What Every Man Needs To Know To Stay Healthy
In this fast-paced world, who has time to worry about health? The demands of life squeeze every inch of our time, making it seem impossible for there to be room for anything else. However, if time were of the essence, skirting costly and time-consuming health issues would be a priority. Thus understanding what you need to know to stay healthy is worth taking the time to find out about.
Some quick guidelines include:
- Eat foods with high fiber, low saturated fat and sugar.
- Incorporate fruits and vegetables whenever possible.
- Include daily vitamins and supplements.
- Exercise regularly.
- Schedule routine physical examinations.
- Balance work and social activities.
- Identify and eliminate unhealthy lifestyle habits.
Up to 20 Years
Fortifying a healthy body early in life, lays the groundwork for a healthier existence for the years to come. Nutrition and exercise that supports healthy muscle and bone development are critical to this age group.
Boys should be regularly engaging in cardiovascular activities while avoiding a poor modern diet, which strips the food of vital nutrients. A good supplement such as a multivitamin can safeguard against deficiencies and support growth needs.
- Yearly eye and dental examinations
- Testicular exams (age 15)
- Routine electrocardiograms (age 18)
- Monthly self-melanoma exams (age 18)
Appropriate education on high-risk social behaviors including alcohol, cigarettes, drugs and sex education greatly reduces future addictions and health problems.
The early adoption of healthy habits is the key to a healthier future.
20 to 40 Years
Building on previous year’s good health practices, this age group needs to develop resistance to stress and other increasing health risks.
As time now becomes a factor, fast food often becomes the diet of choice. Taking supplements and vitamins counteract the impact of an unhealthy diet and assist in reducing the associated health risks.
The immune system is stretched and can be supported through an applicable vitamin and herbal plan, which reduces illness and increases energy.
Men should avoid any substances that have an adverse affect on their health, mental state or relationships such as caffeine, cigarettes and alcohol. Avoidance or a moderate intake is advisable.
Men in this age group are highly susceptible to heart disease, strokes and various health issues. Should health issues such as anxiety, headaches, insomnia and heart palpitations persist, a physician should be sort.
- Annual blood pressure test (age 21)
- Cholesterol test (age 35) – every five years
40 Years +
Ensuring regular testing is undertaken including cholesterol and blood pressure will ensure any preventable sick or illnesses are diagnosed early. Vitamins and mineral supplements are critical in supporting good health and increasing longevity. A healthy diet and moderate exercise remain vital.
Men should undertake examinations (age 50) for two high health risks (colorectal and prostate cancer):
- Colorectal exam (1-10 years)
- Annual PSA blood test
- Digital rectal exam
Developing good habits including a diet of healthy foods, vitamin supplements, exercises and age appropriate physical exams are essential for every man. Bottom Line: Make time for the sake of your health.