5 Health Tips For Men

Posted on June 29th, 2022 by Orthopaedic Specialty Group

June is Men’s Health Month! Now is a great time to make sure you or the men in your life are prioritizing their health and well-being. 

To celebrate Men’s Health Month, here are five tips to help men live happier, healthier, and longer.

Get Regular Health Checkups

Even if you’re feeling okay, it’s important not to skip your regular health checkups. Be sure to keep up with routine doctor exams and see any recommended specialists. This is one of the best ways to promote good health and to catch any health conditions early before they worsen. Also, don’t forget to ask your doctor about recommended cancer screenings!

Learn About Your Family History

Family history can make you more at risk for certain illnesses and diseases. Knowing any family history of hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and other health conditions and sharing them with your doctor can help you develop a plan of action to minimize your risks and increase your chances of early detection. 

Get Regular Exercise

Regular exercise helps promote a healthy heart, builds muscles, and can help you maintain a healthy weight. It is recommended to get at least 30 minutes of physical activity in a day. Try incorporating more walking, taking the stairs, and stretching into your daily routine as a starting point.  

Watch What You Eat

Another way to promote good overall health is to watch your diet. It’s best to ensure your meals consist of various nutritious and vitamin-rich foods, such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean meats. It’s also recommended to limit your intake of saturated fats, sodium, and sugar. 

Ditch Bad Habits

If you don’t currently smoke, don’t start. If you are an avid smoker, speak with your doctor about quitting. As well, it’s best to manage your alcohol consumption and avoid binge drinking, as heavy drinking can cause damaging health problems.

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It’s crucial to seek expert medical treatment if you struggle with problems or pain associated with your bones or joints. Give the professionals at Orthopaedic Specialty Group a call at (203) 337-2600, and let us know how we can help you! Don’t let that pain hold you back from living your life. Your health and safety are our top priority.