The hottest Physical health Substack posts right now

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Sasha's 'Newsletter' 2451 implied HN points 14 Mar 24
  1. Happiness is not a fixed state; significant increases in happiness are achievable through various factors like medication, career growth, physical activities, and personal growth.
  2. Factors contributing to increased happiness include therapy, meditation, improved social connections, financial stability, and positive life changes.
  3. Belief in static happiness levels may limit people from realizing their potential for significant happiness increases, preventing them from actively working towards a happier life.
Are You Okay? 3095 implied HN points 19 Feb 24
  1. Self-compassion is a crucial element for overall health, often more important than medication for certain symptoms.
  2. Non-pharmacologic interventions are commonly prescribed alongside medications to address complex health problems like weight gain, insomnia, and chronic pain.
  3. Self-compassion, forgiveness, and love for oneself can be the most effective remedies for inner struggles and health issues, often more powerful than medication.
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Weight and Healthcare 459 implied HN points 27 Apr 24
  1. Jessica Jones is a Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator, co-founder of Food Heaven, and Diabetes Digital. She focuses on weight-inclusive care for diabetes management.
  2. She learned about weight-inclusive care from Evelyn Tribole and emphasizes separating health from weight, promoting holistic well-being and patient-centered care.
  3. Jones applies weight-inclusive concepts in her work through writing, podcasting, and counseling services, advocating for health improvement unrelated to weight loss.
Common Sense with Bari Weiss 1660 implied HN points 20 Feb 24
  1. Rob Henderson shares his heartbreaking childhood and the impact of abandonment from three adults in his life.
  2. Fentanyl epidemic in America is causing record-high overdose deaths, impacting people across all backgrounds.
  3. Concerns about Biden's age and the Democrats' shift in attitude towards his ability to run for reelection are becoming more openly discussed.
Parents with Inconvenient Truths about Trans (PITT) 1768 implied HN points 31 Jan 24
  1. Trans ideology has sinister agendas like profit-making and promoting sterilization of vulnerable individuals.
  2. The trans movement intersects with groups like pedophiles, satanists, and drag queens, leading to concerning implications.
  3. Criticism of the trans movement includes concerns about authoritarianism, hypocrisy, and its roots in Marxist ideology.
Links I Would Gchat You If We Were Friends 2016 implied HN points 14 Jan 24
  1. The author discusses the challenges of crafting an out-of-office message after a personal tragedy, highlighting the struggle of balancing professionalism and personal disclosure.
  2. The societal expectations around grief and the pressure to provide a 'good excuse' for taking time off work are explored, shedding light on the complexities of navigating personal loss in professional settings.
  3. The post touches on broader themes related to privacy, empathy, and the need for more open conversations around grief and loss, emphasizing the importance of acknowledging and accepting one's emotional state.
Wild Holy & Free 1336 implied HN points 09 Feb 24
  1. Self-care involves how we think about medical tests and appointments, it's important to be kind to ourselves during the process.
  2. Receiving medical test results should not define our worth or character; it is simply a snapshot of our body's condition.
  3. In the face of challenges, be proud of your body for surviving and remember to practice gentleness and self-compassion.
Insight Axis 1402 implied HN points 04 Feb 24
  1. Think of movement as more inclusive and sustainable than just exercise - align with your biology rather than work against it.
  2. Make movement a meaningful ritual instead of just a habit - care for your body intentionally.
  3. Remember that movement is constant in life - from everyday tasks to intentional workouts, aim for a sustainable approach for long-term health.
The Rubesletter by Matt Ruby (of Vooza) | Sent every Tuesday 926 implied HN points 13 Feb 24
  1. Many of life's greatest experiences involve initially overcoming discomfort and pain, leading to growth and transcendence.
  2. Recognize and reframe feelings of discomfort to gauge if something productive might be happening on the other side.
  3. Differentiate between productive, growth-inducing discomfort and unnecessary fear that may hold you back from personal development.
Are You Okay? 1897 implied HN points 30 Oct 23
  1. Giving up alcohol can improve sleep, mood, and sense of agency.
  2. Taking a break from alcohol can help reevaluate its impact on various aspects of health, including behavioral, emotional, cognitive, and physical.
  3. Consider the benefits of alcohol you can't live without before deciding to join in giving up alcohol for a period.
Common Sense with Bari Weiss 389 implied HN points 13 Mar 24
  1. Americans have shown strong support for the federal legalization of marijuana, with 70% in favor, up from 50% in 2013 and 12% in 1969.
  2. Studies indicate that marijuana use, whether through smoking, edibles, or vapes, is associated with health risks such as a higher risk of heart attack, stroke, and even cannabis-induced psychosis.
  3. Since the legalization of recreational marijuana in some states, there has been a rise in marijuana use, with potential negative impacts, including addiction, adverse effects on mental health, and increased risks to physical health.
Are You Okay? 978 implied HN points 04 Dec 23
  1. Body acceptance is the starting point for caring for your body - it allows you to be realistic and kind to yourself instead of idealistic and critical.
  2. Focus on nourishing foods, enjoyable movement, and rejecting perfectionism in order to care for your body with kindness and respect.
  3. Reduce social media consumption to improve mental health and avoid comparing yourself to idealized images.
The Shift With Sam Baker 1637 implied HN points 14 Sep 23
  1. It's important to realize that giving 100% all the time may not be sustainable or healthy in the long run. Aim for 85% effort to prevent burnout.
  2. Society's expectations of always giving 100% can lead to negative consequences on one's well-being, especially when not reciprocated by employers.
  3. Taking breaks, setting boundaries, and prioritizing self-care by working at 85% capacity can actually lead to improved productivity and overall well-being.
The Flawed Yogi Report 79 implied HN points 02 May 24
  1. Quitting is often the best choice. Consider sunk cost fallacy and prioritize future satisfaction over past investment.
  2. Avoid turning your passion into a job. Balancing strength and ease in activities could lead to greater satisfaction and effectiveness.
  3. Find the right balance of difficulty in tasks to enhance pleasure and effectiveness. Don't stress too much about grades, focus on enjoying the work and learning.
Are You Okay? 499 implied HN points 26 Jan 24
  1. Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) is a real and potentially debilitating condition that affects many women. Managing it can involve tracking symptoms, regular exercise, a nutritious diet, adequate sleep, hormonal treatments, SSRIs, psychotherapy, and stress reduction techniques.
  2. When considering tapering off antidepressants, it's important to discuss this process with a healthcare provider. Psychotherapy can be a valuable tool for retraining the brain during this transition.
  3. Individualized treatment plans are crucial for addressing specific symptoms and needs when managing hormonal mood swings, tapering antidepressants, or dealing with other health concerns. Working closely with a doctor can help in developing a suitable plan.
Are You Okay? 2336 implied HN points 26 Jun 23
  1. Conscious consumption starts with curiosity, so it's important to be aware of the impact of alcohol on mental and physical health.
  2. New research on alcohol can be contradictory and may not always have straightforward implications for individuals' health decisions.
  3. Assessing the relationship with alcohol goes beyond quantity and involves looking at how it affects behavior, emotions, cognition, and physical health.
Are You Okay? 738 implied HN points 11 Dec 23
  1. Have a plan for managing your physical health during the holidays, covering aspects like COVID, alcohol, food, sleep, exercise, and socializing.
  2. Consider your approach to alcohol in social occasions, stressful situations, and when alone, especially during holiday gatherings.
  3. Approach holiday food with mindfulness; don't arrive hungry, set intentions before eating, allow yourself to enjoy without guilt, and practice self-compassion if you over-indulge.
Are You Okay? 619 implied HN points 29 Dec 23
  1. Engaging in weight-bearing exercises like yoga can improve bone density and reduce the risk of osteoporosis, along with a calcium-rich diet and vitamin D supplements.
  2. For older adults, incorporating simple weight-bearing exercises into routines, like wearing a weighted vest while walking, can significantly enhance muscle strength and overall health.
  3. Decisions on medications for osteoporosis should be personalized, considering the effectiveness of lifestyle changes and the potential benefits of prescriptions like Fosamax, which may be complemented by habits like yoga.
The Recovering Academic 554 implied HN points 02 Jan 24
  1. Fitness culture has evolved over the years, moving away from toxic masculinity and dominance-oriented training to a more inclusive and positive approach.
  2. Exercise can be a way to compensate for emotional distress and voids, but it's important to shift towards a healthier mindset focused on overall well-being.
  3. The shift in workout environments, from segregated spaces to inclusive settings, reflects a desire for a more positive and supportive fitness community that values happiness and holistic wellness.
Logging the World 976 implied HN points 21 Oct 23
  1. Taking 10,000 steps daily can benefit physical and mental health by providing fresh air, exercise, and a change of scenery.
  2. Walking at a slower pace allows for a better connection with the surroundings, noticing details like street art and wildlife.
  3. Embarking on longer walks can lead to unique experiences, connections with landscapes, and a sense of personal achievement.