Posts made in February 2018

Tips for Staying Alert at Work

Do you often find yourself feeling exhausted and tempted to doze off as you are staring at your computer screen? Feeling sluggish on the job can make the hours go by slowly and put a huge dent in your ability to be productive. Being your best self at work means coming in and having the energy to complete tasks and check items off your to-do list.

Here are some tips to help keep you bright eyed and bushy tailed during your nine to five:

Get your blood circulating – Start off your day with movement. If you don’t have the time for a full workout of running or laps, a simple walk around your neighborhood can improve your alertness. The effort you put into walking will pay off as oxygen is pumped through your body. Even taking the time to stretch and do your favorite yoga poses will amp up your mood and energy level.

Trade caffeine and sugary food for healthy snacks – Grabbing a low-calorie, high protein snack can give you a boost to make it through your mid-morning or mid-afternoon slump. Consider bringing items like a hardboiled egg, peanut butter on whole wheat crackers, hummus and carrots or a handful of almonds. The extra snack will tide you over until the next meal or the end of the workday.

Take a break from the desk – Sitting at your desk for eight uninterrupted hours can quickly drain you of creativity. You risk depriving yourself of social interactions with your colleagues and are missing out the opportunity to give your brain a chance to focus on other tasks. When you are revived after even 20 minutes away from your desk, you will be better able to concentrate and tackle a problem from a new angle.

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Reclaiming Your Sexual Health

cyclist smiling As you age, your body changes. You may not have the flexibility, endurance or even same sexual appetite as you did in your youth. But that doesn’t mean you have to leave your sexual prime as a memory in the past. Reclaiming your sexual health is one way to take back control of your life and experience a fulfilling relationship with your partner.

Safety First – There are many ways to approach this goal. Part of reclaiming your sexual health involves taking responsibility for your body by taking steps to prevent STDS and unintended pregnancies. You will be better able to embrace your sexuality and enjoy intimacy knowing that you are having a safe sexual experience. This also demonstrates that you are invested in the well-being of your partner and want to protect that person from harm.

Ownership for Your Physical Health – Making lifestyle changes is another step toward reclaiming your sexual health. Regular exercise is an important part of increasing sex hormones, increasing your libido and maintaining healthy erections. Eating a balanced diet and managing your cardiovascular health can also help enhance your sexual performance. Eating the right foods helps improve blood flow and avoid the onset of type 2 diabetes, which can contribute to erectile dysfunction.

Changing Your Thinking – Finally, own your sexual health by changing how you think. As you reduce stress, build up your confidence and accept the body you have, you will be able to reawaken your sexuality. It may take some effort, but you have the ability to reconnect with your sexual desires and experience intimacy with your partner.

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