Isn’t it true that every man wants to be healthy and fit? Ask your pals; they all favor the idea, but getting there can be difficult. Guys’ Health Week is June 11-18, and we’re concentrating on healthy aging for men. We asked Judson VP of Member Wellness Frank Ondus for his top advice.
“The issue is that individuals realize they need to be in shape, but they want to be in shape right away,”. Frank explains. “They want a quick remedy, so they do too much, too hard, too fast, and too soon.” Then they get hurt or lose motivation, and “they quit trying entirely.”
But you may live a long and healthy life without all the stress and pain.
Frank discusses his top three health tips for guys as they become older:
Stay hydrated to become Healthy : Most people don’t prioritize water, yet it’s at the top of Frank’s health priority list. “One thing that happens as we get older is that we lose our feeling of thirst”. He explains, “and it’s too late if you wait till you’re thirsty.”
You’ll want to keep going once you’re acclimate to drinking enough water since “everything operates better when you’re hydrate”. Adds Frank. “Your metabolism works better, your brain works better, your joints work better, and even your eyes perform better”. Because the aqueous humor (the clear fluid in front of your eyeball) allows your eyes to function properly.
The main reason individuals don’t drink enough water is that they regard it as an effort. ” You see a vision of yourself seated at a table with eight glasses of water in front of you, wondering, ‘How am I going to drink it all?'” No, not even a full glass, is the response. Frank’s idea is “a bit personal,” but it works: he swallows five enormous gulps of water every time he goes to the bathroom. “It’s extremely simple, but it aids with fluid retention.” She goes on to say that every liquid counts, even coffee. “I wouldn’t advocate eight cups a day, but if you’re going to drink one or two, make it count.”
Close your eyes enough to become healthy : “Like water, everything operates better after a good night’s sleep,” Frank explains. Stick to a routine – go to bed and wake up at the same time every day – to maintain your circadian rhythm or the 24-hour cycle of night and day. “Your intelligence will suffer if you do not preserve it.” “You’ll have continual jet lag,” he adds. REM (rapid eye movement) sleep is required during this time of rest, which can be interrupted by a variety of circumstances. Stress, as well as respiratory issues like sleep apnea, hinder REM sleep. “If you’re weary all the time, you might be suffering from stress or sleep apnea, which is stopping you from obtaining a full night’s sleep,” says the doctor. She claims “Please get it checked.
Manage your stress to become Healthy :
It’s no secret that stress may be harmful to your health as you get older, causing heart disease, high blood pressure, and other problems. It can also keep you from relaxing, appreciating your family, or doing simple things like reading a good book or participating in meaningful discussions with friends—as well as, as previously said, having a decent night’s sleep.
Physical activity, according to Frank, is one treatment option. “Hard labour benefits everyone; digging ditches for a living is far better than a stressful office job.”
A good cry or laugh has the same anti-stress affect—the production of endorphins, sometimes known as “happy hormones,” which help our bodies to relax.
“Everyone needs a formal stress management program,'” Frank argues, “whether it’s bowling, serving at church, or playing cards with pals.” We are bombard with pressures in our life, and we need a strategy to deal with them.”