Mental Health Tips

Walk Off Your Stress

Had a bad day? Feel stressed and tense? OK, so go and walk it off! Yep, it’s that easy.

Start off slowly, walk the first ten minutes at a gentle pace. Hold your head up, breath deeply and let your arms swing, letting your feet dictate the rhythm and pace.

Now that you are warmed up, find somewhere quiet and do a ham string stretch and a calf stretch, holding the stretch for a count of ten.

Now set off again for another 10 minutes but walk more purposefully this time. Again, hold your head up and swing your arms, looking straight ahead. Enjoy the air, the sights and sounds around you and try to let your mind relax.

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Stress Reduction Tips

TIP 1: Learn to question your “I should” thoughts & identify the stressor.

TIP 2: Practice relaxation techniques, for instance, deep breathing to avoid hyperventilation or visualization which can help with focusing on tension flowing out of your body. How you feel emotionally will chemically change how you feel physically – 80% is mind over matter!

TIP 3: Re-asses cognitive restructuring of events – remember most stress begins with your appraisal of a situation.

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Stress and Impotence

STRESS! It’s one of the most common words used to describe life nowadays. Defined as the daily wear and tear our bodies undergo in response to our continually changing environment, stress is a double-edged sword that has both positive and negative impacts on our lives. On the positive side, stress motivates us to take action and introduces us to new experiences which may be rewarding in many ways. It is a vehicle for change.

Unfortunately, the negative aspects of stress can have tremendous consequences on both our physical and psychological well-being, and therefore our sex lives. This is especially true when we experience high-level stress that we do not manage properly.

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Stress. Is It Positive or Negative for You?

Which one of us doesn’t have stress?

It is how we react to it that is important.

Aniety Can Be..

Acute form which is short lived, for example, going to meet a new person or preparing for a presentation.

Chronic form goes on for a long time, months into years. A bad childhood experience or a living in a bad situation are examples.

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