As men, we’d all like to think we’ll stay young, healthy and handsome forever. Unfortunately, there is no way of stopping the aging process. That said, staying healthy and handsome is possible if we pay attention to the major men’s health issues that many of us may face. Here are three of the most important.
Cancer – Various forms of cancer are a constant threat to men’s health especially as we age. The good news is, diet and exercise can go a long ways towards decreasing your risk of cancer. It should go without saying that if you engage in activities that are known cancer risks such as smoking and heavy drinking that today would be a good day to start cutting back.
Best single step you can take today: Stop Smoking
Heart Disease – Again, another major health risk for men. Especially in western cultures where over-eating and sedintary lifestyles have led to a culture of obesity, the risk for heart disease in men is much higher. Fortunately, the answer to reduced risk starts with simple changes in the foods eaten and gradual increases in daily physical activity.
Best single step you can take today: Add an additional 20 minutes of moderate to intense physical activity to your daily routine.
Impotence – Erectile dysfunction is a big topic these days. There’s a lot of buzz about a recent study showing that men who continue to engage in intercourse greatly reduce their risk of developing ED. Taking the “use it or lose it” approach could be a good start.
Best single step you can take today: Many have a preference for the “use it or loose it” approach.
Of course, be sure to check with your doctor first if you have any concerns about any of the above issues or before starting on any diet or exercise regimen.