Here at GAGE for Men we’ve always said that good health is the foundation for everything else – a strong surface to stand and build your dreams, goals, and desires on. If you’re strong and healthy, you can easier achieve that which lives within your mind and soul. Put yourself at the top of the list, care for yourself and your well-being so that all those things you want to get done, achieve, and/or create, will get the chance to sprout and come to fruition. Let’s also remember the people in your life. You want to be there for your friends and family – for as long as you possibly can.
So, what can you do to make the best of your time here on earth, health-wise? Well, we have a few pointers that can assist you. All you need is some discipline. This is sometimes easier said than done. Please promise yourself to implement the topics in this blog. Being proactive is the key to achieving anything and everything, and you will find yourself feeling, and doing, better in hardly no time at all.
Let’s dive in together:
Your Physical Health
Exercise regularly, balance your diet (less delicious fried food and more annoying fiber 😉), and get enough sleep. These three choices are crucial when it comes to maintaining an A1 physical health. We all know the benefits that come from exercise (fewer chronic conditions like heart disease, diabetes, as well as obesity). Anything from a quick morning jog to evening crunches and weights will increase your metabolism and maintain an overall feeling of wellness. Create a good relationship with your doctor and set up regular health check-ups, including screenings and vaccinations, like an annual flu vaccine, f.ex. Taking these steps can catch possible issues early on, stopping them in their tracks from growing into bigger problems.
Your Mental Health
Many men feel pressures to be strong, self-controlled, as well as independent, both financially and spiritually. This can lead to an unwillingness in discussing worries. It’s important to break free from this stigma so that you can address your inner concerns. Seeking support, be it therapy, counseling, or support groups, can provide the guidance you need and help you overcome the burden of mental anguish.
Proactive Disease Prevention
Taking proactive measures can help in preventing many health conditions, like prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and cardiovascular disease. Make a point to schedule routine screenings, maintaining a healthy lifestyle (like f.ex. avoiding smoking and drinking too much), and be aware of any changes in your body. Preventative care is in our power, and it can reduce the risk of developing unwanted, serious health complications. The quality of your life will be so much more enjoyed by implementing this into your lifestyle.
The importance of your health cannot be overstated. By putting physical and mental well-being on the top of your list, you can begin to lead a fulfilling and productive life. Seeking help is a true sign of strength. Any thoughts of feeling weak when opening up to someone fall into the category “false thinking” – do your best to throw these thoughts to the curb. Ask yourself, “will these thoughts hurt or help me?”. You’ll know the answer immediately. Each step you take toward remaining healthy is a step to more internal empowerment.
We share this journey with you and we’re with you – every step of the way!