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Top 10 Top Ways for Men to Optimize Their Health

Dad holding up his sonTypically men tend to be driven, Type A “go-go-go” people who often don’t prioritize their health because they’re busy with their careers, family obligations and other demands. Taking proactive measures to boost health can yield great dividends in the form of improved health and longevity. Conversely, men who backburner their health could be setting themselves up for disease, obesity and early death.

Some Sobering Statistics

Unfortunately, men tend to be reactive versus proactive when it comes to their physical and mental health. Consider these statistics:

  • 450,000 deaths in men per year are due to cardiovascular disease
  • 700,000 men are diagnosed with some type of cancer and on average 300,000 results in death
  • 230,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer
  • More than 60% of adult men are overweight or obese

The Cleveland Clinic surveyed 500 men and found that only 3 out of 5 get annual physicals. Only 40% go to the doctor when they think they have a serious medical condition. And more than half don’t even talk about their health.

Motor vehicle accidents and suicide also account for a lot of deaths in men. Mental health especially is critically important. Men who experience depression, anxiety or other mental health challenges should seek help right away.

Steps to Boost Your Wellbeing

ADIO Health Chiropractic Chiropractor, Mike Lynch and boysWith Father’s Day coming up on June 20, it’s a great time to remind all of the favorite men in your life to take critical steps to achieve and maintain health-both physical and mental.

“Here are 10 things men can do to improve their health. Of course, I also recommend that men receive regular chiropractic care to decrease stress and tension within their nervous systems. There is no replacement for an adjustment and no substitute for a well functioning nerve system,” said Dr. Mike.

  1. Don’t smoke or use tobacco.
  2. Follow a healthy diet.
  3. Maintain a healthy weight to decrease belly fat.
  4. Move more and challenge yourself in your workouts.
  5. Limit alcohol.
  6. Manage stress using daily meditation and mindfulness practices.
  7. Stop avoiding the doctor. Dr. Mike recommends finding a functional medicine doctor to do bloodwork annually and create a customized protocol if treatment is needed.
  8. Socialize with friends.
  9. Find hobbies to unplug and have fun.
  10. Get a minimum of seven hours of sleep per night.
When it comes to men’s health you need to take action to reduce risk. Fortunately, there’s a lot you can do to get and stay healthy!

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  1. GUISELLE says
    Jun 17, 2021 at 5:48 PM

    HAPPY FATHER'S DAYS! HAPPINESS FIRST Be the good you want to see in the world. Happiness begins with you; practice self - care and be compassionate towards yourself. DO WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY EVERYDAY: Relax without guilt. Laugh! Indulge in a small treat. Stretch for a few minutes.

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