Especially when it comes to heart health, men need to learn what they can do to live longer, healthier lives.
Starting this month, men can take a handful of simple steps to ensure they live a heart-healthy lifestyle.
Adopt Better Eating Habits
Fast-paced living makes us pay less and less attention to our meals. We eat fast food, snacks, and consume too much sugar.
It’s essential to become more informed about the nutritional content of what you consume to correct and improve your habits. For better heart health, you should avoid empty calories, as well as foods high in saturated fats.
Be Active More Often
Regular physical activity does wonders for heart health. If you’ve been stuck in a sedentary lifestyle, you should make changes before cardiovascular issues can arise.
Start with regular stretching between periods of sitting. Take a break a few times a day to walk for 10 minutes. Make sure you’re active at least half an hour every day. You could do that by starting an active hobby – even walking will do the trick.
Learn How to Decrease and Manage Stress
Stress management is an essential skill to learn to keep yourself healthy. Because of the massive impact of chronic stress on men’s heart health, you should take all the precautions you can to lower your day-to-day stress.
Make sure always to have some downtime planned during which you can relax. Another essential practice is getting the recommended seven or eight hours of sleep every night, as regular sleep protects your health from the negative impact of stress.
See a Doctor Regularly
Finding time to see a doctor and scheduling regular checkups can help prevent a range of cardiovascular problems: from a heart attack and congestive heart failure to other managed conditions such as high cholesterol.
It’s essential to keep track of your blood pressure and cholesterol values if you’ve already been diagnosed with a cardiovascular condition. Furthermore, don’t neglect your annual checkups, even if you are feeling great.
Making small lifestyle changes will help you feel better than ever. Each change you make will create a happier, healthier you. It’s always worth it in the long run.
Men’s heart health matters to us at Premier Heart & Vascular Center. Our mission is to help you live your very best life. If you have any concerns about your cardiovascular health, our highly-skilled team of heart physicians will happily answer your questions and take care of you.
Visit our website to find out more about what we do and how we make it possible.