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5 things Are Important For Men’s Health
Go to periodic reviews
Even if one feels healthy, regular health check-ups (such as blood pressure measurements, blood glucose tests or prostate check-ups) are essential to detect possible problems in time and maintain good health. Mental health is also important, and resorting to medical help can be crucial in problems such as depression or anxiety.
Decrease alcohol consumption
The harmful use of alcohol caused the death of almost three million people in 2016; of them, 75% were men. Drinking in excessive amounts or too often increases the immediate risk of injury, traffic accidents and violence, as well as causing longer-term damage such as liver damage, cancer and heart disease. The harmful use of alcohol can also affect your mental health and harms your family and the people around you.
Tobacco causes cancer, lung and heart disease and strokes, and causes more than eight million deaths each year. It also causes impotence in men. Quitting smoking is one of the best things you can do for your health: your lung function will improve after 2-12 weeks, and after one year your risk of heart disease will already be twice as low as that of a smoker.
Healthy eating helps prevent diabetes and many other diseases. Try to eat more fruit, vegetables, legumes, nuts and whole grains. Limit salt intake to one teaspoon daily, sugar to less than 5% of total calorie intake, and saturated fat to less than 10% of calorie intake.
One in four people does not get enough physical exercise. Men should practice moderate-intensity physical activity for at least 2.5 hours a week. Exercising helps maintain a healthy weight, reduces the risk of heart disease, strokes, diabetes and cancer, and can also help fight depression.