Men these days have to be especially careful and on the lookout to maintain their health due to environmental factors, stress and anxiety, and the pressures that modern society places on the male image. In addition, there are temptations for eating bad foods and living a sedentary lifestyle that can set any man back.
Because of these risks, I have developed a list of the 5 top health tips for men to follow and adhere to in order to maintain optimal health and optimal healthy conditions. Follow these rules in general if you are a man looking to take care of your body and focus on your health for the years to come.
1. Keep sleep as a top priority
If you want to improve your levels of stress (lower them) and your hormonal levels of testosterone and growth hormone (raise them), you will want to get at least 8 hours of sleep each night: especially if you are exercising. Keep your body rested and recovered by getting the adequate level of sleep each night.
2. Stay sexually healthy and active
Staying primed and ready for sex by avoiding alcohol, smoking cigarettes, and getting too little sleep is like Viagra without a prescription these days. Staying active, actively resting, and eating right are some of the top ways to maintain healthy in the department downstairs if you are a man.
3. Eat the right foods
The proper nutrition is one of the most important things to maintain optimal health. Keeping the focus on getting the proper amounts of micro nutrients (vitamins and minerals) and macro nutrients (proteins, fats, and carbs) is important for the best levels of energy, performance, and body composition.
4. Get the right amount of exercise
If you want to keep the body guessing and growing, give it the right amount of exercise and very your workouts up to make sure your body is thrown off and constantly learning and burning. Getting the right amounts of cardio and weight training and changing up your workout habits and sets can keep the body primed and in tip-top shape.
5. Go to the doctor and listen to your doctor
Not only should you see your doctor once a year for a routine preventative physical to check things such as prostate health, blood pressure, blood sugar, etc...but you should actually listen to the advice your doctor gives you. Do not lie to your doctor, do not hide things from your doctor, and do not ignore your doctor. Sometimes, men like to do one or all of these three things: and that spells out a recipe for disaster. See your doc and actually listen as well!
That rounds out the list of the top 5 health tips for men to pay attention to in order to stay in the best healthy condition as possible. Because there are so many factors going against a man's health these days, it is important to be aware of physical condition and listen to the body.
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