Here’s the thing. The sooner you can start taking charge of your health, the better. You aren’t getting any younger, you know. It isn’t uncommon for men to avoid going to the doctor until they have no choice and that isn’t good for obvious reasons.
If you want to try keeping your body in tip-top shape, here are eight tips that you should really take to heart.
Drink Green Tea
Can you believe we started this list with drinking tea? Yep, we did that. Green tea is loaded with antioxidants that can help lower your risk of heart-disease and could even help prevent prostate cancer.
Add Variety to your Workouts
You might think you’re doing your body a lot of favors with that daily workout, but if you’re doing the same thing over and over, you’re not going to get the greatest results. Your body will adapt to that same workout. Your best bet is a mix of muscle training, stretching and aerobics.
Keep your Prostate in Check
Those darned prostrates. The older you get, the bigger your prostate gets and that can come with a myriad of problems. The biggest thing you want to avoid is developing prostate cancer. Aim for a low-fat healthy diet and contact your doctor if you start to notice that you’re having urinary problems.
Sleep is Important
If you’re not getting at least seven hours of sleep each night, try to make adjustments to make that happen. Put those energy drinks down! They aren’t good for you anyway.
You might be inclined to throw yourself into your job or love interest, but it is important to not forget yourself in the process. Try to do something just for yourself every day. This doesn’t have to be anything big. It can be as simple as reading a book your love or meditating. The important thing is that you’re doing at least one thing for yourself each day.
This one can be hard sometimes, but give it a try anyway if you aren’t already. Try to avoid processed foods and go for healthy meat, grains, vegetables and fruits instead. Drink plenty of fresh water in lieu of plenty of fresh beer. You know, the basics.
See a Doctor
A lot of people avoid going to the doctor if they otherwise feel ok, but this isn’t a good idea. There are many symptoms that a doctor might notice even if you don’t notice them yourself. These symptoms can be indicators of health issues that grow slowly over time that you otherwise might miss.
Get your Mental Health Checked
This is especially important if you have a family history of mental illness. Mental health can include things like substance abuse, bipolar disorder and feeling depressed. Some symptoms may include having trouble falling asleep or drinking too much. Whatever the case, it’s never a bad idea to consult with your doctor.