Celebrated annually on November 19, International Men’s Day is acknowledged worldwide to specialize in the efforts towards the welfare of men by raising awareness of the problems men face and making a positive difference. It had been inaugurated in 1992 by Thomas Oaster, but rather than making it about celebrating gender, Dr Teelucksingh promoted International Men’s Day to reflect on issues affecting men worldwide. To celebrate this day and to keep the health and energy of men in fine fettle, here we jot down 5 health tips that you should definitely abide by.
Here are five health tips that every man must swear by:
- The righteous start of the day
Starting the day rightly sets the mood, health and energy for the rest of the day. Try to incorporate healthy and home-made detox drink to flush out all the toxins from the body and to feel happy and positive. Make time for exercising, mindfulness, and positive self-talk in your morning routine. Detach yourself from technology at least the first one hour of your day and try to drink at least 1 litre of water. Cinnamon water, warm lemon, honey lemonade, cumin concoction, turmeric concoction is all great to add in the morning routine.
Research suggests that regular exercising improves the overall health and well-being including heart health. A person should do 30-45 minutes of moderate physical activities to keep themselves fit and active. Exercises like swimming, jogging, yoga, dance workouts, meditation or power walking are good moderate activities that you can add in your routine. Exercise levels up “good” HDL cholesterol while helping you flush out “bad” LDL cholesterol from the body.
- Eat Healthily
Nutrition is the pillar of a healthy lifestyle. Make sure you include fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds; high-fibre foods like whole grains, lentils and legumes, an accurate dosage of protein in your daily diet to lower the risk of heart diseases. Cut down all processed foods and beverages in order to prevent any health ailments.
- Get Adequate Sleep
Many pieces of research have shown insufficient sleep increases the risk of developing cancer and with the time it also increases the risk of other health complications. Sleep deprivation initiates a higher risk of various cardiovascular diseases—regardless of weight, age, history of smoking and exercise habits. A person should have at least 7 to 9 hours of sleep for a healthy body.
- Quit Smoking
Various researches show that chewing tobacco, consumption of cigarette or alcohol can damage a person’s life severely by causing high blood pressure, lung cancer, heart diseases and many more. Quitting smoking and alcohol will not only take you away from health complications but also amp up your energy levels while enabling you to lead a better quality of life.
Over to you:
Prevention is always better than cure! Add these above-written pointers in your lifestyle to keep yourself hale and hearty while decreasing the risk of various health complications.