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Men’s Health Month

The purpose of Men’s Health Month is to increase awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys.

How many of us have a friend, husband, brother, boyfriend who haven’t been to the doctor in 5 – 10 years?

Do you know anyone like that? I do.

Do any of these men in your lives, have a bit of a belly, lots of stress, sleep little, eat a lot, and rarely exercise?

Sounds like it may be time for us to give them a little nudge, tell them to go see a doctor, get a general checkup.

To scare them, nope?

To get them ready for the journey!

The journey to better health.

Where does it start? ( I am going to keep it short, since we probably all already know the answer)

But here goes anyway:

  • Eat well, sleep well, drink well and exercise (this is just the beginning, but we have to start somewhere)

  • Eat well: I can pretend that this part is easy, but it’s not. We are surrounded by fast, fried food, that tastes really good. Probably much better than anything we may whip up at home.

  • Sleep well: with the amount of screen time (cellphones, tv, video games, computers) , stress and general noise that surrounds us in life getting to sleep well at night can definitely be difficult.

  • Drink well: some of us need coffee to wake up and sodas to keep us moving during the day. How many glasses of water are you drinking a day?

  • Exercise: between long workdays, family time and Covid restraints and aches and pains, exercise might not be on the top of the list. Gyms were closed for quite a stretch and who has the time?

Does any of the above sound familiar??

So now we know some of the problems.

Let’s get to the solutions.

Since its men’s health month, we will start with our men, (but this works for the ladies also)

Why not take June to do the following:

  • Get a health checkup now! Call right now and ask for a check up.

  • Eat Well: Make one good food decision per day: eg. no fast food, a side of veggies instead of French fries and keep it up for one month, no junk food.

  • Sleep well: try turning your cellphone off 1 hour before going to bed, and charge it outside of your bedroom. (trust me it takes a while because we are a little bit attached to our phones, but it makes a world of difference).

  • Drink well: Take a bottle of water with you everywhere you go (preferably from home) and replace water with at least one beverage you drink a day.

  • Exercise: 20 minutes a day do something, dance, walk, run, squat whatever you are able to do (please ask your doctor before doing anything too vigorous).

Sounds easy. It isn’t. But it’s totally worth it. Would love to hear some comments from any of you who tried this out!

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