Men:Stay well and Be healthy

It is important for men to take better care of their health
It is important for men to take better care of their health | Source


Women are simply healthier than men. Men are ahead of women in all diseases except Alzheimer’s disease, which men simply don’t live long enough to develop.

There are six primary health risks for men aged 25-55. They are as follows:

1. Cardiovascular disease.

2. Lung cancer.

3. Prostate cancer.

4. Depression and suicide.

5. Diabetes.

6. Erectile dysfunction.

Prevention of the above is a personal responsibility for each individual man. It is an established fact that women consult a doctor for annual examinations and preventive services far more frequently than men. Men are likely to have a serious condition when they do so instead of going for annual check-ups.

Having an annual check-up and thinking in terms of prevention rather than cure is basic to maintaining good health. After all, it is likely that you get your car checked regularly so why not have the same attitude to your body? It makes perfect sense to do so.

There are three main areas in which you can improve your health starting from now.

1. Exercise.

2. Nutrition.

3. Rest.

Exercise has positive implications for all areas of health but is specifically relevant in the prevention of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and depression/suicide. Men have to work harder than women to reduce their risk for heart attack and stroke, which are the two main causes of death worldwide in both men and women. Exercise and a healthy diet can prevent acquired diabetes. Unhealthy stress levels, a contributing factor in depression and suicide, can be improved by taking more exercise which is good for the body as well as the mind.

Nutrition contributes to all areas of men’s health specified above. It is an important factor in cardiovascular disease in terms of maintaining healthy cholesterol levels. It is also particularly relevant in the prevention of acquired diabetes in two ways-reducing high sugar levels and preventing obesity.

Rest is important for reducing stress levels and general well-being. It is associated with exercise because physical activity promotes better rest and sleep patterns.

Start off by a visit to the doctor for the first of your annual check-ups. Begin taking more exercise as well, for example, walking sometimes instead of using the car. Become aware of your diet and try to eliminate some unhealthy food from it. Get better quality rest which will happen automatically if you take more exercise.

In conclusion, don’t forget to make an appointment with your doctor for your annual check-up. If you get your car maintained regularly why don’t you do the same for yourself? After all, a car can be replaced but you can’t.




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Taleb80 5 years ago

Kate Mc Bride

Welcome in Hubpages

It is correct "a car can be replaced but you can’t."

Thank you for this informative hub.

I voted "Awesome"

Thanks for sharing us.


Hugues 4 years ago

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fiftyish 4 years ago from UK & South East Asian Region

Nice short, sharp blog highlighting some very good points Kate.

I know generally speaking that quite a lot of middle-aged guys tend to let themselves go a bit as they age, usually by indulging in all the wrong things.

But I don't think that women are necessarily much better at taking care of themselves than men, at least not in my neck of the woods.

Exercise, nutrition, and rest are things that a lot of people lack, whatever their gender.

Research has shown that women in developed nations live longer than men for a reason. Apparently, they don't suffer killer diseases such as stroke and heart attack, for up to 10 years later than their male counterparts.

But this 'extra life' is not to do with women being fitter, stronger, and healthier, but more to do with being relatively iron-deficient when compared to men. But hey, that's probably something for a whole new hub ;-)

Perhaps your Hub headline would read better as People Take Care of your Health, or at least write another for the ladies ;-)

Let's not forget too, that living longer often means being sicker longer for, especially for those unfortunates that have neglected their body, or fallen sick through rotten luck.

There are 2 types of life, one is existing, and the other is living, and if someone told me i can live to be 100 years old, but would be sick for the final 20 years, then I'd probably say thanks, but no thanks, and opt for lights out at 80 ;-)

I think that my generation, and the one following it, could all do with a swift kick up the jacksy though when it comes to lifestyle choices, especially now that overeating kills more people globally than starvation according to the World Health Organisation.

Andy Aitch

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