MAN UP, IT’S MEN’S HEALTH MONTH
National Men’s Health Week is June 11th-June 17th
1. Get Good Sleep. 7-9 hours of sleep, insufficient sleep is associated with several Chronic Disease.
2. Toss Out the Tobacco. Quitting smoking has immediate and long-term benefits.
3. Move More. Adults need at least 2 ½ hours of moderate exercise aim for at least 30 minutes of walking a day, this strengthens the cardiovascular system and burns extra calories.
4. Eat Healthy. Eat variety of fruits and vegetables, they have many vitamins and minerals that help protect from chronic diseases, focus on the quality of your diet throughout the day, not just mealtime, limit read meat, watch portions on carbohydrates such as pasta and rice.
5. Limit Salt. Research suggest African Americans carry a gene that makes them more salt sensitive, increasing the risk of high blood pressure.
6. Tame Stress. Some stress can be good; however, it can be harmful when it is severe, you will feel overwhelmed and out of control.
7. Stay on Top of Your Game. Pay attention to signs and symptoms such as chest pain, shortness of breath, excessive thirst and urination. Keep track of your blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol, BMI and vaccinations.
Written by LaVella Head