By Simply Supplements
This week (June 10th-16th) is Menís Health Week. In recognition of this awareness campaign, here is a list of health tips for men over the age of 30 to follow.
1) Look after your heart
Heart diseases are the biggest cause of death in the UK, and account for 37% of all male deaths. Men are statistically more at risk than women of developing heart conditions; twice as many men have suffered heart attacks than women.
Leading an inactive lifestyle or being obese can increase the risk of developing heart problems. Smokers are also more likely to suffer from heart conditions than non-smokers.
Consuming a healthy diet can help to stabilise blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and control weight, while leading an active lifestyle can half the risk of suffering from coronary heart disease.
As men get older, they tend to exercise less. It is important to stay active, as sedentary lifestyles can cause high stress levels, which can cause numerous health issues. Taking regular exercise can help to invigorate the body and provide energy, lower stress levels, and assist with weight control.
Try to fit exercise into your schedule to increase fitness and health. It is recommended that men take at least 30 minutes of exercise, five days per week. If you feel you are too busy to exercise, try incorporating it into your daily routine; perhaps try walking or cycling to work rather than driving.
3) Watch the diet
Consuming a healthy diet is important to supporting overall health, as well as maintaining a healthy weight. Obesity is a common problem in the UK, and men are the worst offenders. 42% of UK men are classed as overweight, while over a quarter are classified obese.
In order to avoid health risks associated with obesity, such as heart conditions and diabetes, try to get the recommended five portions of fruit and vegetables per day, and cut down on fatty foods.
4) Energy boosters
Busy lifestyles can mean that energy is often depleted. B vitamins are essential to providing energy. They help the body to release and use energy from the food that we eat.
B vitamin deficiencies can be common in the UK, and although they can be provided by the diet, men often donít get enough to provide adequate energy. Taking a vitamin B complex supplement can help to boost levels and aid energy production.
Exercise and a healthy diet can also provide extra energy.
Finding time to relax at end of the day is also important. Ensure that you get a good nightís sleep to restore energy levels.
5) Prostate health
A healthy prostate is an important factor in menís health. The prostate gland is part of the male reproductive system. As men age, the prostate may become enlarged, and the risk of cancer increases. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in UK men (over 40,000 men are diagnosed with it each year). It usually develops slowly, often with no symptoms for many years. Symptoms usually become obvious when the prostate increases in size, and starts to affect the urethra, making urination painful.
Consuming a healthy diet and regularly exercising can help to reduce the risks of prostate health issues.
Zinc is thought to play an important role in maintaining prostate health. 10% of men are deficient in zinc, and this can lead to problems such as an enlarged or inflamed prostate. It is not produced by the body so needs to be gained through the diet. A zinc supplement can also be taken to boost levels.
SimplyBestô Prostamex Gold is a comprehensive formula of 22 ingredients that support menís wellbeing and help to keep the prostate healthy.
6) Get regular check ups
Men can be reluctant to see a doctor; on average, men visit their GP half as often as women. Having a yearly health check with your GP can help to identify any underlying health concerns. Remember, most conditions are easier to treat when identified early.