As a note, we are not currently accepting new patients at this time.

The masks are coming off, the sun is coming out!

As covid restrictions roll back and the weather heats up, the following four tips will help you find inner calm and boost your mental health this upcoming memorial day weekend. After a long and rainy winter, many people may feel Vitamin D deficient. Lack of this sunshine vitamin may lead to depression, anxiety, fatigue, and muscle pain. Our first tip (according to U.S. News & World Report) is to remember to balance skin protection with sun exposure. Experts suggest you only need 10-15 minutes of sun exposure (for Vitamin D purposes) and then remember to cover up!

As more opportunities become available with nicer weather and less covid closures, our second tip is to get outdoor exercise this weekend! Make time to take a bike ride, play tennis, or take the dog for a hike. Outdoor exercise couples the benefits of physical activity with spending time in nature. But even if you aren’t up for the exercise component, our third tip is spend time relaxing in a green space. Even if you are a city dweller, urban parks and gardens are a source of calm and joy. Exposure to nature improves sleeps, reinforces a sense of positive meaning, boosts attention, memory, and creativity. Now that the masks are coming off, the fourth and final tip for the holiday weekend is to remember to smile! Smiling releases endorphins, decreases stress, and boosts your mood.

Here at Repose, we wish you a safe and sun-filled memorial day weekend! Repose is Lake Oswego’s premier ketamine clinic, and we are here to help if you or someone you know is looking for relief from major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety and more. Repose is committed to providing the highest quality of compassionate and personalized care for every client to reclaim their life.

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