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Harmony Healthcare Orlando is a clinic that provides HIV and STI testing and treatment. Our goal is to provide our patients with the resources they need to take charge of their health.
The beginning of a new year often makes people think about the changes that they want to make or new habits that they want to start. The medical providers at Harmony Healthcare Orlando are always here to support you in your endeavors to care for yourself and your health.
Being physically active doesn’t have to be a sweaty workout at the gym, it can be accomplished in a variety of ways – and there are so many health benefits to each of them. If you are able, daily movement can be something as simple as taking a walk or stretching before you go to sleep at night.
Some of the benefits of moving your body include better sleep quality, increased joint health, and strengthened muscles and bones. Movement also releases endorphins that relieve stress and help you relax.
If you’re looking for ways to add some more easy movement into your daily life, here are a few ideas:
- Take a walk instead of sitting while you are talking on the phone
- Stretch while you are watching TV
- Find local fitness classes that meet your activity level
- Plan hikes with your friends
Activity and movement should not be something that causes you to stress or you feel forced to do, so find something that you enjoy and incorporate that into your routine.
Your Mental Health
Have you checked in on your mental health lately? Some people may feel that their mental health doesn’t take priority when in reality, it has the potential to affect every aspect of your life. Let 2022 be the year that you take advantage of the services available to you to care for yourself mentally.
These steps may include finding the right therapist or starting a medication that can help. Problems that you may be having with your mental health are not things that can just be ‘powered through’ and forgotten about. Connect with your medical provider to discuss the options available to you.
Everyone deserves to eat balanced, nutritious and filling meals that they enjoy. If you are trying to add a wider range of foods to your daily menu, you will want to make it as simple as possible. This could mean finding new recipes online that taste good and help you enjoy a greater variety of food options.
Eating a balanced meal doesn’t mean you have to go buy the most expensive choices out there. Frozen and canned fruits and vegetables often have very similar nutritional value to fresh options at an affordable price point – and they are usually easier to prepare!
If you need some help with groceries right now, there are a lot of community programs that our team at Harmony Healthcare Orlando can connect you with to make sure that you are feeding yourself and your family.
Maintaining your sexual health is an important part of caring for your body. Many people treat sexual health as an afterthought, when it actually plays a very big role in your overall health. Scheduling regular appointments with your medical provider, talking to them about your specific needs, getting tested for HIV and STIs, and using protection like condoms are all excellent ways to improve your sexual health.
At Harmony Healthcare Orlando, we offer treatment and testing options, free condoms, and other services to our patients at no cost to them. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help make 2022 your best year yet.