It’s well known that men aren’t great when it comes to getting help for health problems. Surveys show that many men are reluctant to go to the doctor, even when they’re out of sorts. Health is something that should never come down the list of priorities. If you’re not in tip-top condition, here are some health tips to bear in mind.
There’s nothing more attractive to a potential partner than a bright, healthy looking smile, and it won’t do your employment prospects any harm either. If it’s been a long time since you went to the dentist, it’s time to pick up the phone, make a call, and pay them a visit. Check-ups last a few minutes, and there’s no pain involved. If you keep up to date with dental checks, you can reduce your risk of needing further treatment in the future dramatically. At home, make sure you devote at least 2 minutes every morning and evening to brushing your teeth and swap your brush every 3-4 months.
You may not really give your eyes much thought when you’re thinking about your health, but it’s a really good idea to have an eye test every year. It’s also wise to seek advice if you’ve noticed changes in your vision or your eyes become irritated on a regular basis. If you have symptoms of dry eyes, for example, remedies like artificial tears can alleviate discomfort and improve your vision. If you are struggling to read, you’re having to strain to see things in the distance, or you’ve been suffering from headaches of late, book an eye test just to make sure everything is ok.
You may assume that going to the gym is all about getting a perfectly toned beach body, but working out isn’t just a means of feeling more confident about the way you look. If you’re active, you’ll have a much lower risk of health complications such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and some types of cancer. You don’t have to rush out and join a gym to get fitter. You can start swimming, cycling or jogging, join a 5-a-side football team, play tennis or workout at home.
Focusing on nutrition
Dieting isn’t just a way of shifting extra pounds. It’s so important to realise the benefits of healthy eating. You may not want or need to lose weight, but improving your diet will have benefits for your health. Try and include foods that contain vitamins, minerals, and nutrients, and keep an eye on how much sugar, salt, and saturated fat you consume.
Basic health checks
Every now and again, it’s beneficial to see your doctor and have some basic health tests. Having your blood pressure and your BMI checked, for example, can help you to determine if you’re at risk of potentially serious health conditions.
If you’re busy at work or you’ve got a hectic social life, you may not really give your health much thought. The trouble is that health problems can affect everyone, and sometimes, the symptoms creep up on you without you really noticing. If you’re keen to make your health a priority, keep up to date with health checks, pay more attention to your diet, and try and be more active if you’re guilty of being a couch potato or an armchair supporter.