HEALTHY PRACTICES TO IMPROVING A HEALTHY SEX LIFE

One’s sexual well-being goes hand in hand with your overall mental, physical, and emotional health, whether the problem is big or small, there are many things you can do such as communicating with your partner, maintaining a healthy lifestyle etc. you can do to get your sex life back on track.

Sex entails a whole lot of emotions, from love to excitement, to tenderness, longing, anxiety and disappointment with each of these reactions varying as sexual experiences differs in the course of a sex life spanning over several decades amongst individuals, likewise, the physical transformations your body undergoes as you age also have a major influence on one’s sexuality as declining hormone levels, changes in neurological and circulatory functioning etc. may lead to sexual problems.   However, there’s great news, as treating sexual problems is easier now than ever before with revolutionary medications and professional therapists available if you need them.

In the case of minor sexual issues or you just want general principles to work with, here are a few tips and adjustments in no particular order that you can try and implement at home in your lovemaking and relationship overall:

Talking to your partner: Good communication is a cornerstone of a healthy relationship, establishing a dialogue is the first step not only to a better sex life. Many couples find it difficult to talk about sex even under the best of circumstances as when sexual issues occur, feelings of hurt, shame, guilt, disappointment and resentment can set in and stop such conversations. In dealing with this, finding the right time to talk without criticizing your partner is extremely important as the aim is to solve the issue not apportion blames. Confiding with your partner about changes in your body, as well as being honest about it and any other thing is very crucial between partners.

Never equate love with sexual performance: Create an atmosphere of love, show care and tenderness always towards your partner; touch and kiss often, don’t blame yourself or your partner for your sexual difficulties instead focus on maintaining emotional and physical intimacy in your relationship.

Always maintain physical affection: Even if you’re tired, upset or tensed, about a problem, engaging in kissing and cuddling is essential for maintaining an emotional and physical bond, it shows your partner that regardless of what, you are always there.

Educate yourself: There are plenty of good self-help materials and resources available that can apply to you or your partner’s issues, or rather be of help to improve yourself; use them to help you and your partner stay informed and become better.

Always compliment your partner: Complimenting your partner can be a way of letting them know they are thought about and appreciated, especially when your partner’s love language is “Words of affirmation.” Value-based compliments are also considered important because you’re directly complimenting your partner’s character,

Be spontaneous: As regards to lovemaking, using foreplay and trying different positions not only adds interest to lovemaking but can also help overcome some sexual problems. For example, did you know that there is increased stimulation to the G-spot when a man enters his partner from behind and can help your woman reach orgasm? Now you know, also, having romantic treats can aid strengthen the bond between you two emotionally, remember sex entails emotions too.

Have a good balance: Stress and the busyness of life are other factors that affect sexual intimacy, always find the time to relax, go on outings, and do something soothing together before having sex, such as playing a game or going out for a nice dinner.

Abstain a bit: Practice abstinence for a couple of days, a weekend, or a week as abstinence does make the heart grow fonder and it’s a surefire way to improve sex as it makes your next encounter with your lover even more exciting.

Maintaining good health: Remember, your sexual well-being goes hand in hand with your overall mental, physical, and emotional health, therefore, the same healthy habits you rely on to keep your body in shape also shapes up your sex life, drink water regularly, take vitamins and engage in exercises.

Engage in kegel exercises: Kegel exercises are simple clench-and-release exercises that you can do to strengthen the muscles of your pelvic floor, as these muscles support your uterus, bladder, small intestine, and rectum. Kegels keep the muscles fit and help even improve your orgasms; they can also prevent or control urinary incontinence and other pelvic floor problems.

Practice self-care: Self and proper hygiene are highly essential as regards to one’s love life, please, no one would enjoy anything lovemaking in a dirty environment or with one having bad hygiene. Look good, smell nice for your partner as these are known to promote positive attraction towards each other.

Don’t give up: If none of your efforts seems to work, don’t give up hope, talking to your doctor or a therapist can often determine the cause of your sexual problem and may be able to identify effective treatments.

The most important thing is doing things right with your partner and staying true as the understanding of yourself, your thoughts about what constitutes a satisfying sexual connection, and your relationship with your partner are key factors in your ability to develop and foster a fulfilling sex life.

Are you having issues identifying any of the aforementioned or you have a problem, you can contact us and get directed to one of our wellness consultants by booking an appointment with us today.

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TOP 5 SICKNESS/HEALTH THREAT THAT CAN AFFECT MEN IN LIFE

In the past weeks we have viewed both heart diseases and cancer; today we have in view the third health threat that affects men across all ages.

INJURIES AND ACCIDENTS

Though a leading cause of death for men and reported being the third leading cause of men in 2009 behind heart diseases and cancer according to the CDC. Many unintentional injuries can be easily prevented as the key to minimizing the risk of death is to use common sense and avoid potentially dangerous situations. Injuries in this category include, for example, injuries due to falls, fire and impaired driving as a result of alcohol, fatigue, drug use, texting while driving etc.   Simple actions like wearing a seatbelt while in a car, wearing a helmet when cycling, skiing, skateboarding, or other activities where head injuries occur help decrease the risk of death in an accident.

The CDC recommends some preventative steps based on the most frequent causes of accidents (fall and Fire) that has led to death among men:

  • Exercise regularly that improves strength and balance are especially good
  • Drink only in moderation.
  • Always ask your doctor or pharmacist to review your medicines with you so as to know relevant side effects and interactions.
  • Have regular eye checkup with your doctor at least once a year.
  • Encourage proper lighting in your home.
  • Limit hazards in your home that can lead to falls.
  • Install smoke alarms because half of home fire deaths occur in homes without smoke alarms.
  • Making sure that wet/slippery floors are cleaned properly, stair railings are secure, and walks and driveways are well maintained.

Basically, most accidents that happen around the house or workplace can be decreased through easy fixes and routine prevention; keep a keen eye for hazards and always report appropriately or rectify if it’s within your capacity to do so.

TOP 5 SICKNESS/HEALTH THREAT THAT CAN AFFECT MEN IN LIFE

In the past weeks we have viewed both heart diseases and cancer; today we have in view the third health threat that affects men across all ages.

INJURIES AND ACCIDENTS

Though a leading cause of death for men and reported being the third leading cause of men in 2009 behind heart diseases and cancer according to the CDC. Many unintentional injuries can be easily prevented as the key to minimizing the risk of death is to use common sense and avoid potentially dangerous situations. Injuries in this category include, for example, injuries due to falls, fire and impaired driving as a result of alcohol, fatigue, drug use, texting while driving etc.   Simple actions like wearing a seatbelt while in a car, wearing a helmet when cycling, skiing, skateboarding, or other activities where head injuries occur help decrease the risk of death in an accident.

The CDC recommends some preventative steps based on the most frequent causes of accidents (fall and Fire) that has led to death among men:

  • Exercise regularly that improves strength and balance are especially good
  • Drink only in moderation.
  • Always ask your doctor or pharmacist to review your medicines with you so as to know relevant side effects and interactions.
  • Have regular eye checkup with your doctor at least once a year.
  • Encourage proper lighting in your home.
  • Limit hazards in your home that can lead to falls.
  • Install smoke alarms because half of home fire deaths occur in homes without smoke alarms.
  • Making sure that wet/slippery floors are cleaned properly, stair railings are secure, and walks and driveways are well maintained.

Basically, most accidents that happen around the house or workplace can be decreased through easy fixes and routine prevention; keep a keen eye for hazards and always report appropriately or rectify if it’s within your capacity to do so.

TOP 5 SICKNESS/HEALTH THREAT THAT CAN AFFECT MEN IN LIFE

We kick started this series by talking about the heart diseases being one of the top threats men are likely to face as they grow in life; we’ll be moving unto the second one:

CANCER:

Cancer is one of the world’s leading cause of death, it is a dangerous, abnormal, malignant cell which is characterized with uncontrolled growth that has the ability to infiltrate and destroy normal body tissue forming a large mass of tissue which is called a tumour. Cancer develops when the body’s normal control mechanism and orderly process breaks down, meaning, when cancer develops, instead of old cells dying, they survive and they begin to grow and grow out of control causing new cells likewise to form when they are not needed leading to damage.

Cancer can start almost anywhere in the human body and has the ability to spread throughout the body as the human body is made up of trillions of cells. Cancer forms malignant tumours which unlike benign tumours can grow back after even being removed.

There are numerous causes of cancer, however, streamlined, we have three major risk factors, as best classified, and we have; inherited genetics, environmental/ toxic exposure and random chance based on lifestyle. Other factors include: Age, skin type, gender, medications etc. with the five most common cancers among men generally are Prostate, Lung, Colorectal, Bladder, and Melanoma.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Lung Cancer is the number one killer among cancers with symptoms such as shortness of breath, noisy breathing, persistent coughing, wheezing, coughing up blood, chest pain, fever, and weight loss. Lung cancer is also considered the most preventable as smoking causes 90% of all lung cancers.

Prostate cancer is the No. 1 cancer risk for men as it is the most common cancer among men because it occurs with aging. It is the second cancer killer (behind lung cancer) as it affects the prostate gland however, it is rarely seen in men younger than 50 years of age. Prostate cancer often occurs without any symptoms, but symptoms are more likely if the disease is advanced, they include straining to pass urine, leaking urine, bloody urine, and bone pain. It is diagnosed with routine screening tests including a rectal examination to feel the prostate and a PSA (prostate specific antigen) blood test.

Colorectal basically known as colon and rectal is the third most common cancer in men. There are no symptoms in the early stages of colon and rectal cancers, thus the diagnosis is often made by routinely colonoscopy (screening of the stool) for what exactly? It’s to screen for blood that is not visible to the naked eye but can be found by testing the stool sample. Few symptoms which are a change in bowel habits, rectal bleeding, belly pain, weakness, and weight loss are observed as cancer progresses. Undergoing a routine screening can ultimately make Colon cancer nearly completely preventable with timely responses in the case of possible/early detection.

Bladder cancer is the fourth most common cancer in men. The most common symptom of bladder cancer is blood in your urine. Blood may change the color of your urine or show up as blood clots. Needing to urinate frequently and burning pain are other symptoms. However, there are no screening recommendations and surgery is the most common treatment. Additional treatments if warranted may include administering drugs directly into the bladder, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy.

Melanoma Skin Cancer also called Melanoma of the Skin is diagnosed in about 27 of every 100,000 men each year, the first symptom of melanoma might be a change in the size, shape, or colour of a mole or freckle. It’s found to occur in persons with a light complexion and lots of freckles and the best way to screen is by doing a complete skin self-exam every month. You should also let your doctor know about any sores on your skin that don’t heal and any new mole or lump and avoid long exposure to the sun or make use of sunscreens if it’s unavoidable.

TREATMENT:

Treatment depends on your age and how aggressive the cancer is, as major options include watching and waiting (which mean monitoring cancer but not starting treatment unless it progresses), radiation therapy (use of x-rays to kill cancer), chemotherapy (use of chemicals) and/or surgery (directly removing the tumour). Other treatment plan includes immunotherapy, targeted therapy or hormone therapy.

However, according to new findings, researchers discovered sub-types, that is, the same cancer type in one individual is very different from that cancer in another individual meaning that each requires a different treatment approach and a single generic method cannot be adopted to treat every individual irrespective they have the same type of cancer; that’s why it is highly recommended to always see your doctor when discussing treatment options.

REDUCING YOUR RISK

In as much factors such as age, race, family history, skin type, mutation at birth can’t be controlled, kindly note the most controllable and imminent factor in controlling cancer is one’s lifestyle. When properly managed it can give a great head start in the prevention and management of cancer. Develop a healthy lifestyle, make sure to get cancer screenings, exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet, maintain a healthy weight, don’t smoke, and avoid being a second smoker, protecting your skin from the sun and don’t have more than two alcoholic drinks a day. These will go a long way in reducing your risk for these common cancers.

Talk to us today about what additional prevention steps you could and should take and when you should schedule screenings. Our Team comprises of expert doctors and specialists available 24/7 to attend to your needs. Book an appointment here.

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5 HEALTH THREATS THAT CAN AFFECT YOU AS A MAN

Our bodies suffer through illnesses and accidents, some are unavoidable. Taking care of your body also includes scheduled maintenance and screening examinations to detect illnesses at an early stage, which increases the potential for cure and a return to health as discussed in one of our articles Regular Checkup. A healthy lifestyle is not just an absence of disease, but an opportunity to enjoy the years of life available to each person and learning to listen to the body’s warning signs and symptoms is the same as paying attention to check the engine light in your car, neither should be ignored but it’s not compulsory for things to get to this stage, so book an appointment today.

First of all most of the common diseases that affect men are potentially preventable, but one needs to know their enemy. Interestingly, the presence of some diseases increases the likelihood that another can manifest. In this article, we would only talk about the first health threat highlighting the rest which would be discussed in subsequent articles. You don’t want to miss out on the others which is why we’d love you to join our community, click here to subscribe for our newsletter to get notified on wellness articles, offers, and updates on our services; it takes less than 2 minutes to fill out, don’t worry I’ll wait

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According to the Centers for Disease Control (C.D.C), the following are the top disease that kills men are:

Heart/Cardiovascular disease

Heart/Cardiovascular disease is the fifth killer of both men and women in Nigeria. According to other statistical sources; men usually develop heart disease 10 to 15 years earlier than women, and men are more likely to die of it in the prime of life. (American Heart Association) and about a quarter of all heart-disease-related deaths occur in men ages 35 to 65. (CDC).

The heart is like any other muscle and part of the body requiring blood to supply oxygen and nutrients other than that it is one of the most important organs in the human body. The heart’s needs are provided by the coronary arteries, which starts at the base of the aorta, spreading across the surface of the heart.

However, the coronary arteries are at risk for narrowing as a result of Atherosclerosis which refers to the buildup of fats, cholesterol, and other substances in and on your artery walls causing deposits known as called plaques, which build up inside the artery. If the arteries narrow enough, optimum blood flow to the heart muscle may be slowed down, restricted, or the plaque can burst, triggering a blood clot. The slowing of blood flow to the heart causes Angina (pain/discomfort in the chest), Coronary artery disease and if left unattended can lead to irregular breathing and heartbeat rhythm, Stroke, Myocardial infarction (in case of the blood clot), sudden cardiac arrest, peripheral vascular disease and ultimately death.

General symptoms range from chest pressure and pain down the arm, back and to the jaw in some cases, shortness of breath, sweating, indigestion, nausea, and decreased ability to do routine activities.

Heart disease risk factors include smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, and family history. Family history can’t be controlled but other factors can make the risks minimized and properly managed.

A healthy diet does all the magic (well, most of it). Eating fresh, whole foods such as Fruits & Vegetables, Whole grains, Beans, Fish, Lean beef while avoiding frying, Low fat or fat-free dairy products without added sugar, Avocados, Good oil (Canola, safflower, etc). These food substances are low in fat, low in cholesterol, low in sodium, and high in fibre. They make a huge difference in lowering the risk of you getting a heart disease.

Staying fit and working out is another secret weapon in preventing heart disease, so what kind of workout is best for your heart? You guessed right, aerobics, a 30-minute walk or a 15 minutes jog a day can just do the trick till your body adapts to it whilst doing your heart so much good. However, for someone with an underlying heart condition or disease, aerobics, if done wrongly, can lead to exhaustion and unprecedented complications, kindly consult with a doctor or you could just book an appointment with one of our professionals to get you a workout plan tailored just for you.

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HAVING A HEALTHY LIVER

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Happy Hepatitis or Happy Liver Day, yay!!! and today being that we are going to be looking at some tips and certain food to promote a healthy liver and certain foods to also avoid…. Let’s get right into it:

The Liver is a key player in your body’s digestive process, it is a powerhouse, everything you eat or drink, including medicine, passes through it. It is about the size of a football and sits under your lower ribcage on the right side, performing a variety of essential tasks, ranging from the production of cholesterol and special proteins to help carry fats through the body, and producing bile to storing vitamins, minerals and even carbohydrates.

It also breaks down toxins like alcohol, medications and natural byproducts of metabolism, therefore keeping your liver in good shape is important, so it can do its job, maintaining proper health and wellness.

In caring for your liver there are certain food that should be reduced and certain lifestyle activities that should be limited, we will be highlighting some of these, and they include:

  • Alcohol
  • Added sugar
  • Fried foods
  • Salt
  • White bread, rice, and pasta
  • Red meat
  • Fast/Snack foods

Now we move on to certain food that are excellent for the liver:

  • Oatmeal
  • Coffee, it’s not know how it does it thing but research shows that it can lower your risk of getting liver disease
  • Green Tea
  • Water, there is this popular thing a friend always says to me, “Water therapy is the best” and honestly I can’t argue with this fact as water is not only essential for the liver but all parts of the human body and systems.
  • Vegetables
  • Nuts
  • Berries, blueberries to be exact
  • Herbs and spices
  • Supplements
  • Fatty Fish, fish rich in Omega 3

Bottom line is that, your liver is an important organ with many essential functions, therefore, it makes sense to do what you can to protect it.

Having routine checkups, regular exercises coupled with the foods listed above have demonstrated beneficial effects on the liver. These include lowering the risk of liver disease and cancer, raising antioxidant and detoxification enzyme levels and offering protection from harmful toxins.

At Men’s Wellness Circle we understand all these, that’s why we have made provisions through our Health and Medics services where you can book an appointment with one of our wellness consultants to discuss an existing body ailment or to just to run checkups; Likewise, fitting these foods as well as some supplements into your diet, is a natural and healthy way to keep your liver functioning at its best and through our Nutrition and dietetics service you can meet with one of our nutritionist who will guide you appropriately in setting up a proper diet plan fostering all round wellness in what you eat.

Finally another essential thing great to having a perfectly conditioned liver is engaging in regular exercises, regular daily exercises could be considered almost as potent as just drinking water duly; obesity and being overweight doesn’t just have the potential of only damaging the liver but rather negatively affecting other body components such as the circulatory system, respiratory system etc. that is why we recommend daily effective exercises and with our Fitness and weight loss service, not only will you get a proper workout program but you will be guided by the best instructors to having optimum weight and health.

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8 REASONS WHY YOU NEED A REGULAR CHECK-UP

When it comes to cars, you know when to change the oil, check the water’s level, have the front end aligned, checking the tires, etc. however, in as much as you may be as diligent about caring for your car, you might not be exactly giving your body similar level of attention as you might be thinking that you are and besides a car comes with an owner’s manual telling you when a service could be due, and we have to realize that we don’t come with a manual.

Back to the basics, what is a Regular Health checkup? Regular health checkups are tests and examinations carried out to help find problems before they get worse. They can help find problems early when your chances for treatment and cure are better. In going for a checkup, your doctor will talk with you about your medical history, your family’s history of the disease and your lifestyle, including your diet, weight, physical activity, and with getting the right health services, screenings, and treatments, you are taking steps that help your chances for living a longer, healthier life. Killing two birds with a stone right?

Below shows a list of examinations that should be considered with respect to the suggested age

Test and examinations suggested for men at their specific age

Keep in mind that the following schedule/recommendations may differ for men who have — or once had — significant medical problems, or have other factors that might increase risks.

IMPORTANCE OF A REGULAR CHECKUP ROUTINE

The benefits of regular check-ups are numerous. Here are some of the benefits you should not be missing out on:

  • Reduce your risk of getting sick
  • Early detection of potentially life-threatening health conditions or diseases.
  • Increase chances for treatment and cure
  • Limit the risk of complications by closely monitoring existing conditions
  • Increase lifespan and improve health
  • Reduce healthcare costs over time by avoiding costly medical services
  • Form a good partnership with the doctor so treatment can be more efficient
  • Get updated on new medical information or technologies that are available in the case of a serious ailment

Eating plenty of fruit and vegetables a day, exercising at least 30-45 mins, practicing good body and dental hygiene, proper hydration, use condoms for both birth control and to help reduce the spread of sexually transmitted diseases, engaging in fun and recreational activities with family and friends can immensely help you in attaining optimum wellness.

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Welcome to Men’s Wellness Circle blog. We are a community that was conceived to help men embrace holistic wellness. Research shows that 70% of men are less likely to seek medical attention compared to women.

At Men’s Wellness Circle, we have created a circle that focuses on not just your physical health, but your emotional health as well as mental health. Your all-round wellness is our priority. We are here to guide you on the journey to look good, feel good, and live well.