SOMETIMES mens’ health regimes can get overlooked. But staying well and healthy matters to everyone. Here we look at some top tips for men to get and remain healthy.
- Ensure you get routine health checkups, screenings. Going to your doctor or nurse for a regular checkup could save your life. By keeping up to date with these appointments, your health care provider can make sure you stay up-to-date with injections and preventive health screenings. The medical team should check your Body mass index (BMI). Your cholesterol, Blood pressure, Blood sugar levels and will also check for any early indications of cancer and other diseases. Remember, your Doctor may not always give you the answer you want to hear, but nobody died from a diagnosis.
- Eating a diet that’s low in fat (less than seven per cent of calories should come from saturated fats), cholesterol, and salt, and packed with fresh fruits and vegetables whole grains, nuts and fibre can help improve your health, and help to prevent heart disease, diabetes and certain cancers.
- Try to get 30 minutes of moderate physical activity on most days of the week. Taking a walk, jogging cycling or swimming. Start slowly and gradually build up. Even if you are bust, Research shows that even short bursts of physical activity—as few as 10 minutes of intense activity several times a day—can help men improve your health.
- It’s important to maintain a healthy weight. Excess weight, especially around the waist, can be hard on your body. Carrying too much body fat forces your heart to work harder and increases your chances of heart disease and stroke. It also has been determined as one of the major causes of cancer and that extra weight can also affect your lower joints.
- If you drink alcohol, limit your consumption to no more than two drinks per day.
- Tobacco smoke contains more than 4,000 chemicals and is a known cause of cancer. Smoking also increases the likelihood of high blood pressure, heart disease, lung problems and other health problems. Give it up.
- Did you know men are four times more likely to commit suicide than women, which is thought to be due to under-diagnosed depression? If you feel anxiety, nervousness or any other symptom of depression, please do not ignore the symptoms, get help.