Healthy living – both body and mind are one of those things that we cannot function without, but somehow, we fail to give them proper attention. These days, it’s not that uncommon to find men that are completely devoted to their careers, putting their health on the side.
Sure, while you are a young man, you won’t feel that big of a difference. However, as you get older all those years of not working out, eating unhealthy food, and having bad sleeping habits will catch up to you. So, to help you stay on top of your health, we have created a list of five healthy living tips.
Take care of your skin
Get over it; it’s the 21st century and it’s normal for men to take proper care of their skin. Even if you don’t care about the wrinkles and the aesthetics of your skin, you should use some creams, moisturizers, as well as a lip balm. These three products will help your skin stay healthy during the harshest of weathers.
Additionally, aftershave creams, high-quality razors, and hair products should be a part of your hygiene kit. On the other hand, if you are rocking a manly mane, make sure to take proper care of it. Applying beard oil and occasional brushing will keep your beard looking fabulous even during windy winter days.
Add a workout routine
Next, you should create a workout programme, and of course, stick to it. Physical activity is something that we neglect the most, but it is one of the most important things for our health. Besides massive body benefits, working out regularly can improve your mental health as well.
Now, we understand that some of you might have a hard time committing to a gym membership. We will not go into whether your reasons are valid or not; we believe you they are.
So, if this is the case with you, then you should build a gym in your home. It doesn’t have to be anything overly complex. You just need to get a bench press, pull up bar, and a couple of kettlebells; that is all gym equipment that you need. Don’t worry; we didn’t forget about the cardio. If you wish to run, then what better option is there than running up the hill? We think, none.
Next, you should take proper care of your dental hygiene. Having white teeth is not just about the looks, we think that every dentist can attest to that. In fact, countless health problems and infections come straight from your mouth. For example, did you know that bad oral health could cause heart problems?
Yes, germs and bacteria can travel from your mouth into your bloodstream and ultimately reach your heart, causing all sorts of problems. So, pay a visit to your dentist at least every three to four months. Furthermore, brush your teeth twice a day minimum. Finally, floss, floss, and floss. This is the only way to clean every corner of your mouth.
No stress allowed
Stress is a modern man’s disease, or so we think. The truth is, stress has been around forever, we just became worse at dealing with it. You think that a peasant in the 15th century wasn’t stressed out just because he didn’t have to work 9-5 shift? Well, they did, they just used prayer to cool down. If you are not a religious person, consider signing up for a yoga class or go for a relaxing massage. Even a boxing class is an excellent stress reliever. The best part, just a couple of hours a week of relaxation can do wonders for your mental and physical health.
Healthy diet, healthy life
Finally, you need to eat healthy. Food is a gateway to almost every health problem, and if you abuse it, make no mistake, you will pay consequences in the future. We understand that it’s hard to prepare your own food when you have a busy daily schedule.
Therefore, we recommend picking one day when you will prepare your food for the upcoming week. Sure, you will spend 4-5 hours cooking. However, after you finish, you will have healthy meals for days. Just an FYI, healthy foods are not just different types of meats; make sure you add some veggies and fruits to your diet.
As you can see, we are not suggesting anything out of the ordinary; all these tips are simple to implement but very effective, so at least give them a shot. Trust us; if you stick to all of them, your future-self will thank us.