“I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they’ve always worked for me.” -- Hunter S. Thompson, who blew his brains out in 2005. He was 67.
Some people drink excessively, and say they do so because they are depressed. Guess what? They are depressed because they drink excessively.
Numerous studies in the USA and UK clearly indicate that alcohol, being a poison, drastically alters a person's mood because it messes up brain chemistry. The first drink may "loosen you up," but a few drinks later you are uptight, upset, angry, and argumentative. What begins as fun ends in a depressing debacle. yelling matches, door slams, fist fights or worse.
The latest research in the United Kingdom resulted in two excellent programs that are helping people recover from the depression of drinking -- and both urge a personal program of individual fitness and exercise. That's where I come in. I work in two careers -- show business and fitness. Every day I see people who claim to be under great stress, and they are problem drinkers. They don't realize that it is the drinking that is causing the stress, not their life situations. The more you drink, the more stress and depression you will have.
One of the most simple and effective ways of breaking the cycle is to NOT reach for the drink, but to take a few minutes to improve your mood by an easier method -ten minutes of soothing isometric techniques, easy leg lifts coupled with slow, deep breaths, or other low-impact techniques I'll gladly teach you easy techniques that will reduce stress and send depression far far away. When the drinking slows down, the depression lessons also.
Remember, the mood you are in is strengthened by the first drink you take. If you are in a good mood, your mood will be even better with one drink. After that, it all goes downhill because -- ALCOHOL IS A POISON that causes depression, anxiety and makes you sick.
You don't like feeling sick, sore and unhappy, and I'm here to help you incorporate a personalized physical fitness plan into your life to help you overcome depression and anxiety. This is NOT a substitute for medical care and/or professional medical diagnosis, but is proven to be of significant value to anyone who desires to feel better, live better, and enjoy life.
Wherever you are in the USA, call me and let's talk about it. Depression and stress are not your friends, and both of them live in the bottle.