Top Tips for Men to Stay Physically and Emotionally Fit

Physically and Emotionally Fit MenMaking some important decisions and lifestyle changes can help every man stay healthy. Here are some key practices that can rejuvenate your life:

  • Control your weight: Excessive weight can lead to obesity and other illnesses. So, make an effort to stay healthy by staying within your ideal weight.
  • Quit smoking: Smoking is estimated to kill 400,000 Americans every year. Quitting will reduce your risk of developing many chronic disorders, including the buildup of fatty substances in the arteries which can cause coronary heart disease and stroke.
  • Drink alcohol in moderation: Excessive drinking is a major cause of both physical disease and social tragedy. Approximately 10 percent of people who start drinking socially will become alcoholics. So keep an eye on your drinking habit and make a resolution to drink only in moderation.
  • Exercise regularly: Regular exercise keeps you fit physically and comes with emotional benefits, too. In addition to raising your general mood and reducing the risk for depression, working out eliminates the risk of several medical conditions.
  • Follow a healthy diet: Eat a healthy and balanced diet to complement your regular workout. Include more good fats and good carbs in your diet.
  • Get your regular cholesterol and blood pressure tests: These are two commonly occurring health conditions among men. Getting timely check-ups is crucial for early detection and treatment to stay healthy.
  • Have regular glaucoma screenings: Glaucoma is a major cause of blindness that doesn’t produce visual symptoms and its occurrence is not so rare. So getting regular check ups will help you to identify its occurrence before it causes serious damage. The glaucoma screening also helps to identify other eye problems such as macular degeneration.
  • Get tested if you have hearing loss: Hearing loss could be age-related or noise induced. If you think you might need a hearing aid, get your hearing checked by a certified audiologist. Don’t shy away from wearing a hearing aid if you need it.
  • Use sunscreen of at least 15 SPF: Skin cancer is one of the most common cancers and prevention is the best tool. Apply sunscreen of at least 15 SPF whenever you go out.
  • Find time to relax: Set aside some time to relax every day. Hobbies can improve mood and calm your mind. Activities like yoga and meditation can reduce stress.
  • Get enough sleep: Get at least 7 hours of good night’s sleep to stay healthy and rejuvenate for the next day.