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A majority of Australians say stress is affecting their mental health, while there’s a widening wellbeing gap between the sexes, a new mental health report says.
The Australian Psychological Society’s survey of stress and wellbeing also found 2014 was a tough year for women, with many reporting significantly higher levels of stress in their day-to-day lives.
More than 70 per cent of Australians reported their current stress levels had an impact on their physical health.
But worryingly, 64 per cent reported current stress levels had an impact on their mental health.
“Stress can have an extremely detrimental effect on a person’s mental and physical health,” APS executive director Professor Lyn Littlefield said.
“It’s important to first identify the cause of stress to work towards avoiding the source, or adopting stress management behaviours.
“Different people are affected by different things, but it is interesting to see the varying impact family and personal financial issues have on stress levels for men and women.”
More than half (53 per cent) of Australian women said personal financial issues as a major source of stress, compared to just 44 per cent of men.
Correspondingly, more than half (52 per cent) of all women reported family issues as a major source of stress compared to just 38 per cent of men.
Women also reported a greater impact of stress on their health: more women (21 per cent) than men (13 per cent) said that stress was strongly affecting their physical health and more women (23 per cent) than men (14 per cent) reported that stress was strongly affecting their mental health.
Australians aged 66 and over continued to report significantly higher levels of wellbeing compared with other Australians.
Young adults (18-35) reported the highest levels of depression and anxiety symptoms.
The report was released on Sunday to mark the start of National Psychology Week, which runs until November 15.
If you’ve ever been in bed with a man and had him close his eyes and seem to “go
somewhere else” you have to go watch this video right away . . .
This short little video reveals the truth about what men are thinking about when they’re
in bed with a woman (when they SHOULD be focused 100% mind, body and soul on you) . . .
And teaches you EXACTLY what to say and do to get him to SNAP back to you like a rubber band . . . look you right in the eye . . . and feel an incredible level of connection he’s simply never thought was possible before . . .
Wishing you the sensational sexlife that you deserve.
You’ll learn more about the erotic imagination of men in the few minutes it takes you
to watch this video than you would in a lifetime on your own . . .
Are YOU Frustrated by the amount of times have you tried to quit smoking?Are YOU Sick of feeling sick and worried about your health?
Quitting smoking is hard. It is reported that ninety-five percent of those who try to stop smoking, relapse within one year.
Ecigs is a great technique for quitting smoking and staying quit!
Ecigs can give you a smooth “detox” experience.
You’ll feel :
- Energised as you begin to feel the health benefits.
- In control of your choices and behaviours .
- Free to enjoy a healthy life.
Imagine how you will feel when your smoking habit is a thing of the past!
You have nothing to lose and so much to gain!THERE ARE SO MANY BENEFITS OF STOPPING SMOKING INCLUDING:
LOOK YOUNGER – FEEL YOUNGER
Smokers tend to have thinner skin and more wrinkles than non-smokers. This is because smoking reduces the blood supply to the skin and lowers levels of vitamin A.
Quitting enables your skin to immediately begin to rejuvenate – meaning you’ll look younger, and feel younger too!
IMPROVE YOUR MENTAL HEALTH
Smoking Cessation Linked With Multiple Mental Health Benefits, Study Finds
Psychiatric News Alert, March 24th, 2014
SMELL GOOD AND TASTE GOOD
One of the most common reasons smokers give for deciding to quit smoking is wanting to get rid of the odor of stale cigarette smoke on their breath and clothes. Many smokers tell us they hate the dirty nature of smoking, even while still enjoying cigarettes. They say that it annoys them – the way their clothes, hair and skin, house and car smell of stale and acrid smoke.
Quitting gives you the chance to break free from all of this negativity. Your teeth can be white again, your skin free of nicotine stains, you’ll smell and feel fresher and cleaner, and so will your house and car.
ECIGS MAKE STOP SMOKING PERMANENTLY SO MUCH EASIER!
Global cigarette companies have acknowledged that ecigs are an innovative technological game-changer and major players like Phillip Morris, the makers of Marlboro cigarettes, recently bought into the U.K’s biggest makers of ECigarettes to secure their piece of the action as cigarette smoking transitions to electronic cigarette or `vaping’.
Important note! Ecig users need to be careful to buy only safe products!
Logic Ecigs are the non nicotine, none tobacco ecigs that you can’t tamper with or refill.
Banning dangerous ecigs and the ones deliberately designed to attract the youth market like the bubblegum flavored ecigs is important.
The ecigs currently available at petrol stations, convenience stores and other retail outlets are nicotine and tobacco free and can’t be refilled. But over the internet, there are far more dangerous options.
If you Google ecigs, your screen is flooded with a vast array of devices.
The most hazardous include personal vaporizers or PV’s that allow users to remove and refill the e-juice compartment with whatever concoction they want.
More adventurous people are using pure nicotine and other dangerous drugs, putting themselves at risk of poisoning and even death.
SMOKE-FREE workplaces and a non-smoking spouse are the keys to success in quitting smoking, finds a study in the 2007 issue of the American Journal of Public Health.
They found that the social environmental factors were more important than the smoker’s own behaviours and beliefs when it came to staying away from cigarettes.
What is the cost to employers for NOT helping the employees?
What is the cost to the employer for lost time, health issues and absenteeism?
Many companies could have quit smoking programs which workers do in house.
As incentive they could offer free ECIGS for a week. ECIG smokers could “vapour” outside the building. BUT Cigarette smokers would have to smoke a block away!
ECIGS SOOTH THROUGH RITUAL WITHOUT THE TOXINS OF SMOKING
Many rituals are associated with smoking -You carry the pack of cigarettes, open the pack,
extract a cigarette, hold and light the cigarette, inhale and exhale the smoke, and put out the cigarette the same way thousands of times a year!
With Ecigs, you keep the rituals -you get the taste, the satisfying inhale, the comfort of something in your hand, the hand to face movement, the tension release of exhaling, and the plume of steam. There’s no second hand smoke, no butts and best of all, you are not subjecting your body to the thousands of harmful chemicals, 60 of which are known carcinogens, that you do when you smoke a traditional cigarette.
Ecigs provide the rituals without the toxins. It allows quitters to stay in in their comfort zone without exposing them to the serious health risks, social stigma and economic drain.
‘Parties, pubs and other social situations also test the will of quitters and being able to pull an Ecig out of your pocket, have a few puffs and put it back can usually satisfy the craving.’
There is something very special about fire and smoke. Campers gather around a campfire to share songs, stories, and fellowship; families come together to sit in front of the fireplace on cold winter evenings; smokers huddle together to smoke their poisonous cigarettes.
Ecigs allow ex-cigarette smokers to huddle together and enjoy the ritual without the poison!
Here’s What One Motivated Potential Non-smoker Said after Trying Logic Ecigs:
As a smoker for over 15 years I understand the cravings all too well. I also know that in this day and age, being a smoker is definitely not cool. The constant harassment from family and friends to quit, fewer and fewer places to smoke, the huge stretch on your budget, not to mention all the health risks concerned.
It’s for this reason that smokers everywhere are looking for alternatives, or, an EASY way to quit. I am in a fortunate position. In my heart I know I’m ready to once more attempt to quit.
That’s the bottom line really… are you ready?
To tackle this monumental task most people will need help -anything to take the edge off and help us make better decisions. After using Logic Ecigs for the last few days I can definitely see the power of this device.
I believe that combined with an active lifestyle, and with fresh ideas to fill any idol moments, Ecigs could well be the future for quitters everywhere.