Save your skin from stress
We turn red with embarrassment and white with fear. The skin, the largest organ of the human body, reflects all our emotions and can suffer because of them.
Being stressed out can be quite damaging for your skin. Stress actually causes a physiology reaction that results in the production of cortisol, ‘the stress hormone’. Cortisol causes inflammation. Inflamed pores on your skin clog more easily and can result in wrinkles. Hives, itching, eczema, rashes and psoriasis may be brought on or aggravated by stress.
When your skin breaks out, take a moment to sit quietly and ask yourself how you are really feeling. Are you hungry? Do you feel there is too much pressure at work or at home? Do you feel guilty?
If you answer yes to any of these questions, and if your doctor determines that your skin problems are not caused by an infection, allergy or disease, regular practice of a relaxation technique may reduce stress and help keep your skin blemish-free. Ask your doctor for information about meditation, yoga, biofeedback and other methods that may help.
Make love after a heart attack
Not only is it safe to have sex after a heart attack, but the pleasurable activity of making love is good for you, too! Just ask your doctor when you’re recovered enough to give it a go- and whether or not you should take any medication to prevent chest pain during your activities.
Most people can safely return to sexual activity after recovering from a heart attack. Each person has a different timeline, depending on his or her level of physical discomfort, psychological readiness and previous level of sexual activity.
Many people worry that sex after a heart attack will be too strenuous. However, there are several things you can do to make the experience less physically stressful. Foreplay is not only fun but also helps the heart gradually get ready for increased activity. And it’s probably best to engage in sex when you are most relaxed- in the morning or perhaps after an afternoon nap.
The period of recovery from a heart attack can be a difficult time. But the pleasure, intimacy and emotional closeness that come from making love with your partner can help speed the healing process and bring peace of mind.