4 Ways Men Can Improve Their Health
Now more than ever, there’s a focus on keeping our bodies as healthy as possible to prevent disease and live a long, happy life. For men, completing these four tasks regularly can help ensure a healthy lifestyle and prevent a medical emergency in some instances.
Keep reading to learn how you can live a healthier life:
1. Pay Attention to Your Diet
While it’s important for men and women alike to take in plenty of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients, eating the right foods can help men stay healthy and prevent lingering health concerns.
2. Exercise Regularly
Just like paying attention to your diet, regular physical activity can help prevent heart disease, cancer, stroke, and other emergent and chronic conditions in men.
In general, it’s recommended that men get at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity a week — or a combination of moderate and vigorous activity. You can spread out your workouts during the course of a week in whatever way you enjoy — don’t overexert yourself in one day. From weight lifting to swimming and hiking, there are plenty of physical activities that you can do to protect your health.
3. Know Your Family History
We aren’t talking about where your grandparents were from and where your dad went to college. If you have a family history of certain conditions, namely diabetes or heart disease, knowing this information can help save your life. Always share this medical history with your doctor, so they can advise you on lifestyle adjustments, monitor your levels, and create a treatment plan if necessary.
4. Visit the Doctor, Even if it Doesn’t Seem Urgent
Studies show that men are less likely to go to the doctor than women, leading to an increased amount of undiagnosed or untreated medical issues.
If something doesn’t seem right, always visit your doctor — especially if it’s something that could be a medical emergency.
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