SURREY, B.C. – Individuals in Surrey will now have easier access to immunizations, dental care and sexual health services with the launch of the Fraser Health Mobile Health Clinic powered by TELUS. This new mobile clinic is part of TELUS’ commitment to expand the company’s innovative Health for GoodTM program, and is in partnership with Fraser Health Authority and the Surrey Hospital Foundation. This mobile clinic will help citizens who may face social barriers receiving care from more traditional sources get immediate access to high-quality and compassionate medical service.
“At TELUS, we believe that our purpose is to bridge digital, social and health divides, providing equal access to technology for Canadians in our all-connected world,” said Juggy Sihota, Vice President, Consumer Health at TELUS. “Through our Health for Good mobile health clinics, we are connecting underserved Canadians to vital health resources and care in an environment that offers privacy, stability and dignity. With an investment of $10 million across Canada over five years, we’re proud to expand our TELUS Health for Good program to bring these much needed services to Surrey alongside our dedicated partners, the Fraser Health Authority and the Surrey Hospital Foundation.”
Already active in Vancouver, Victoria, Calgary, Edmonton, Ottawa, Waterloo Region, Montreal, Halifax and Peel Region, these state-of-the-art mobile health clinics operate in communities where frontline primary and preventative care is urgently needed and act as a vital link between the community and local health authority. The program helps to remove many of the barriers that marginalized Canadians face in receiving medical care and will support over 20,000 patient interventions per year nationwide.
“Surrey is one of the fastest-growing communities in B.C., and this new mobile health clinic will help meet the needs of people who may not have easy access to necessary health care,” said Minister of Citizens’ Services Anne Kang. “This mobile clinic, along with others in B.C. and across Canada, are great examples of how partnerships create innovative solutions that deliver high-quality services to those who need them most.”
The Mobile Health Clinic will travel to different locations throughout Surrey to support the following three care areas using a rotating service schedule:
- immunizations for pre-school aged children attending StrongStart BC and other programs;
- dental examinations, education, fluoride varnish applications, and client navigation for dental care funding opportunities for youth (up to 19 years old); and
- testing and treatment of sexually transmitted and blood borne infections for youth and adults.
Starting in Spring 2020, the clinic will run Monday through Friday, with evening hour services provided once a week. Clients will be supported by a registered nurse, a dental hygienist and a nurse practitioner. A coordinator will promote the services to potential clients and organize the Fraser Health Authority’s work with community partners. These services will help the community of Surrey strive towards meeting the national immunization coverage target of 95 per cent. It will also provide care to a population vulnerable to sexually transmissible and blood-borne infections (STBBI) and unplanned pregnancy, and provide dental varnish and health promotion to youth to reduce the risk of tooth decay and preventable dental surgeries.
“Having more care options can help eliminate some of the barriers people face when accessing immunizations, dental health and sexual health services,” said Dr. Martin Lavoie, Vice President, Population Health and Chief Medical Health Officer, Fraser Health. “The Fraser Heath Mobile Health Clinic powered by TELUS will enable Fraser Health to connect with difficult to reach individuals who may otherwise avoid or not be able to access these health services.”
The Fraser Health Mobile Health Clinic is equipped with TELUS LTE Wi-Fi network technology, enabling skilled practitioners to collect and store health data through electronic medical records so they can examine results over time and provide better continuity of care to patients who previously had undocumented medical histories. The medical clinic is divided into two main areas: one for patient reception and mental health care and a second more spacious area with an examination table and a physician/nursing workstation.
For more information about the TELUS Health for Good program, visit telus.com/allconnectedforgood.
About TELUS Health for Good
Since 2014, TELUS Health for Good has been helping to remove many of the barriers Canadians living on the streets face in receiving medical care and reconnecting thousands of patients to the public healthcare system. Mobile Health Clinics, powered by TELUS, were originally inspired by the work being done by Doctors of The World. The Mobile Health Clinics provide essential primary medical care, including electronic medical records, generating over 20,000 patient visits since the program’s inception. Today, through numerous partnerships, volunteers, and the power of technology, TELUS Health for Good is an efficient and innovative mobile healthcare delivery tool to reach communities in need by bringing healthcare directly to the people that need it most.
TELUS (TSX: T, NYSE: TU) is a dynamic, world-leading communications and information technology company with $14.7 billion in annual revenue and 15.2 million customer connections spanning wireless, data, IP, voice, television, entertainment, video and security. We leverage our global-leading technology to enable remarkable human outcomes. Our longstanding commitment to putting our customers first fuels every aspect of our business, making us a distinct leader in customer service excellence and loyalty. TELUS Health is Canada’s largest healthcare IT provider, and TELUS International delivers the most innovative business process solutions to some of the world’s most established brands.
Driven by our passionate social purpose to connect all Canadians for good, our deeply meaningful and enduring philosophy to give where we live has inspired our team members and retirees to contribute more than $700 million and 1.3 million days of service since 2000. This unprecedented generosity and unparalleled volunteerism have made TELUS the most giving company in the world.
About Fraser Health
Fraser Health is B.C.’s largest and fastest growing health authority, providing one in three British Columbians (1.8 million people) from Burnaby to Hope with health care services. With over 26,000 employees, 2,900 physicians and 6,000 volunteers, Fraser Health services range from hospital care to community care, including mental health, public health, long-term care and home health. For more information visit fraserhealth.ca
About Surrey Hospital Foundation
Surrey Hospital Foundation is a registered charity, the largest non-government funder of health care for families in Surrey and surrounding Fraser Valley communities. For over 25 years we’ve made it our mission to help people in our community get the best possible care closer to home.
How to be happy while using Social Media
How to be happy while using Social Media
It is said that humans can only handle so much information. In the age of social media, it seems we are testing that theory. Social media being the heart of heated arguments, lost causes, dire warnings and the occasional hug from a distant friend.
It can all get overwhelming and depressing.
We need a formula for managing social media, while attempting to maintain the beauty of the connections we have with the mayhem we are forced to wade through. This formula revolves around the idea that too much information isn’t always a good thing.
In multiple studies done in the UK and here in Canada, there has been a proven correlation between social media and depression. One study showed that in the short term using social media can make you happier.
This study done by Lee Farquhar, Butler University Associate Professor of Entertainment Media and Journalism in the College of Communication shows that due to social comparison, we could use social media to feel better about ourselves. As quoted in Scienceblog.com, he says
“There is no secret that Facebook intensity has been associated with negative social consequences, such as anxiety, narcissism, and loneliness,” says Farquhar, whose own previous research has revealed those very things. “But this looked at something new. When individuals positively compared themselves to other Facebook users, they had higher levels of reported happiness. These findings nuance previous scholarship that largely indicated heavy Facebook use has a detrimental effect on one’s psychological well-being. It is not the amount of Facebook use that matters, but rather, how one feels they measure up in comparison with those around them.
If the user wanted to feel better about his or her career, they might compare to an individual who is unemployed, or had a less appealing job. That same type of comparison could be done for virtually every other aspect of one’s life, like intelligence, family life, the list goes on,” he says. “It is not simply the amount of social comparing one does that matters, but the type of comparison that predicts happiness and life satisfaction.”
This targeted, downward social comparison was the predictor of happiness and overall life satisfaction, Farquhar says.
His research, which focused mostly on college students and Amazon workers (average age was 30) was published in the Journal of New Media and Culture.
However, as he points out, the long- term strategy of using this for happiness doesn’t pan out.
“I wouldn’t encourage people to spend more time on Facebook looking for people to look down on,” he says. “Looking for peers to look down on to make oneself feel better is not the prescription here. We believe the more time spent on there, the less satisfied with life one will eventually be, as one is bound to run into unfavorable social comparisons.”
So why do we do it? Why do we spend so much time scrolling and reading about what our friends are doing and what the world is up to?
According to Entrepreneur.com, it is for the instant gratification.
Social media provides this unique instant gratification — as soon as you posts something, people are showing you their support, approval and admiration. This is especially true on Instagram, where a lot of individuals yearning to become Instafamous are participating in “follow-for-follow” schemes.
Because we want our business to look, and of course be, successful, we’re after as many followers and likes as we can possibly get. It makes sense, we as humans perceive “popular” things to be “great” and “cool.” What we fail to recognize, though, is that we’re going down a rabbit hole, looking for more ways to promote our business and be seen by as many people as humanly possible. This is, clearly, the wrong way to do social media.
So how do we avoid this “rabbit hole” and still enjoy connecting with our friends and family. How can we make sure that social media is good for our mental health?
Here are some tips for good mental health on social media
1. Don’t read everything posted.
Choose the battle that is most important to you and leave the rest. You can’t solve all the world’s problems.
My personal choice is to read all local business news (SBOT, Surrey604 and Surrey Now Leader) so I am up to date on the important things going on in my world. My area of personal interest is politics, so I read anything about politics, with a strong focus on local, provincial and federal as opposed to the world stage. The rest, as tempting as it is, I leave for someone else.
2. Know your sources
It is important to look at the source BEFORE reading and not fall for click bait. Put your critical thinking cap on before you absorb what is being said. If the article or person says anything of a deeply personal or personally derogatory nature about a public figure, stop reading. You are looking for information or education not joining in a school-yard cyber bullying attack.
If an article is over-stating something or blatantly untruthful, stop reading. Why look for a grain of truth among click-bait lies. Find the truth somewhere else. If the article is from a source that has lied in the past, don’t bother reading it. You wouldn’t let someone who constantly lies to you remind in your circle so why would you continue to read content from a source that lies.
Be careful that the news you are absorbing is based on truth even if you don’t like the message. Form your life opinions around things you can prove to be true.
3. Mindfully Avoid Click Bait
“Headline – Toddler eaten by Bald Eagle.” Whatever is going on in that story is probably none of your business. As awful as whatever it is might be for people in the story and as tempting as the headline might be, if there is absolutely nothing you can do about it, save your mental health by not reading it at all.
4. Try to balance the negative with positive.
Follow some art pages, a photographer’s page, a cat website, or a page on how to cook. Use social media to check-in regularly with friends who lift you up and they will be inspired to send you teddy bears and hugs or whatever it is that makes your day.
5. Connect with people you love.
Look at your list of friends and pick one and send them a little note telling them something about them that you really like. Not a whole love letter. Just a quick note. Do that once a day and you will get a lot of love back.
6. Remember that what you see on social media is only part of the story.
The big successes never show the hard work and self-doubt it took to get there. The failures we over-share about don’t show the climb back to the top because we sometimes forget to finish our story. Every single normal person on earth has days when they doubt themselves. Every normal person gets depressed and overwhelmed on some days, they just don’t post about those days. Every single normal person has bad hair, bad dog, where’s my car keys, I hate you, stubbed the baby toe, crap it’s raining – type days, so don’t look at other people and their constant smile and wonder why you are the only one struggling. You aren’t the only one. You are not alone.
7. Don’t compare your life with someone else’s.
he only competitor for your success is your own mind and the limitations you put on yourself. You only run the race against your own belief structure. If your self-esteem is taking a hit, use social media to affirm yourself. Find some life affirmation videos and soak it all in.
8. No complaints made without offering a possible solution.
Life is about balancing the good with the bad. The lessons with the ribbons. Keep a balanced mind set and a balanced Facebook page. For every negative post, find two positive ones to off-set it. Be mindful about what you are absorbing
9. Lastly, no sharing or reading anything about Harry and Meghan. (leave them alone to live their lives in peace.).
Try a cat video. Find something that makes you laugh and then share it so we can all see your sick sense of humour. Find a senior, shut in or person who is struggling and commit to sending them one thing every day. Use social media to give back to your community. Take a minute to really think about what lifts you up, makes you smile and then go and search for those things. Don’t forget to share it with all of us because we want life affirming posts too.
Social media can educate us (if we check and double check our sources), it can prompt us to act (see you at city hall on Monday night – it’s going to be exciting…I promise you. Uber is only the icing on a very complicated cake), and it can build us up if we use it mindfully.
If you let it, social media can remind us that we have friends, we are not alone in our struggles, we are loved, and we can continue to connect with others in a meaningful, positive way.
Take a moment and use your social media skills to bless yourself and someone else today.
How Healthy Is Your Pet?
Humans have always kept pets, be it for companionship or out of necessity.
In fact, in times long gone when central heating and other modern heating contraptions were not even on the horizon, people scooted closer to their animals during the long winter months. People kept cattle, sheep, goats, and even pigs close in the wintertime to stay warm.
Nowadays, the focus is shifted somewhat, especially in cities where people mostly keep animals as pets. A man once observed rather philosophically, “Nobody has ever peed themselves out of the pure joy of seeing me but my dog.” Truthfully, it is a tall order trying to beat the kind of devotion and besottedness a pet can bestow upon its owner.
Yet, despite all that, there are still some 200 million stray dogs roaming around. There are about 14,000 organizations in the US alone that take part in rescuing and sheltering animals. The main reason why animals end up on the streets is pet abandonment or being born on the streets in the first place. However, there are also some 4 million cats and dogs that get adopted from shelters each year and an additional 710,000 animals that end up in shelters as strays but are eventually reunited with their owners.
There is no doubt that there are amazingly caring and devoted owners out there, but what does that mean exactly?
What Does Your Pet Need (Besides Cuddles and Treats)?
While cuddling and playing with your pet is the most enjoyable part of the relationship, being a good owner takes more than engaging in the fun part of the story.
There are some 19 million pets in the US living in underserved communities, and 88% of them have not been spayed or neutered, while 69% have never been to a vet.
There are approximately 7.9 million cats and 5.9 million dogs in Canada. According to Canada’s Pet Wellness Report, many owners fail to recognize the importance of taking their pets to a regular vet checkup. That has nothing to do with how owners feel about their pets. It is merely about educating themselves when it comes to practices that are in their pets’ best interests.
The report further states that while Canadians undoubtedly love their pets, overfeeding is the biggest issue. Every vet will tell you that keeping your pet’s weight under control is one of the best ways to not just prolong its life, but also keep it healthy. Yet, as it is the case with humans in general, we seem to give our pets what they like the most, but not necessarily what is best for them. Additionally, Canadian vets say that the price of food is also a deciding factor for many owners.
Another often neglected aspect of pet health is dental hygiene. Dental disease is one of the most frequently diagnosed health issues in cats and dogs. Sadly, only 16% of pet owners in Canada seem interested in learning more about the dental care of their pets.
Last but not least, most owners knew how important it is to play with their pets and take them for walks regularly. Data show that pet owners are healthier because of their pets as well. Still, it seems that Canadians spend less than half an hour per day doing activities with their pets. They spend far more time either surfing the internet or watching TV.
Simply providing food and a warm bed to sleep in is not enough to have a happy and healthy pet. While it can be expensive to pick the top quality food and take your pet to the vet often, there are ways to make sure your pet is getting most of the things it needs to live a long life. Talk to your vet, use that internet time to look up some valuable information about healthy habits for your pet, and make the necessary changes. After all, nothing beats that goofy grin on your pooch’s face when it sees you at the door after a long day.
The Way Cannabis Is Slowly Changing Our Understanding of Medicine
The Way Cannabis Is Slowly Changing Our Understanding of Medicine
Medicinal cannabis and CBD is helping us to get out of our comfort zone and start exploring new ways of healing. This is how we learn more about our body and its infinite capabilities. Most importantly, cannabis is giving us hope in medical situations that seem irreversible. It might not always be a cure, but it can provide the needed relief that some people desperately need.
What we know so far is not much but it’s very important, and that’s what we are going to talk about today.
What Is Medicinal Cannabis?
First things first, what’s medicinal cannabis? Medicinal cannabis is basically the same as recreational cannabis, with only one difference – it’s usually prescribed by medical professionals to ease or help with certain medical conditions. The most common condition is chronic pain. Over 60% of prescriptions are for this purpose.
Other common reasons for a prescription are:
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Multiple sclerosis
- Spasticity (tight or stiff muscles) from MS
- Muscle spasms
- Nausea and vomiting due to chemotherapy
- Crohn’s disease
- Appetite loss
- Eating disorders such as anorexia
- Wasting syndrome (cachexia)
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
If you want to target many of these conditions and symptoms without getting high, you can also use pure CBD. It can help you even without the THC and other cannabinoids found in cannabis. Plus, since November 2018, it’s legal in all 50 stats, provided it was derived from hemp. CBD’s popularity has skyrocketed since the Farm Bill was passed.
How Does Medicinal Cannabis Help Our Body?
How does it work? Cannabis consists of cannabinoids, active chemicals that are similar to the ones our body is making while keeping us in optimal shape. According to scientists, cannabinoids are maximizing that process, making our body, in turn, to function better.
Additionally, science has proven that cannabis has the ability to deal with inflammation, reduce anxiety, and relieve pain. It can also attack and kill cancer cells and slow down the rate of growth of tumors. Other benefits include controlling nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy better than any modern medicine available.
There is also evidence that cannabis can help patients with MS to relax their muscles. What’s more, it can stimulate appetite and help with gaining weight in people who suffer from AIDS or cancer.
Medicinal cannabis is also one of the most promising treatments for people with severe seizures. Studies showed that people significantly reduced seizures after taking cannabis, which brought to the approval of Epidiolex.
Still, this is not to say that cannabis is the ultimate cure for all illnesses. It too may come with unwanted side effects.
How Can Medicinal Cannabis Be Taken?
There are many methods, but some of the most popular include smoking, inhaling through vaporizers, eating, applying it on the skin in form of oil, lotion, cream, or spray, or placing a few drops of a liquid under the tongue. They all serve the same purpose, even though each method affects your body in a different way.
For instance, the sublingual method will give you almost instant effects, while for long-lasting ones and dealing with chronic pain it’s more advisable to eat it.
As you can see, cannabis is opening new doors in modern medicine by helping us think out of the box. It still has a long way to go, especially because research is going slower than with other medical treatments, but this is also changing as the NHS is finally nudging doctors to prescribe two cannabis-based medicines, Epidiolex and Sativex, as well as other types of medicinal cannabis.
5 Strange Sleeping Disorders and How to Combat Them
Sleep is crucial to human beings. Making sure you get enough sleep and high-quality sleep at that is vital to your wellbeing. It can improve your mental and physical health, quality of life, and your productivity at work.
There are some sleeping disorders which many people view as a normal sleeping-related problem. Unsurprisingly, the most common is snoring which affects around 90 million American adults and can lead to low-quality sleep for their families.
While snoring is certainly bothersome, there are some sleeping disorders out there that are downright strange! Read on to find out what they are and how best to combat them.
5 Examples of Strange Sleeping Disorders
1. Restless Leg Syndrome
Restless legs syndrome or RLS is a condition that leads to an unbelievable urge to move your legs. This is usually due to an uncomfortable sensation in the muscles, which is only relieved by movement.
Medical professionals are in disagreement about exactly what causes this condition, but those who have been diagnosed with diabetes, anemia and nerve damage are more likely to suffer from it.
For the vast majority of sufferers, RLS occurs in the evening or during the night when they are trying to sleep. People who struggle with this condition can kick around or move hundreds of times in one night. This can cause them to suffer from low-quality sleep not to mention they may frequently disturb their partners.
Even though there is no single known cause for this condition, there are a few ways you can help combat it. First of all, make sure you get regular exercise. Caffeine and alcohol intake should also be limited to reduce the level of stimulants in the bloodstream. In severe cases, you may be able to get medication prescribed by your doctor to help you get some rest. This condition can be especially annoying if you have a partner, as you will disturb them, in this case having a firm and thick mattress can help. Otherwise you may end up sleeping on the sofa, or if you’re lucky a sofa bed in order to move around and not disturb your partner.
This is a frightening condition that can have dangerous consequences. People who suffer from narcolepsy cannot differentiate between sleeping and waking states.
This causes extreme sleepiness and people who have narcolepsy are incapable of preventing themselves from falling asleep. They can have dream-like hallucinations while they are awake and in addition to this, also experience paralysis as they are falling asleep or waking up.
Narcolepsy is often caused by a deficiency of a brain chemical called “hypocretin”. Unfortunately, there is currently no known cure for narcolepsy. However, there are some medications that can help sufferers to manage these troublesome symptoms.
Sleepwalking is literally the state of walking while sleeping. This odd condition usually occurs during the deepest phase of sleep. It’s most common amongst children but can be an adult disorder too.
Sleepwalking can have comical results, as people report many adventures while their mind is asleep. Some people will run baths, raid the fridge, or even get dressed! Of course, it’s not all fun and games. In serious cases, people can injure themselves on their night time travels.
The exact cause of sleepwalking is unknown, but it seems to run in families. The best way to combat it is to reduce stress, drink less alcohol, avoid recreational drugs or sedatives and stick to a regular sleep schedule.
4. Teeth Grinding (Bruxism)
Teeth grinding is yet another strange disorder that affects the sleep of millions of people. Most sleep experts believe stress and anxiety are the culprits. Aside from causing damage to the teeth over time, sufferers often wake up with headaches and a sore jaw.
One of the ways to combat this is to not chew gum or anything that is not food since it creates a habit of grinding and chewing. Dentist in La Habra can also provide a mouth guard to protect the teeth However, the most important solution is to reduce stress and anxiety.
5. Sleep Apnea
This is when the throat becomes partially blocked while sleeping. Most people who suffer from this don’t always know until someone points it out to them. Usually, their sleeping partners will attest to very loud snoring and interrupted breathing throughout the night.
Sleep apnea can be dangerous. If left untreated, it can lead to high blood pressure and an increased risk of stroke.
The common treatment method for this is a CPAP machine. This keeps the sleeping person’s throat open with a steady stream of air. Less common treatments include gum shields to hold the airway open or surgery to improve breathing by removing the tonsils.
Sleep is important to our health and well-being by protecting us from a whole host of diseases and conditions. However, there are certain sleeping disorders that can prevent you from getting the vital, high-quality sleep that you need.
Teeth grinding, narcolepsy and restless leg syndrome are just some of the strange sleeping disorders that can interfere with your ability to get some kip. By following our above tips and seeking professional treatment, you can ensure that you (and your loved ones) stand the best chance of getting a good nights’ rest.
How Stress Can Affect Your Sex Life
Most people know that stress is a common roadblock to leading a balanced life with a healthy mind and body. Too much of it can cause a flood of hormones and adrenaline as your body naturally goes into a fight or flight response, making your heart rate spike, your brain focus, and your muscles tense.
This response doesn’t just make you on edge, however. It can also cause serious, long-term health complications, even in your sex life.
Wondering how exactly stress has the ability to affect your sexual health?
Here’s the answer.
Stress can interrupt natural messages between the brain and other parts of the body, including the genitalia. This often results in a lack of the blood flow required for erections or vaginal wetness.
Additionally, stress can negatively affect appetite hormones, causing sufferers to eat more than normal and ultimately gain weight. This weight fluctuation, and the self-image issues that often accompany it, can cause a lack of confidence. This, when combined with consistently interrupted neural messages, can lead to sexual dysfunction.
In men, this most commonly manifests as erectile dysfunction: the inability to get or maintain an erection during sexual situations. This often causes feelings of sexual frustration for both men and their partners. If you or your partner experience ED, consider speaking with a doctor for help. They can prescribe medications like sildenafil, the generic version of Viagra that helps improve blood flow to the penis and allows for longer erections.
For women, stress often causes vaginal dryness and can make intimacy uncomfortable or even painful. If you or your partner experience this during particularly stressful time periods, consider one of the many over-the-counter personal lubricants that can help make the moment more comfortable.
Lack of Interest
Chronic stress causes heightened levels of the stress hormone cortisol, which can throw off natural reactions in the body, including libido. Plus, cortisol can cause irritability and impatience, so sufferers are often too busy arguing with partners to enjoy a sexy moment.
It’s also important to remember that the brain is a sex organ, so a preoccupied mind can often make it much harder to get in the mood or experience full pleasure at all. In the extreme, a stressed-out brain is more susceptible to mental health disorders like anxiety and depression which can inhibit your interest in sex even more.
Additionally, if the body is busy overproducing cortisol, it won’t be able to produce normal levels of sex hormones like testosterone, which helps both men and women get in the mood.
If you’re experiencing abnormally low libido that has begun to interrupt your romantic life, it’s important to get help. Often, sex counseling or therapy can help determine the root of the issue and provide you with solutions. Alternatively, you can speak with your doctor about possible treatments to increase sexual interest, such as the medication flibanserin or hormonal therapy.
Climaxes typically occur in a body that is open to sexual contact, responding to stimuli, and relaxed. However, the common symptoms of stress, like clenched muscles and physical discomfort, can make it much more difficult for you to be able to let go enough to orgasm.
And, similar to its effect on libido, too much stress or anxiety’s ability to distract the mind can make it much more difficult to orgasm, and can sometimes even prevent you from climaxing at all. This can strike both men and women who are unusually stressed out.
Many people who have difficulty orgasming benefit from introducing some variety to their sex lives. Using playful dirty talk, trying longer foreplay, or incorporating sex toys into your experience can all help distract you from whatever stressful thoughts are on your mind and allow you to put yourself more fully in the moment in order to orgasm.
How to Reduce Stress
Starting with proper rest– at least 7 hours a night– there are many ways to cut stress levels throughout your day. Journaling, meditation, yoga, exercise, or other forms of self-care activities can help lower your heart rate and clear your mind of any unnecessary stress. It’s mostly just important that you find an activity that’s enjoyable for you in order to fully unwind.
As you can see, it’s critical to your sexual, physical, and mental health to lead a low-stress lifestyle. Use this information and some of these tips to manage your stress and enjoy a more pleasurable intimate life.
Suggested Further Reading
- For more information about the negative impacts of stress and stress management, read these articles from the American Psychological Association.
- To learn more about both men and women’s sexual wellness, check out the informative posts on the Hims Facebook and Hers Facebook pages.
- To read about other health issues, check out the articles in our Health section.
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