Category: Health

The healthier we are, the happier we’ll be.

Men’s Health Today Compared to the Past

16 November, 2012 (10:39) | Health | By: admin | Email Email | Print Print

Incomparable to the Past

The health of men has been on a downward trend quite remarkably in recent decades, and until now, the gradient is pretty steep. This encompasses men’s physical health, spiritual health, and mental health, but physical health is predominant here. Statistics as well as reasoning can prove how men have become more susceptible to illnesses and disorders.

Unlike in the past where men have been perceived as tenacious beings impenetrable to opportunistic diseases, as symbols of might and ability, today this is becoming the opposite. Men today are suffering a myriad of illnesses.

Physical Health is the Key

Physical activity translates to physical health. Unfortunately, many men today are a lot less active, less masculine, and less virile than they were in the past. Their lifestyle is smooth with mundane aspects of physical body stimulation.

Factors contributing to the escalation of an unhealthy lifestyle include:

  1. Inactivity: Active bodies are more immune to disease. It’s a medical fact that exercising boosts immunity. More and more men are finding themselves unhappy with their health because of inactivity.
  2. Diet: Too many processed foods, so common now, have been linked to several diseases present in men today. The early man’s diet involved unprocessed and natural foods. Men were nowhere near the risk of intoxicating the body with chemical elements present in the processed foods so many of us now consume. Such foods have resulted in diseases like cancer.
  3. Drugs and Alcohol: Family troubles and general unrest with the current world has impacted the mental and spiritual strengths of men, ultimately resulting in frustration. A refuge from that frustration for many men has always been drugs and alcohol. A consistent consumption of drugs and alcohol can lead to chronic disease.

The Reproductive health of men today is a growing concern. For example, in Australia, 1 out of every 3 men has a reproductive health disorder. The factors listed above are leading contributors to those disorders.

Staying healthy is a challenge, but it ensures our ability to live longer and happier.

Exercising on the Weekends

29 June, 2012 (09:10) | Exercise, News | By: admin | Email Email | Print Print

An Article from USA Today

“I’m Just Too Busy!”

In today’s world, the busyness of the day can keep us from doing a lot of things we should be doing. One of the most obvious things that we should always have as a priority is exercise. Our bodies are wearing out over time. If we’re not serious about taking care of ourselves, life is only going to get more difficult.

Monday through Friday might be hard for some of us to really get in a good sweat. That’s why USA Today’s Nanci Hellmich wrote an article about taking advantage of exercise during the weekend.

Just Do Something

In her article, Hellmich mentions a woman who works all week but still finds time during the weekend to play basketball, soccer, softball, go rock climbing, jog, or go bike riding. The important thing is that she’s doing something.

Hellmich gives us a list of benefits we receive from taking the time to exercise:

  • Better blood sugar control
  • Improved sleep and mood
  • Reduced stress and depression
  • Reduces blood pressure
  • Lowers the risk of heart attack and stroke
  • Reduces the risk of some types of cancer
  • Helps control weight
  • Improves bone and joint health
  • Builds stronger muscles
  • Reduces dangerous belly fat

Interestingly enough, the government actually suggests 150 minutes of “moderate-intensity physical activity” every single week. Whether we’re pushing ourselves to do that or not is up to us and us alone. If you want to be happier, healthier, and live longer, taking the time to exercise during the weekend will make all the difference.