How can a man live a healthy lifestyle?

We know that “Health is wealth” but when you have a busy routine and you are not facing any health issues, it is easy to ignore the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. You end up eating a lot of junk food and postponing your plans to start a regular exercise routine.

 

If it sounds familiar, you need to stop and rethink your routine. You cannot afford to be passive about your health in your young life. It is important to take a proactive approach for a healthy lifestyle.

 

Following tips can help …

 

Regular Checkups:

Schedule yearly appointments with your doctor and be punctual in these checkups. You shouldn’t let complacency have an impact on your health as men are notorious for steering clear of the way of going to the doctor.  This may explain why women tend to live longer. Let’s face it, your doctor can analyze your medical condition and recommend certain changes to your lifestyle for your betterment, in a more efficient way than you can. You may reduce the chances of gaining excess weight, having high blood pressure and high blood cholesterol by getting and working on the advice given by the doctor.

 

Eating Right:

Moderately active males require more calories throughout the day than females, with the recommended calorie number being between 2,000 and 3,000. Excess sugar, salt, unhealthy fats, artificial additives, and calories are found in packaged and unprocessed food. Good health requires you to eat more organic (natural) food like fruits, vegetables as well as whole grains daily. You should also avoid meat and focus on foods with unsaturated heart-healthy fats like olive oil, canola oil, nuts, seeds, and avocados. Excessive meat eating is also linked to heart disease and colorectal and prostate cancers in men.

 

Get Moving:

Heart disease is the number one cause of death in men. Regular exercise is one of the top ways that can help prevent heart disease and improve and maintain your overall physical and mental health. Mark from MR ALPHA shares the advantages of weight training … “Being active strengthens your heart, lungs, bones, and muscles. It gives you more energy and strength. Be active for at least 2 ½ hour daily. Make time for at least 2 sessions of muscle-strengthening activities in a week. Activities may include weight lifting, rock climbing, and yoga”.

 

These activities can greatly help you develop stronger muscles.

 

Looking Out for You:

You start taking steps for your protection and well-being, as there are people at home waiting for your safe return. Start wearing helmets or seat-belts during your commute. Apply sunscreen, insect-repellant, wash hands as many times as you can during the day. Avoid smoking as well as parallel smoking.

 

Manage Stress:

Stress has become a major modern-day factor affecting men’s health. The emotional strain and tension are majorly linked to heart disease, high blood pressure, migraine headaches, cancer, back pain, diabetes and weakened immune system response to disease. Stress can be dealt with by exercising regularly, eating and sleeping well, meditating for at least 15 to 20 minutes in a day, staying positive by being self-content with your life condition and status, balancing your work and family life or if all fails, get help or counseling from professionals. Studies have shown that having a pet can help to lower stress levels, as they never judge you and are usually always happy to see you. They bring a sense of joy and relaxation into your life.

 

Making Time for You:

It is very important to have time in solitude to think and do the things you love and make you happy. It could be watching a movie, an episode of Friends, reading a book or listening to some music. Quality time to yourself will help you to get together your thoughts and give you a sense of direction, hope, and peace.

 

Taking Proper Rest:

The smallest problems can seem like the end of the world when we are tired, making us irritable and take poor decisions. No stimulant or any amount of caffeine can take the place of proper rest. It is very crucial to get enough sleep. On average, most adults need seven to eight hours of sleep each night to feel alert and well-rested. Many men do not get this much sleep regularly. As a result, they are not able to function at a maximum level of energy and concentration.