5 Key Steps To Keep Your Man Healthy
Statistically, men die five years younger than women and die at higher rates from nine of the top 10 causes of death — heart disease, cancer, diabetes — just to name a few. It’s critical that men (of all ages) recognize potential health risks and start taking precautions early on.
Keep reading for tips on how to keep your husband, brother, dad, and all the male-figures in your life healthy.
1. Encourage a routine screen
Routine screenings should be on everyone’s list of things-to-do when it comes to staying healthy. Seeing a healthcare provider routinely can help prevent future complications and also treat any health concerns if diagnosed early enough. For men, routine screenings can include a checkup on cholesterol, blood pressure, weight, and a PSA to check for prostate cancer risks.
2. Stay active
It’s well-known that regular exercise is beneficial for your physical health and your mental wellbeing. Motivate the men in your life to exercise or be active for roughly thirty minutes each day (consult with your health care provider on what’s best for you). Physical activity can range from hitting the gym, a quick basketball game, or a brief walk after dinner. Routine exercise can help with regulating weight and cholesterol among other benefits.
3. Keep stress levels down
High-stress levels are bad news for anyone. Stress can play a role in deteriorating one’s physical health and mental health. Stress can also lead to a lack of sleep, unhealthy eating, headaches, and can exacerbate health problems. When your guy is stressed, suggest that he step away from work for a bit and take a walk. Exercise can help alleviate stress and can be a refresher in times of tension. If he’s had a difficult day at work, suggest a night in watching movies and ordering take-out. Planning ahead will help take away some of the pressure of deciding what to do that day/evening.
4. Eat healthy to stay healthy
Encourage and incorporate healthy foods into his diet. Explain that foods high in fiber and nutrients will make him feel better and can help keep health complications at bay. Suggest cooking a new meal full of greens and protein together. Preparing a new recipe can sometimes feel like an adventure with the end result of a healthy, delicious meal shared together.
5. Know his heart-health digits
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for American men, and half of the men who die suddenly of coronary heart disease have no warning signs. Knowing your man's numbers from important heart health screenings could save his life. Knowing his body mass index (BMI) is a key sign of whether he is in good cardiovascular health. A BMI of 18.5 to 24.9 is ideal.
Other important numbers to know include his:
- Blood pressure - This should be lower than 120/80 mm Hg. Have it checked every one to two years, or more frequently if his numbers have been high in the past.
- Cholesterol - A total cholesterol level of 200 mg/dL is ideal. Have it checked starting at age 35, or earlier if he uses tobacco, is obese, has diabetes or high blood pressure, or has a personal or family history of heart problems.
- Blood glucose - Blood glucose levels are a marker for diabetes, which can go hand in hand with heart disease. Adults ages 45 and older should consider having their blood glucose level tested every three years, or more often if they are overweight or have heart disease.
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