It’s Men’s Health Month and we want to help make sure that our brothers, dads and partners are all staying up to date on their health, no matter their age.
In your 20s and 30s
Your health might be the last thing you’re thinking about around your 20s and 30s, but it’s the time to start paying closer attention to your physical and mental state. If you starting taking care of your body and mind early on, the easier it will be to keep healthy throughout the years to come. Sure, your metabolism might be fast and you can easily sweat out that hangover at the gym the next day, but that won’t always be the case.
In your 20s and 30s, eating healthy and keeping up a regular exercise routine is important. Along with that, you should be wearing sunscreen when out in the sun to later protect from melanoma. Another important part of your health around your 20s and 30s is, if you’re engaging in intercourse, whether it’s with multiple partners or not, is to be having protected sex and to regularly get tested for HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases.
In your 40s and 50s
In your 40s and 50s, is the prime time for weight gain. Since your metabolism isn’t what it used to be, it’s important to pay closer attention to your diet. Along with paying closer attention to the food you’re eating, you should also be paying closer attention to your heart, cholesterol, prostate health and blood pressure. This means scheduling regular check ups, keeping your exercise routine regular, even if it’s not as strenuous as it used to be, cutting back your alcohol consumption, and keeping your stress at bay.
In your 50 and above years
This is your prime time! Now that doesn’t mean you can eat junk food for every meal, but it means if you’ve been taking care of yourself throughout the years, it should pay off. Like in your 40s, continue getting regular screenings, just to stay safe. When it comes to exercise, try focusing on your joints and muscles to be sure they’re staying strong. If you’re noticing new aches and pains in certain areas, vitamins may be lacking. Try making sure you’re getting enough Omega-3’s and essential fatty acids in your diet. If not, investing in a daily men’s multivitamin could be beneficial.
Happy Men’s Health Month! Let’s stay healthy.