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Mental Health is As Important as Physical Health

WHO defines that a healthy body is healthy physically, mentally, and socially. But according to data from the World Federation of Mental Health (WFMH) which was launched from the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Indonesia, 1 in 4 people experience mental health problems at least once in their lives. So far, not a few people focus on maintaining body health only physically and forget about how to care for their mental health. Though both are interrelated and equally important. Let’s look at some tips for maintaining mental health as part of maintaining a healthy body according to the University Health Service:

Calm down
Understand that life does not always go according to expectations. No need to stress. Train yourself to focus on finding solutions rather than just fixating on bad problems or events. Use your free time to meditate, enjoy nature, or play with pets.

Appreciate yourself
Believe that each individual is unique. Keep yourself dear even though sometimes you make mistakes. Don’t forget to take time to do a variety of favorite activities, whether it’s gardening, cooking, reading books, or learning a new language.

Don’t be monotonous
Try something new and challenging so you avoid getting bored. For example, change your jogging route, do a solo trip, or visit a new coffee shop.

Become a volunteer
In addition to creating feelings of pleasure because they can contribute to bringing positive change, activities like this can also make you meet new people, learn lots of things, and be more grateful.

Hang out healthy
The environment has an important role in supporting your efforts to maintain body and mental health. Mix with those who can help you to become a better person and can be relied upon in sharing joys and sorrows.

Caring for the body
From now on routinely exercise, get enough sleep, and consume more healthy foods, such as vegetables, fruits, fish, nuts, and milk.
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Sedation Dentistry – get rid of the fear of the dentist

“I’m afraid of the dentist” – I said it at least once. We are all very afraid of the dentist. This article aims to at least ameliorate fear of the dentist. which is often unjustified. How can we defeat the fear?

Here are some tips that we can apply to trust a dental office:


Be informed and familiar!

Choose a cabinet and a dentist to give you confidence that the treatment will be successful because, above all, health must take precedence. You will relax knowing that you are in good hands. Do not forget that technology and medicine are evolving, which is why anesthesia will be a helpful friend that will make you forget about the fear of your dentist. Being responsible for our health is important.

Another critical step in choosing a dentist is to have a free discussion with him and to establish a treatment plan that is explained to you. Do not hesitate to ask questions and ask for information. We have a smile that we have to ensure every day and to be healthy. Here is more info.


Choose local anesthesia.

Be informed of the risks of general anesthesia and opt for local anesthesia. To perform dental treatment in order to relax and not feel the inconvenience of medical maneuvers. We often meet with questions that amplify patient fear and postpone the visit to the dentist.

Clarify the amount of discomfort they will feel before starting any treatment (“Will it hurt?”, “I’m afraid of the sound of the device / that buzz”, “I’ll take my turn – How hard will it hurt me during the extraction and afterward?”, “Can I go to work?”, “Is it necessary to take my leave?” Etc.) For all these fears, physicians, offer solutions that will be personalized according to the sensitivity of each patient. Whether it is general local anesthesia, post-treatment with anti-inflammatory or anti-stroke treatments. The sensation you can meet while you are at the dentist is that of minimal discomfort in the form of pressure (in the case of extractions), a feeling of pressure (“feel a weight”), and the sound that amplifies the fear of the patients (“that buzz” ).

They all have a resolution. We will use anesthesia whether we will allow the patient to listen to his favorite music on headphones or talk to him during the procedures to fight the fear of utensils. Another important step is breathing, which must be controlled, rhythmic and allow us to relax.


Be preventive!

We meet patients whose fears of utensils and dentists have origins of an unpleasant experience with the treatment they have received long ago. We have to understand that the oral cavity and teat innervation is very strong. Prevention of possible pain-related conditions is essential, so it is necessary to perform periodic checks and combat from the beginning small surface caries that can be treated without anesthesia without pain.

Do not forget to maintain an open relationship with your dentist. If the pain occurs, … Read More

How Pilates Exercises Can Help Recreational and Professional Athletes

A lot of professional sports personalities have discovered that learning and doing Pilates can help them improve their performance, speed up body recovery, reduce the risk of getting injuries, and help their body stay balanced and healthy. For athletes, both recreational and professional, it provides the mind and body improvement. A good Pilates program, equipped with a studio, can do a lot for athletes of all ages, sports or ability. Let’s talk about all the advantages that Pilates can offer.


A lot of recreational benefits

Pilates is a whole-body exercise experience that develops flexibility, core strength, balance and whole-body coordination in athletes that wants to improve their skills or athletes that intends to return in active playing form after experiencing injury or hiatus.


Building a good foundation

According to the developer of the CoreAlign training system, Jonathan Hoffman, Pilates is a foundation training. It is an exercise method that helps people improve the quality of their movement safely and effectively. It is different from the fix techniques that are used in rehabilitation. It is also distinct from fun activities that are performed with little conscious thought. It helps athletes improve their movement patterns by teaching the mind to change the body. It allows people to feel the imbalances in their body and show them how to recover from it. The key to a good Pilates session is the training of our mind and body.



Improves core strength and lumbar/pelvic stability

Pilates instructors often use pelvic and lumbar stabilization exercises in their sessions. Many of these exercises incorporate their method with lumbar and pelvic stabilization. For athletes, a great lumbar and pelvic stability mean an increase in flexibility and a decrease in lower back pain and lesser injuries. A quality Pilates for wellness mat or studio programs are designed to strengthen the body’s planes of motion and improves the core’s dynamic stability. As these athletes develop their skills, challenges like plank-based exercises, standing exercises, unstable surface, and free weights should be added in their program provide a higher level of exercise difficulty.


Sports skills development

Development in sports skill is limited to professional athletes and is nonexistent to recreational athletes. A good instructor can help people whether they are professional or recreational sports athletes to improve skills that can help them develop a set of skills that can optimize their movement patterns. Take for example, if the client played baseball or softball for fun and decided they want to play in a recreational league in their early 40s, a Pilates instructor can work on core strengthening, balance for running, leg alignment and core support to help them develop their skills in throwing. A good instructor can understand the demands of the activity and analyze their client’s strength, the range of motion, movement pattern and coordination that are needed to achieve success and use Pilates exercise to help them become more flexible and adapt to the sports they want to engage in. A good instructor can … Read More

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