5 Things All Healthy Men Have in Common

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Healthy Men

Most men take health for granted. While you are young and vital, health problems won’t affect you that much, but as you grow older, those years of not exercising and eating junk food will come back to bite you. Fortunately, it’s never too late to make lifestyle changes.

If you ever wondered what healthy men have in common, you have come to the right place. Yes, exercising is one of the things, but there is so much more that men do to stay healthy. So, let’s check out those other things.

Taking care of their bodies

First and foremost, if you want to maintain your youthfulness, you need to take proper care of your body. All that sitting at work, in the car, etc. will harm your back and posture. That is why millions of men everyday go to massages.

People often think of massages as something that you treat yourself to once every three months, but they should really be on your weekly schedule. Massages can help you relieve stress, back and joint pain, improve circulation, and much, much more. So, make sure you start going to them at least every two weeks, but ideally on a weekly basis.

Nutrient supplementing

Eating healthy and nutrient-rich food will not only improve your body and health, but also your mind. Many men think that food is only for the muscles, but your brain requires it as well. However, sometimes even when eating healthy and diverse meals, you might be missing some nutrients. That is why healthy men use nutrients and vitamin supplements to make up for what’s missing.

Today, there are hundreds of excellent supplement companies, and you can easily find high-quality vitamins online. A small notice; you should do the bloodwork before you start using supplements, just so you know what vitamins and nutrients you need.

Active lives

Of course, all healthy men exercise. This doesn’t mean that all of them are in the gym lifting weights, but rather that they are living active lives. You don’t have to have 50 pounds of muscles to be healthy; any form of exercise is good.

However, the key is to be consistent. At least once or twice a week go for a run, hit the group fitness classes, or play a game of tennis, whichever suits you the best. Unless you have specific goals like building muscles, any form of activity is excellent for your health.

Healthy sleeping patterns

Most people don’t realise how important sleep is to our overall health. Unhealthy sleeping behaviour can deprive you of energy, cause health problems, affect your mood, and many, many other things. So, having six to eight hours of sleep every night is crucial if you want to have the energy for the upcoming day.

But not only that. You need to create and stick to a sleep schedule. Waking up early is one of the traits that many healthy men possess. That means that you need to go to bed at least by midnight. Another common thing that you will find among healthy people is that they don’t watch TV before bed or play with their phones. Instead, they read books.

Proper hydration

Finally, every healthy man is properly hydrated. Hydration is something that most of us do on autopilot. However, the majority of the people are not taking in as much fluids as they should be during the day. And no, drinking juice is not a good way of hydrating. Instead, stick to water. Tea is a good option as well, but you need to drink it in moderation, as some teas contain caffeine in them.

And that is all for today. As you can see, being a healthy male is so much more than just lifting weights. Your mind and body have different needs, and if you want to truly feel and be healthy, you need to address them all.

Peter is a health writer at Essential Men's Clinic blog. Follow Peter on Twitter for more tips.

Men’s Guide to De-Stressing

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Recharging your batteries

There are many drawbacks of the 21st century, but by far one of the biggest threats to our physical and mental health is definitely stress. We live in a world that is so fast that minutes turn to hours, and we find ourselves in an enormous lack of time. These seemingly small things can cause our body and mind to become tired, we start stressing out, thinking about all the negative things that come to our mind and eventually, looking in the mirror and wishing we had done something differently. Cleansing both of those (body and mind), relaxing and de-stressing are of utmost importance nowadays. And if you don’t know how to cut the cord that’s tying you to stress, take a look at these tips:

Get a men's massage Melbourne

Perhaps one of the most efficient ways is a massage. Even though you will spend an hour getting massaged, you will definitely feel its advantages for a longer period of time. It is very important to give this to yourself as a reward after a stressful week at work. It might seem as a big expense if you’re getting a massage every Friday for example, but the benefits of it are numerous. First of all, your body will be extremely grateful to you, and aside from that, you will mentally feel much more relieved. So if you have the option of booking a men's massage Melbourne as soon as possible, and of course you do, you should definitely do it. It’s worth every penny.

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Stay in top shape

If the nature of your job is dull and monotonous, and if it doesn’t involve much activity, then it is said that you need to take on a hobby that’s quite the opposite. So if the stress you’re under is a result of an inactive job, get ready for breaking some sweat. This doesn’t strictly have to be hitting the gym two to three times a week, as there are other, much more interesting options. One such is, for example, taking MMA training sessions – these are very active, they will help you get rid of all the negativity that’s slowly accumulating in your body, and finally, they are so much fun. If you think it’s just not your cup of tea or you’re not comfortable with it, going running every other morning or evening might be a good plan B.

Pack your bags

If your budget allows you, and of course if you can easily get some time off work, de-stressing yourself in one of the amazing places the world has to offer sounds like an excellent plan. Doesn’t relaxing on a beach or skiing in the Alps in Europe sound like perfect de-stressing activities? However, if you’re not in the position for something like that, packing your bags for a weekend getaway will also do the trick. It doesn’t matter if it’s just a couple of hours away from your work – just find a place that’s quiet, peaceful and picturesque, and indulge yourself into that.

Relax with yoga

The stunning Janelle Monae once wrote a song with the lyrics “come on baby do the yoga”, and that is definitely what you should do if you’re unwilling to do all the other options (or simply love this way of life and this philosophy). Like it or not, and believing in it or not, yoga can tremendously help you in clearing your mind and cleansing it from negative emotions. If you’re a fan of that peaceful way of life, feng shui and monks of Nepal and India, then yoga is surely the de-stressing activity for you. You can always take a trial class somewhere near you and see how you like it. Even if you find it unappealing, you will feel unburdened afterwards.

Turn off your phone

Perhaps one of the most ridiculous pieces of advice, but definitely an effective one, is to turn off your mobile phone for a weekend. Forget about your work and all the responsibilities that are waiting for you the following Monday. The world will not fall apart, and you will not die a horrible death. Turn off your mobile phone and just forget about your responsibilities and other people. Surround yourself with people you love and feel positive about, and let that be enough for you that weekend.

Recharging your batteries once in a while is not only highly advisable, it’s extremely important. Just choose one of these options above and you’ll feel better in no time – and that’s guaranteed.

Peter is a health writer at Essential Men's Clinic blog. Follow Peter on Twitter for more tips.