5 Things Every Man Needs To Know To Stay Healthy!

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5 Things Every Man Needs To Know To Stay Healthy!
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Here are 5 simple rules that every man needs to know to STAY HEALTHY!

From man to man here are 5 things that you need to know to stay healthy.

1) EAT RIGHT FOR YOUR HEART

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Most of us know how to eat healthy, but sometimes our impulses take over. You can always consult a dietitian or nutritionist to give yourself a better understanding of what foods are best for your lifestyle.

Go local and reach out to Kerri Sherk of The Fitness Firm who has been a Registered Dietitian (RD) since 1998.

2) GET FIT

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For overall Cardiovascular Health the American Heart Association Recommends

At least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity at least 5 days per week for a total of 150.

OR

At least 25 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity at least 3 days per week for a total of 75 minutes; or a combination of moderate- and vigorous-intensity aerobic activity.

AND

Moderate- to high-intensity muscle-strengthening activity at least 2 days per week for additional health benefits.

Find a local gym, fitness facility, personal training or sport league to kick start your fitness goals. Here are a few LOCAL Burlington Ontario businesses to check out.

The Fitness Firm

Cedar Springs Health, Racquet & Sports Club

Kinnected Training - Personal Trainers

3) ANNUAL CHECK-UPS

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend:

Regular health exams and tests can help find problems before they start. They also can help find problems early, when your chances for treatment and cure are better. By getting the right health services, screenings, and treatments, you are taking steps that help your chances for living a longer, healthier life.

If you don't have a family doctor click HERE to find new family physicians in Halton accepting patients.

4) HYDRATE! DRINK PLENTY OF H2O

How much water should you drink each day? It's a simple question with no easy answer.

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Studies have produced varying recommendations over the years. But your individual water needs depend on many factors, including your health, how active you are and where you live.

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine determined that an adequate daily fluid intake is:

About 15.5 cups (3.7 litres) of fluids for men

About 11.5 cups (2.7 litres) of fluids a day for women

These recommendations cover fluids from water, other beverages and food. About 20 percent of daily fluid intake usually comes from food and the rest from drinks.

Above information was sourced from www.mayoclinic.org

For health reasons it is recommended you use a glass or stainless steel water bottle that are BPA free. Check out your local Burlington Ontario shops for all your water bottle needs!

5) SLEEP (AT LEAST 7-8 HOURS)

The National Sleep Foundation recommends that an adult gets anywhere from 7-9 hours of sleep per night.

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To pave the way for better sleep, follow these simple yet effective healthy sleep tips, including:

  • Stick to a sleep schedule, even on weekends
  • Practice a relaxing bedtime ritual
  • Exercise daily
  • Evaluate your bedroom to ensure ideal temperature, sound and light
  • Sleep on a comfortable mattress and pillows
  • Beware of hidden sleep stealers, like alcohol and caffeine
  • Turn off electronics before bed.

Check out Dr. Matt Lindsay's of Aligned Chiropractic Burlington article "Pillow Talk" to learn more about how your pillow and mattress can affect your sleep.

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