindset at 1936 is one of positivity and growth!
Going to your gym has helped with coping with my depression and anxiety .
I have learned that it's okay to take life moment by moment and to just chip away at it. Through RiverCity 1936, I have finally found something positive that I can do for myself. I know that it’s okay to take time for myself. I can't thank you enough for making me accepted and letting me be myself. To be honest with you, I haven't truly felt comfortable with myself until I started at 1936.
During the pandemic and starting a new job, my anxiety and stress levels were so high! My family, friends and working out with my 1936 family has been my saving grace.
My depression and anxiety will always be a part of me and will be part of my life, but through RiverCity Fitness, I have learned that my depression/ anxiety will not get the best of me! I am stronger physically and mentally now then I have ever been thanks to you and your dedication. One rep at a time has been my motto for some time now.
My daughter has seen an improvement with my mental health and she has followed my lead. Thanks to you, Sheldon and Jenny.
I have realized that I can do amazing things and be a person who has depression and anxiety. Thank you for pushing me to be the best me I can be!