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Keys to Men’s Health

In today’s fast-paced world, men often find themselves managing multiple tasks, leading them to neglect their health and well-being. That said, taking care of one’s health is crucial for leading a fulfilling and happy life. Below, we will explore the concept of holistic wellness for men, focusing on the physical, mental, and emotional aspects. By utilizing a holistic approach, men can enhance their overall well-being, improve the quality of their lives, and prevent various health issues.

5 Keys to Men’s Physical Health

1) Exercise Regularly: Engaging in regular physical exercises such as strength training, stretching, or other activities decreases many chronic diseases. More than that, by taking this time for yourself, you make yourself a priority, and then many other parts of your life improve.

2) Follow YOUR Diet: Consuming foods that support your body is also essential. What you eat supports your body in doing what it needs to do each day. In our programs, we provide you with a specific diet to maximize the health of your unique body.

3) Get Enough Sleep: Men should aim for 7-8 hours per night. Unlike females, who need more sleep, men can recover with 7-8 hours of sleep each night. The key is to be able to sleep uninterrupted for at least 2 hours at a time. This allows you to get into REM and restorative sleep. Before bed, avoid technology and blue light exposure, which can get in the way of restorative sleep. Most cell phones now have this feature.

4) Take Preventative Measures: Regular medical check-ups, screenings, and individualized testing are crucial. Many times, we speak to clients and look at lab reports from their medical providers, and they are incomplete. Our program gives you additional testing to move the needle and learn important details about your health sooner.

5) Monitor Your Testosterone: It’s the main male hormone; it’s what gives us vitality, focus, and our ongoing sex drive. In addition, healthy testosterone levels are heart-protective and decrease the risk of heart attack or stroke. You should be chasing your wife or significant other daily. You should wake up with an erection each day, and this is a quick test to know if these levels are healthy. If any of these are a concern, reach out so we can do some proper testing and get you back on track.

4 Keys to Men’s Mental Health

1) Minimize Stress: This is essential for overall health and wellness. Make a place in your day for prayer, Bible time, a walk, breathing exercises, quiet time, and meditation as you see fit.

2) Maintain Work/Life Balance: Finding a balance between work and home life is crucial. Set specific boundaries around this so you can be fully present, engaged, and effective in both spaces. There are challenges in both areas and you need to be attentive. You are important, and oftentimes we don’t present ourselves in both places as our best selves.

3) Feel Your Feelings: In today’s culture, men often suppress their true feelings. Sharing your truth with others and ensuring it is heard in your family is essential. If you are unable to do this, you should first speak with your spouse or significant other. You should also speak with your friends at your church and/or local community, and then, if needed, seek professional help. Your voice is necessary!

4) Stay Mindful: Mindfulness is also necessary. As discussed above, make sure you make time for yourself. Eventually, you will know when you are in a good place to handle life. Make sure you are doing what’s necessary to be your best. If you are feeling anxious or stressed, take a moment for yourself and get to a place where you decrease this so you can be at your finest!

3 Keys to Men’s Social Health

1) Find Your True Supporters: Surround yourself with people who support what’s best for you and your family. One great test with others is making sure they are happy with both your wins and losses. The unfortunate truth is that some wish for your failure. Surround yourself with people who support your success and celebrate your wins with you. They should listen when things are tough and give supportive feedback that helps you move towards winning when struggling.

2) Join a Group: Put yourself out there and participate in groups that support your vision for you and your family. This will help you see others’ challenges and have a true sense of reality. This is often lost in social media when constantly seeing others’ highlights. In addition, there is something powerful about not focusing on our struggles and helping others instead. Lastly, when we are in groups and share what we are working towards, they can help to keep us accountable.

3) Give Back to Your Community: Giving and supporting others financially and with our time helps us realize that our funds and our time are bigger than us. When we donate our time and money, we are part of something bigger than ourselves and it helps put life into perspective.

Holistic wellness for men is such a big category, and this article gives you a few places to focus on to be happiest. The world demands and needs your finest self—this doesn’t mean you have to be on all the time and not authentic; it means you bring the best version of yourself when you can. The world has never needed men to show up more than now and be their best for themselves and their families. If you ever require support in this or if we can help in any way, please reach out. We would love to support you in this process.