It’s his day! – 5 health tips for men this Father’s Day | Photo Credit: Pixabay
- 20 June is observed as Father’s Day across the globe
- The health of men and women may be affected over time with age
- A lot of stigmas is associated with the mental and overall health of men, therefore, it must be encouraged and talked about for their well-being
New Delhi: Father’s day or not, the efforts and contributions of men should be appreciated and acknowledged throughout the year. The mental and physical health of men often tends to go overlooked due to the stigma associated with the same. According to “Recognizing depression in men, from the Harvard Mental Health Letter”, a press release published in the Harvard Health Publishing, “About 10% to 17% of men will develop major depression at some point in their lives. Yet many men are reluctant to convey their feelings and seek help when they are in despair.” Furthermore, suicide due to depression among men is more prominent as compared to women.
Tips for a healthier life
Here are some tips for a healthier and happier life:
- Don’t miss an appointment: Be regular and consistent with your health appointments to ensure that your body is functioning well. Skipping or avoiding appointments and checkups may lead to aggravation of overlooked symptoms that may further progress into a severe health condition.
- Exercise regularly: Exercising can offer various health benefits such as healthy weight management and maintaining bone and muscle health. The benefits can directly contribute to the reduced risk of developing cardiovascular, cognitive, muscular, and skeletal conditions. Therefore, a regular exercise routine must be followed.
- Be wary of your health: The human body has ways of indicating any dysfunction in the body. One must be vigilant of the signs and symptoms and on stumbling upon one, a healthcare professional must be consulted immediately.
- Eat well: A healthy diet is essential in maintaining a healthy body. Include a nutrition-rich diet that can help fulfil the daily nutrition requirement and provide energy to get through every day’s hustle and bustle. Consult a nutritionist for better dietary recommendations that fit one’s individual health.
- Improve lifestyle: Get rid of unhealthy lifestyle habits such as smoking, not resting well, and drinking as they can increase the risk of mental health conditions such as depression, insomnia, and bipolar disorder, as well as physical health conditions such as emphysema, erectile dysfunction, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Disclaimer: Tips and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purpose only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or a dietician before starting any fitness programme or making any changes to your diet.
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