We always hear that being healthy can be very difficult and takes a lot of hard work but what we don’t hear so often, is that there are many easy ways that you can improve your health. Everything done overtime can have a huge effect on your health. By incorporating healthy habits slowly, you can easily achieve a healthier, happier life. It’s Men’s Health Awareness month and these tips can prevent many diseases/health issues that men everywhere are at risk of. More than 60% of adult American men are overweight and unhealthy habits are the main causes of this which is why it is so important to reverse these habits.
Along with the 60% of adult American men who are overweight, there are a number of other health conditions that men face each year. Some of these include:
- 230,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year
- 51.9% of men age 20 and older have Hypertension
- More than 700,000 men are diagnosed with cancer each year
- 450,000 men die from cardiovascular disease each year
On top of these stats, more than half of men do not speak with anyone about their mental health. These facts are not something to be taken lightly as they can lead to horrible sickness or even death. Luckily, there are a few things that men can do to maintain their health and prevent these diseases.
By incorporating the following 5 healthy habits, men can reduce their risk for disease and create a healthy lifestyle:
- Speak to someone about your mental health
- Visit your doctor regularly
- Exercise regularly
- Eat natural foods
- Drink your recommended amount of water
There is a common misconception that becoming healthy means you have to give up certain foods and exercise excessively but this is not the case. By slowly adding in these healthy habits, you will feel so much better and prevent the worst from happening! Most importantly, telling your loved ones about these facts can help. Without knowing the impact of unhealthy living, many people continue to do so until it’s too late. Spread the word this Men’s Health month and raise awareness!