Men’s Health: How to Live a Happy and Healthy Lifestyle

On the wake of Father’s Day, it is as important as ever to remind men everywhere of the precautions they should take in order to ensure they remain healthy as they age. While men often hear from their wives, children, parents, and others about how to take care of themselves, sometimes it’s overlooked. Here are some basic tips on how men can stay as healthy as possible.

Exercise

Regular exercise is essential for everyone, including men. Even 20 minutes of cardio several times each week can help lower cholesterol, improve blood pressure, and is good for the brain. Exercise protects against disease in the long term as well, including diabetes, certain kinds of cancer, and heart disease.

Cancer Screening

Breast cancer is not just something women risk! While less common than colon cancer or prostate cancer, men can develop breast cancer as well. Screening for cancer should become semi-regular process for men once they turn 50. Approximately 11 percent of men will develop prostate cancer in their lifetime.

Healthy Eating

A well-balanced diet is critical to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Cutting back on red meat and processed foods is a start; eating more fruits and vegetables, reducing sodium intake and consuming whole grains is the key to a diet that will keep cholesterol and blood pressure low, keep the brain healthy, and generally improve health.

Following these tips will ensure that the men in our lives stay happy, healthy, and reduces the risk of diseases in the future.