Men:Stay well and Be healthy
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.
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.
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.