It’s Men’s Health Week, and we want to encourage all men to talk about how they are feeling. Too often, men feel like they can’t talk about their own health or emotions, and they battle on, ignoring the warning signs and hoping it will go away and they’ll feel better again. Here are seven health facts for men that you need to know!
1. Mental Health
Did you know that inactive men are 60% more likely to suffer from depression? That’s a really scary statistic. And it’s not just mental health – being active can also help reduce your risk of developing cardiovascular disease, obesity, type II diabetes, and various types of cancer. So if you’re not already active, now is the time to start!
Another important thing for men to remember is to get regular check-ups and screenings. This includes things like blood pressure checks, cholesterol tests, and prostate exams. These screenings can help catch problems early, when they’re most treatable. So don’t skip them!
It’s also important to eat healthy and to get enough sleep. Eating nutritious foods helps your body to function at its best, and getting enough sleep gives your body time to rest and repair. both of these things are crucial for overall health and well-being.
Finally, don’t forget to take care of your mental health. Talk to someone if you’re feeling down or struggling – there’s no shame in it, and it can make a big difference. You can also try relaxation techniques like yoga or meditation to help improve your mental state.
Men who sleep seven to eight hours a night have about 60% less risk of fatal heart attack than men who sleep fewer than six hours. So make sure you’re getting enough shut-eye! Researchers aren’t sure why getting less sleep is bad for your heart, but they do know that it disrupts underlying health issues and biological processes including glucose metabolism, blood pressure, and inflammation. The same may be said for oversleeping.
Those who drink no more than four to ten drinks each week have a decreased chance of getting type 2 diabetes. More over ten drinks each week nearly doubles your risk of type 2 diabetes.
Men who have 4 or more drinks a day are twice as likely to develop high blood pressure. Drinking can also increase your risk of developing certain cancers, such as mouth, throat, and liver cancer.
Men need their fruit and veggies too, so aim for 5-to-seven servings a day. It’s not as hard as it sounds – a serving of fruit is just one piece, or half a cup of chopped fruit, while a serving of vegetables is half a cup cooked or one cup raw. So try starting your day with a healthy smoothie packed full of fruits and veggies, add some chopped veggies to your lunchtime sandwich or wrap, and include a big portion of vegetables with your evening meal.
You’re not invincible. Men tend to think that they are invincible and that nothing can touch them. But the truth is, men are just as susceptible to health problems as women are. In fact, one in two men will die from a preventable disease before the age of 65. So, if you’re feeling unwell, don’t ignore it – make an appointment to see your doctor.
Your lifestyle choices matter. If you want to stay healthy, you need to make healthy lifestyle choices. That means eating a nutritious diet, exercising regularly, and getting enough sleep. It also means avoiding risky behaviors like smoking and excessive drinking. Making these changes can be tough, but your body will thank you for it in the long run.
Only 30% of a man’s overall health is determined by his genetics. 70% is controllable through lifestyle. This means that you have the power to make choices that will positively impact your health!
Some of the best things you can do for your health are: quit smoking, eat a healthy diet, exercise regularly, get enough sleep, and reduce stress. Additionally, it’s important to know your family history and to get regular check-ups and screenings. However, even if you’re doing everything “right,” sometimes things can still go wrong. That’s why it’s so important to be aware of the warning signs of some common men’s health issues, such as:
– Heart disease
– Substance abuse
If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, don’t ignore them – talk to your doctor. Your health is too important! For more information on Men’s Health Week, visit the website. And remember, if you’re feeling down or like you can’t cope, it’s OK to ask for help. You don’t have to go through this alone. Talk to a friend, family member, or professional for support.
Did you know that, on average, men live nine years in poor health? That’s right – nine years. And what’s even more shocking is that most of this poor health is preventable by making small lifestyle changes. So if you’re a man reading this, we urge you to take your health into your own hands and make some positive changes.