5 More Great Health Tips For Men

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1. Fuel your system. The best way to exercise maximally is to fuel your body. Your diet should be a mix of well-balanced foods rich in vegetables and polyunsaturated fats such as fish. But fuel consists of not only food. Try to get eight hours of sleep a night to optimize performance and recovery. Also, consider taking a multivitamin and at least 1,300 mg of calcium a day.

2. Decrease injuries. Consider the concept of cross-training. Working out with a varied approach allows the body a chance to recover from overuse. As our bodies age, the internal recovery process is slower, and cross-training allows us to continue to exercise by stressing different parts of our musculoskeletal system.

3. Keep your weight under control. A higher body-mass index places a father at increased risk of developing arthritis, pre-diabetes, and high blood pressure. It is also easier to exercise with a light body as the knees experience up to eight times your body weight when moving.

4. Don’t smoke. In addition to preventing lung diseases including cancer, emphysema, and chronic breathing problems, smoking increases your risk of colorectal cancer, which is more common in men.

5. Listen to your body. If soreness occurs, utilize the time-honored approach of rest, ice, and inflammation medicine. If problems persist, see a physician.