Staying healthy is important when you're a man, especially as you grow older. This is because many of the problems men experience with their health occur later in their lives. Preventing these problems is an important step in living a long and fulfilling life, and following the guide below will keep you on the path to a healthy and active lifestyle, at any age.
What you eat becomes extremely important. Gone are the days when you could eat an entire plate of chilli-cheese-dogs without any consequences, and hello to indigestion, heart-burn, and other digestive issues. What you eat also lends a hand to causing certain cancers, and heart disease. Eating a balanced diet of six small meals a day will enhance your chances of fighting off these disorders and issues. Eat a lot of leafy greens and fruits and avoid caffeine and fried, fatty foods. Diverticulitis affects men more commonly than it attacks women, so avoiding foods that contain small seeds like berry jams is also a good idea, as these seeds can lodge their way into your intestines, and cause internal bleeding. Cut unnecessary sugars from your diet as well, to stave off Diabetes.
Stay active and keep the blood circulating through you body to fight off heart disease and obesity. Obesity is one of the leading causes of Diabetes and heart problems in the United States. By simply taking an hour walk after dinner every night will decrease your chances of developing these issues. Light cardio work-outs will keep you limber and in shape as well, so you can enjoy your life, and not be confined to a life of painful joints and achy muscles.
Men are often uncomfortable when it comes to prostate health but it is really one of the most important parts of the man's body. The prostate is a walnut-sized gland located at the base of the Urethra. It is in charge of producing the liquid substance that sperm travels in. When the Prostate Gland fails to function properly this can cause several problems ranging from erectile dysfunction to severe bladder conditions. Getting an annual Prostate exam can help prevent and diagnose Prostate Cancer early, before it becomes a fatal disease.
The following dietary suggestions are derived from studies conducted on men with prostate cancer who used diet as one of their prostate cancer treatment options.
Prostate cancer biopsy is the only test that confirms the prostate cancer; the word "biopsy" often instills fear in prospective patients. A prostate biopsy does not, however, involve the surgical procedure many fear.