Did you know that from infancy to old age, women tend to be healthier than men? Part of it is biological but part of it is due to men’s more cavalier attitude towards health. According to webMD, men tend to avoid the doctor and are less likely to acknowledge any health challenges. Does it ring true with your other half?
Since June is Men’s Health Awareness Month, here are a half dozen tips to help them maintain good health:
Routine check–ups are important to monitor heart health
The top cause of death among adult men in the U.S. is cardiovascular disease. According to the American Health Association, an estimated 2.8 million men experience stroke each year and hypertension is common even in young men.1
Avoid exposure to secondhand smoke, air pollution and chemicals, as much as possible. According to the American Lung Association, more men are diagnosed with lung cancer each year, with smoking as the leading cause.
Imbibe in moderation, which means up to two drinks a day for men 65 and younger and one drink for those older. One drink is 12 fluid ounces of beer, five fluid ounces of wine or 1.5 fluid ounces of 80-proof liquor.2 Men experience higher rates of alcohol-related deaths and hospitalizations than women, according to the Center for Disease Control. Alcohol abuse increases the risk for mouth, throat, esophagus, liver and colon cancers. It also interferes with testicular function and hormone production.3 Instead hydrate your body with pure clean energizing water! Drink the adequate amount according to your body weight each day. A tip from Dr. Eva Moučková: make sure you drink 1L (minimum) before noon. And the rest of your daily intake in the afternoon. You will not have the need to wake up for wee in the middle of the night. Try it and comment below if it works for you.
Eat a healthy diet
Choose vegetables, fruits, whole grains, pulses, high-fiber foods and lean sources of protein, such as fish and free-range chicken. Limit foods high in saturated and trans fat, sodium and sugar. The high sugar of diabetes acts like a slow poison on blood vessels and nerves, with heart attacks, strokes, blindness, kidney failure and amputations being the fallout for thousands of men.4 For vegetarians – have fish twice a week! Fish is not meat, by the way! And it supports the body’s many physiological functions, mainly the brain. For vegans – make absolutely sure you have all the vitamins and minerals you need daily in the right ration from different sources. Otherwise you end up being malnourished. Many studies confirmed that.
Maintain a healthy weight
Overweight and obesity feed the diabetes epidemic and increase the risk of heart disease and various types of cancer. the medicine for that is sleep. More in a book by T.S. Wiley “Lights Out” . Or Why Sleep is your Superpower TED talk by Matt Walker. And of course, move your body regularly. Whether it is walking/cycling to work, run round the block where you live, yoga. You don’t have to have a membership but you have to be disciplined enough to exercise.
Use a moisturiser and a sunscreen
Men’s facial skin loses elasticity similarly to women’s. On the plus side, when men shave it’s like they are exfoliating their skin, so it’s a good idea to use a moisturiser and if you can with a sunscreen. You don’t have to if you take a key nutritional supplement that helps not only with skin elasticity but also to protect the skin (from the inside) against the sun. In regards to ski cancer: according to the Skin Cancer Foundation, men aged 50 and older are at the highest risk for developing skin cancer, more than twice as likely as women.5 This higher risk is attributed to more frequent sun exposure and fewer visits to the doctor.
My hubby’s secret
If you want to know what my husband uses, reach out to know his secret. ..ah and trust me, it’s not just his genes why he looks so good. These days you have to help it. He is not only using key nutritional supplements which help address the maintenance of his health from head to toe(!) but also he has the best sleep and drinks the best water day in and day out! Reach out to find out more!
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