When it comes about the health care, men behave like ostriches. They bury their heads in the sand. As compare to women men don’t pay attention to visit doctors regularly, take symptoms seriously and live a healthful lifestyle. It could be one of the reasons why women have a seven-year average survival advantage on men.
An easy way to start with, is to follow these basic steps to maintaining health and vitality.
Remove “White Foods” from your diet
White flour, sugar and other processed foods as they make vitamins and minerals inefficient. As a result, they shoot up blood sugar levels that cause weight gain, diabetes and contribute to other health problems. In spite of that, focus on eating fiber-rich fruits, vegetables, legumes and whole grains.
“An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” this saying is more correct than we thought. Eating habits does matter, five or more servings of fruits and vegetables a day and less saturated fat can help to improve your health and may reduce the risk of cancer and other chronic diseases. Have a balanced diet, and notice that how much you eat.
Maintain a Healthy Weight
Obesity is increasing in the United States day by day, and the outbreak may be getting worse. Overweight or obese people have increased risks for diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, chronic heart disease, and stroke. Eat safe, get regular exercise, and see a health care provider about any health concerns to make sure you are on the right track to staying healthy.
Weight training can also be included in your exercise routine. Aerobic exercises are good for cardiovascular system, but it’s not as effective as weight training in attacking the flab factor. Recent research has shown that as little as once-weekly resistance exercise can improve muscle strength. Join a gym or consult a weight trainer or ask an experienced friend to show you the ways.
Need of optimal weight
Recent statistics have shown that half of us are losing the battle of the bulge, but keeping a healthy weight is one of the best things you do yourself. You’ll look healthier, feel better and reduce your risk of heart disease, diabetes, and other major diseases. It is easier thing to say than done, but if you just follow the above mentioned steps, you’ll be able to do that.
Minimize alcohol intake
You’ve probably heard of the French Paradox and that drinking wine protects against heart disease. Repeated studies have shown that drinking reasonable amounts of alcohol (all kinds) protects not only against heart disease, but also lowers risk of death from all causes. Remember that moderation is the key. One to two drinks a day are protective, excess use of alcohol is devastating to health. And for some, one drink is too many according to their body need.
Protect Your Prostate
At the age of 40, the prostate gland may begin to growth spurt that result in symptoms such as frequent nighttime urination. The good thing is that this condition, known as benign prostatic hyperplasia, can be prohibited or reversed by taking extracts of two herbs: saw palmetto (Serenoa repens) and pygeum (Pygeum africanum). Studies have proven that these herbs improve urinary flow without adverse side-effects. Suggested doses are 160 to 320 milligrams of saw palmetto and 40 to 80 mg of pygeum daily.
Reduce Your Risk of Prostate Cancer
Researchers estimate that 80 % of all types of cancers can be prevented by obtaining healthy lifestyle. Avoid saturated and trans fats, which may raise the chance of prostate cancer, and add protective foods, such as soy, green tea and tomatoes, into your diet. Soy contains isoflavones which has anti-cancer characteristic. Green tea is rich in polyphenols that protects against the formation of cancer-causing compounds and block the growth of prostate cancer cells. Tomato products are an excellent source of lycopene, which is related to reduce risk of prostate cancer. In addition, add high doses of the antioxidant like selenium (200 micrograms) and vitamin E (800 IU), which have been proven to lower the risk of prostate cancer.
Maintain dynamic sexual function
Erectile dysfunction (impotence) mostly has a physical cause: You’re just getting lesser blood to the sexual organ than required to perform the function. To improve overall blood circulation, follow the diet, exercise and supplement recommendations above. If you’re taking some kind of medicines, review them with your physician, as many drugs can disturb erectile function and spoil libido. Smoking also drastically impairs erectile function. Several herbs have been discovered to improve sexual function. Ginkgo biloba increases blood circulation to the penis, and Panax ginseng, oats, horny goat weed, maca and seroctin improve libido.
Build Close Relationships
Another thing women appear to perform better than men is maintain close relationships. Make a point to strengthen ties with your family and friends. Volunteer work, religious ties, even pets–any social activity that keeps you involve with others–reduces stress and enhances health or vice versa.
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