5 Life-Changing Steps to Improve Your Life

According to the United States Boys and men in the U.S. die 5.6 years earlier than women on average and die at higher rates from nine of the top 10 leading causes of death. Make sure all of the men in your life share these healthy tips and inspire them to follow these 5 healthy habits.

Give your heart some TLC

One of the leading causes of death for people is heart disease. In making sure you eat fresh fruits and vegetables and take supplements for men every day, you will give your heart some TLC. Choosing foods that are a variety of colors is a simple way to ensure you get a good diet. There’s no need for a heart healthy diet to be dull or bland. Find out which foods are part of a healthy diet in your head.

Move your body

Indiana ranks not only for adults, but also for children, as one of the most obese states in the U.S. The good news is that research shows that moderate exercise can help improve your health by only 30 minutes a day. Tap the graph below to discover 8 easy ways from the American College of Sports Medicine to make time for 7 minutes of exercise.

Make an appointment with your doctor

In men, life expectancy is 5 years lower than for women, and for preventive health tests people are 100 percent less likely to visit their doctor. Why does preventive care matter so much? Preventive care can help you maintain good health and identify any health problems early on before they become a major challenge that can allow you and your family to have a better quality of life. Find a doctor with whom you are confident so that you can explore all facets of your health freely from mental health to sexual health and general well-being.

Quit Smoking

Whether you’re smoking cigarettes, smoke, or chewing tobacco, you probably know that nicotine and the additional cigarette chemicals can lead to high blood pressure, cancer, and more. Are you aware that tobacco can lead to poor mental health as well? Recent studies show that people who stop smoking have less depression, anxiety, and tension compared to those who continue to smoke, and have increased positive mood and quality of life. While smoking rates across the U.S. have fallen, still smoke 21 percent of Hoosiers is higher than the national average. Through offering the boot cigarettes, you will improve your own wellbeing and help to boost Indiana’s safety scores.

Take Care of your mental health

Your mental health is inseparable from your physical health, so make sure that you take care of your mental and emotional well-being is important. Over 6 million men report depression struggle, and over 3 million men report anxiety struggle. Sometimes people are more hesitant to seek help for depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues because they are afraid it makes them look vulnerable or because they believe they should be able to handle it alone. Recently, well-known male athletes and entertainers shared their mental health issues to help other people feel comfortable sharing their experiences and seeking help.Kevin Love from Cleveland Cavaliers wrote an article entitled “Everyone Is Going Through Something” to share his battle with panic attacks and NFL player Brandon Marshall shared his experience with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) as well.