Men’s health is an area that has received special attention lately because women and men have different bodily functions. Hence, there are certain specific precautions men must take in order to stay healthy. Here are 10 things men need to do to stay fit longer.
1. Eat homemade food:
Packaged and processed foods are full of preservatives, which only means unhealthy. Not only that, they can be detrimental to health in the long run and, frankly, have no nutritional benefits. Instead, opt for homemade fresh foods that are balanced so that you get enough nutrients to automatically make you healthy and boost your immunity. Use fresh foods, grains, vegetables, meats, and high fiber foods for a balanced diet.
When shopping for groceries, stick to the aisle that sells fresh groceries and avoid packaged foods to maintain a healthy diet.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in men, especially in the United States, who require treatment from a young age. Regular exercise is the best way to prevent heart disease and keep your heart strong. Your diet also determines the health of your heart. Exercising regularly with a gym membership will also help improve your mood. Men are more prone to depression than women, as 40% of them fail to convey what they feel to others, as society has called a sign of weakness over the years. Exercising helps release endorphins, also known as happiness hormones, which help fight stress.
Try to exercise 150 minutes each week to lead a healthy and active lifestyle.
3. Food supplements:
If you have a balanced diet, you will get most of the nutrients. However, if you add some nutritional supplements like multivitamins or fish oil capsules with omega-3 fatty acids, you will benefit. A balanced diet may still lack some nutrients and the type of preparation can kill important nutrients. These supplements make up for the loss in value in your meals. Do not add these supplements without consulting a doctor.
5. Maintaining a healthy waist size:
Men are more prone to cardiovascular disease, mainly due to the extra fat they store over their waistlines. This leads to an increased risk of developing obesity-related diseases such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke. The best way to lose belly fat is to cut calories from your diet and regular exercise.
5. Protect your skin:
Skin cancer is not just restricted to men, women take great care to protect their skin and apply UV protection creams that will help them avoid developing this condition. Men, on the other hand, are not as careful when using skin care products. They also tend to go out more bare than women in the hot sun; therefore the risk is higher. To reduce the risk, do not spend a lot of time in the sun, be in the shade. Cover your body with protective cloths and apply sunscreen with a sun protection factor greater than 30 to the exposed skin. Reapply the sunscreen every two hours if you sweat frequently. Also, do a frequent skin check to see if they are unusual moles or if the skin has changed in color and texture. You can do it at home, but it is better to ask your partner to do it for a better view. Also visit a dermatologist annually for a full-body skin check.
6. Visit your doctor:
It is known that men avoid visits to the doctor as much as possible. They are also known to ignore mild symptoms until they get worse. Perhaps this is why women live longer because they are careful not to ignore physical signs.
Why wait for symptoms to develop when you can avoid illness much sooner? Schedule an annual checkup with your doctor to monitor your cholesterol, blood sugar, weight, kidney function, liver function, and various other parameters that will determine how healthy you are. This will help you control your lifestyle and guide you into making healthy choices.
7. Have a dental examination carried out:
Not just a physical exam, but a dental exam every six months. Dental problems are expensive to treat and also painful. Check the condition of your teeth regularly and have your teeth cleaned every six months to avoid major complications and interventions.
8. Have prostate checked:
Prostate cancer is a very common cancer that is diagnosed in American men and needs treatment as soon as possible. If you have problems urinating, such as: For example, if you notice pain or blood in your urine, it could be an early sign of prostate cancer. Don’t ignore it; Instead, have it examined. Follow doctor directed protocol because if you don’t do this sooner it can be fatal.
9. Have your colon checked:
Colon cancer is widespread and is recognized as the second leading cause of death in the United States. Better to start screening in your late 40s to see if your colon is growing cancerous. They can also control polyps, which are a non-cancerous growth that doesn’t require immediate surgery. Still, they need to monitor it regularly as it may develop into cancer at a later date. Ask your doctor about the frequency with which you should have a colonoscopy.
10. Take care of mental health:
Not only physical health but also mental wellbeing is a much debated issue these days, and people are realizing the seriousness of this issue. Men also tend to suffer from mental health problems, but most do not speak up. When you are under a lot of stress, use it tactfully so it doesn’t lead to anxiety or depression. If you’ve already faced depression, get help by talking to your close family or friend. To begin with, address the mental health problem and don’t let it grow.
Follow all of the tips above to live a physically and mentally fit life. If you follow a healthy lifestyle, you will live healthier lives longer.
This content is provided to you by Narendra Sharma.