Contributed by Rachana Arya
Young men of today have proactively begun to prioritize a balanced lifestyle. They have realized the importance of maintaining their health and being fit and thus have become more conscious of what they consume. In the pursuit of all-rounded health and wellness, they have adopted a variety of practices, including avoiding junk food, exercising, and adopting a balanced diet.
Simple & Can Be Done by Others
Here are 5 specific habits of health-conscious men that you should consider adopting:
Socializing with friends and family
One thing you’ll note about health-conscious men is that they almost always maintain a state of positivity. What are their methods for accomplishing this? Health-conscious men are aware that healthy friendships are good for their physical and mental health and thus maintain an active social life. They know that social relationships can protect their physical health as effectively as quitting smoking. Hence, they take a step in the right direction by taking a break from their smartphone or tablets, laptops, and TV, and focus on forging new friendships as well as spending more time with family to elevate the impact of human touch.
Effective stress management
Many men identify themselves by their careers and are so engrossed in it that can easily lead to stress and anxiety. Over time, this can take a toll on their mental and physical health. Health-conscious males find safe ways to de-stress if they notice early signs of stress that include irritability, the tension in shoulders and neck, grinding of teeth, and/or clenching of fists.
Regular health check-ups
This is perhaps the most important habit of health-conscious men. They take their well-being very seriously and thus make a deliberate choice to be healthy. Even if they feel fine, they prioritize their health and make it a point to see their doctor on a regular basis in order to avoid future issues. There are many serious men’s health concerns, such as prostate cancer and low testosterone, colon cancer, and a variety of heart diseases, that can be prevented and treated if detected early.
Open conversations with health care providers
Whether it’s erectile dysfunction, a urinary infection, or a mental health problem, health-conscious men make clear and truthful contact with their doctors, even if they’re suffering from issues that might make them uncomfortable in sharing. They maintain an open line of communication pertinent ask questions about their physical, mental, or emotional health, to ensure that they fully comprehend the diagnosis, care, and recovery of any health issues.
Physical activity 1 hr/day
Another habit you will find in all health-conscious men is that they seem quite interested in some form of physical activity. They take charge of their health by incorporating some exercise into the daily routine. These activities can include brisk or power walks in the evening, jogging with a friend, riding a bike, or simply indulging in an intense workout at the gym. They take the stairs instead of the lift, walk/cycle to work instead of driving, and transform household tasks into workout sessions.
Remember, it’s not difficult to truly master the art of well-being; it’s just a series of small decisions that need to be incorporated into your personal routine.