Why is it important to talk about men’s well-being and nutrition?
By Mr. Varun Khanna
Nutritional needs differ by sex and age. All men, regardless of age, need adequate nutrition from a balanced diet. Simply put, nutrition is the process of obtaining the nutrients we need for health and growth from our diets and for this process to work effectively, healthy eating is the right choice of foods and beverages. .
Since September is considered Nutrition Month every year, it’s a good time to draw attention to the need for a balanced and diverse diet. The Prime Minister’s emphasis on using technology to raise awareness of this issue is therefore welcome.
A healthy diet for men should meet their physical and mental needs, fit their lifestyle and reduce their risk of disease. A good diet can also reduce the risk of developing chronic diseases, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, cancer, and even mental health issues like anxiety and depression. However, men are now much more aware of their health after the pandemic. The men’s health and wellness market in India has witnessed phenomenal growth over the last two to three years, with a CAGR of around 16% to 17%.
In addition to male nutrition, it is equally relevant to pay attention to male well-being. Male infertility is one of the fastest growing health problems in the world. The causal factors are numerous. It is pertinent to mention here that health, medical and food experts agree in unison that diet has a significant effect, especially in increasing sperm count. Apart from pills, medications or allopathic treatments, some simple changes in eating habits, men can increase their sperm count. An active life, a nutritious diet and the right kind of supplements make a big difference to your performance in life in general.
Always know what to put on your plate!
Eating right and nourishing the body with the proper nutrients is the easiest way to keep your body healthy. Here are four nutrients men should eat more of daily: magnesium, vitamin D, potassium, and fiber.
The best way to make sure you’re meeting all of your nutrient needs is to consider each one separately. It is impossible to think of eating everything at once in the hope of being healthier overnight. The secret is to be patient. Consult your doctor, know your body and its needs, then set out to become healthier and fitter.
Consult the doctor for your regular check-ups even if you feel well
Regardless of your age or health, getting a physical or wellness check-up once in a while is one of the best things men can do for their personal well-being. The physical exam should also include blood pressure, glucose, and cholesterol tests.
It is also essential to notice changes in your sleeping or bathroom habits. Keep in mind that many serious health issues start with minor issues that, if caught early enough, may have been prevented or treated properly. Instead of assuming you can just “endure it,” invest in your long-term health by talking to your doctor about any health concerns you may have.
Know your family genes!
You may be more likely to develop certain chronic health conditions if your father or other family members have a history of diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, or other chronic conditions. Your doctor can help you create an action plan to reduce these risks and improve your chances of early detection.
Take a break
One of the best ways to deal with stress is to take a break once in a while to maybe play golf, catch a baseball game, or watch TV with your family. If you’re struggling to find time for hobbies, think of creative ways to unwind, like listening to audiobooks and podcasts while you commute to work or tend to the garden.
Keep your body moving
The ideal amount of daily exercise is 30 minutes. But if you’re having trouble working out, keep in mind that even a brisk 20-minute walk with your spouse a few times a week, or regular outdoor playtime with your kids or grandkids, can be good for your heart. . and reduce stress.
(The author is the co-founder of Fast&Up. The opinions expressed are personal and do not reflect the official position or policy of FinancialExpress.com.)