In case you’re wondering when is mens health month is, it is June. It is the best time to be responsible for your health and manage your food intake as well as your physical activities. With the advancement of age, it’s extremely important to take some time out of the hustle and bustle of life to focus more on your physical and mental health.
With that being said, below mentioned are some of the most important health tips to consider not only in this men’s health month but all the following months to ensure a healthy and prolonged life.
3 Health tips to consider in this mens health month
1. Pay special attention to your mental health
More often than not, the societal conventions associated with the behaviour of a man abstain him from accepting the mental disruption. According to the research conducted by the American Psychological Association, 30.6% of men have suffered from depression and anxiety at least at some point in their lives and only 1 out of 4 men did take an initiative to cure it. This says a lot about the way men accept their emotions and feelings.
Although society has modernised significantly, the concept of toxic masculinity is still prevalent in the subconscious mindsets of the people, which is disturbing for men.
One way to deal with this mental struggle is to reach out to a mental health professional who will duly guide you and make sure that you have come out of the wormhole. Another effective way is to reach out to your friends and family and be extremely open with them. You might presume that they are less supportive and wouldn’t fully understand your position. However, you will not know unless you speak up.
If reaching out to an external source is too much out of your comfort zone, you can begin by journaling your emotions and feelings. Make sure that you end on an optimistic tone and positive affirmations.
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2. Take care of your physical health
The health of your body is equally important as the health of your mind. So, this men’s health month, make sure that you are extra vigilant about your eating habits and your physical activities. This will allow you to be part of your future progeny’s life.
Plan family outings, physical activities with your friends and family and maybe even enrol yourselves in camps and tours. Make sure that you take some time out of your busy life and inculcate your fitness regime. The best thing about exercising regularly is that it helps in reducing the risks of acquiring serious medical issues such as high blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol, etc.
One of the best ways to protect your physical health is to avoid consuming liquor and smoking. Although it is quite obvious, many people forget to realise that smoking is indeed injurious to health and has been one of the escalating forces that lead to stroke, cancers and heart diseases.
Once you take control of all these addictive practices, your life will change for good.
In addition to these, make sure that you are mindful about what food you consume and how much of it. It is extremely important to eat nutrient-rich foods that escalate your digestion process and get rid of all the unnecessary toxins.
In addition, these high nutrient foods enrich the entire system of your body and provide you with the energy that sustains throughout the day.
3. Make sure that you are financially secure
Believe it or not, being financially secure is just as important as your physical and mental well-being. If you are financially insecure, you are more prone to anxiety, depression, insomnia and of course, stress. Therefore, it is prudent to think about your finances from your early 20s.
The more you try to save your money, the better it will be for you, because you’ll be termed rich or poor, on the basis of the money you saved and not the money you spent. Thinking about the money and trying to be financially secure, will not make you more materialistic or greedy.
In addition, when in the future, you have to borrow a loan for buying a car, house or gold, it is necessary to have a good financial background and a credit score. If you think that your credit score is not up to the mark, you can take the necessary steps to improve it.
If you are in your late 30s or 40s and have dependents such as a spouse, children, and ageing parents or others, you also need to be mindful of them. Consider what will happen to them if you pass away in an unprecedented manner.
Therefore, make sure that your financial background is sound and your family won’t suffer tremendously in terms of financial matters when you pass away. A life insurance policy may not entirely help your family throughout their lives.
You can consider choosing a supplemental life insurance policy that helps you overcome lost income, pay for the mortgage, funeral and various other payments which are often considered to be financial obligations by people.
Life is unpredictable, let’s face it. Therefore, thinking about the future is extremely important and prudent under such circumstances.
These are some of the most important things to keep in mind in this men’s health month. June can also be considered as an African American men’s health month as black people suffer from poor health and life expectancy in comparison to other people.
Therefore, this men’s health month, make sure that every man irrespective of his caste, creed, race, focuses on maintaining his physical, mental and financial well-being.