Let’s face it—many men tend to ignore their health until something serious occurs. In fact, a recent study found that 40 percent of men would only go to the doctor if they thought there was something significantly wrong.
But June is Men’s Health Month, and our team at Qualicare Toronto South wants to share some insight into how men can start bucking the trend and taking care of their health!
Healthy Living Starts Today
The great news about living a healthy life is that you can start at any time. Which means that if you haven’t been following healthy habits up until this point, it’s not too late to change your habits.
Let’s look at ways you can start establishing healthier habits today for a longer life:
First, you want to make sure you are receiving quality sleep every night.
Sleep is an important part of living a healthy lifestyle.When you sleep, your body and mind can rest and restore for the following day.
You want to aim for at least seven hours of quality sleep each night. And when you plenty of restorative sleep, your entire body benefits—you’re less likely to develop certain medical conditions, including heart disease and cancers.
Second, you also want to make sure you are following a healthy diet. Balanced meals should includea variety of foods, including low-fat dairy, lean protein, fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and a small amount of healthy fat.
Fueling your body with the right nutrients can help you maintain a healthy weight, as well as reduce your risk of heart disease, diabetes and some cancers.
Finally, don’t forget to exercise most days of the week. Especially as we age, exercise can help us to both improve our flexibility and help reduce our risk of falls.
Whether you choose running, walking, yoga or swimming, it’s important to pick an exercise routine that gets you excited about working out so that you’ll make it a habit.
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