June is Men’s Health Month, to raise awareness about men’s health issues. Take the following proactive steps towards improving your overall well-being. Heart disease is cause of 2 out of 4 deaths for men annually.
- Regular Exercise: Engage in aerobic exercises like brisk walking, jogging, cycling, or swimming for at least 150 minutes per week.
- Healthy Diet: Follow a balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and healthy fats like olive oil and nuts. Limit the intake of saturated fats, trans fats, sugars and processed foods.
- QUIT SMOKING.
- Healthy Weight: Achieve and maintain a healthy body weight through a combination of regular physical activity and a nutritious diet. Excess weight increases the risk of heart disease.
- Manage Stress: Chronic stress contributes to heart disease.
- Limit Alcohol Consumption: Excessive alcohol intake can lead to high blood pressure, heart failure, and other cardiovascular problems. Limit is no more than two drinks per day.
- Control Blood Pressure: Monitor your blood pressure regularly to keep it within a healthy range through lifestyle changes, medication and stress management.
- Manage Cholesterol Levels: High cholesterol will lead to increased risk of heart disease. Regulate through diet and take medication, if prescribed.
- Get Enough Sleep: Establish a regular sleep routine to get 7-8 hours per night.
- Regular Health Check-ups: Visit your healthcare provider regularly for check-ups, blood tests, and screenings to monitor your health and identify any potential issues early on.
Practice in June. Repeat Monthly!