Los Angeles, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/19/2013 -- Much of the media focuses on women’s health and wellness, but men face many of the same health threats in addition to gender unique ones. From couch potatoes to well-trained athletes, all men should be conscious of the following threats to their health, and be aware of how to prevent them.
Heart disease doesn’t discriminate; it’s the leading cause of death in over 600,000 people each year according to a 2009 vital statistics report. Lowering the intake of sodium, trans-fats, and processed foods can assist in preventing the disease, as can increasing daily consumption of leafy green vegetables, healthy oils, and fiber. A minimum of 30 minutes of cardiovascular exercise per day helps increase heart function, and to monitor progress, have cholesterol and blood pressure checked every year beginning at age 25.
Experts estimate more than one-third of American adults are over-weight, with obesity related conditions – such as type 2 diabetes and certain cancers – leading the charge of diseases contributing to preventable death. As mentioned above, combating this threat involves monitoring nutrition, increasing activity, and consuming more water to stay hydrated and stave off hunger.
The second most common cause of cancer death in men is prostate cancer, with the American Cancer Society estimating in 2013, 239,000 men will be diagnosed in the U.S., and approximately 30,000 will die of the disease. While certain nutritional steps can be taken to help prevent the cancer, the best method is early detection. Visiting the doctor to discuss your risk of the disease and receive screening if necessary can aid in early detection, which leads to early treatment and can help you defeat the disease.
Nutritional health and wellness can stave off minor health setbacks that could eventually lead to major health issues. The adage is an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and steps to prevent illnesses cannot only save your life, but will save you thousands of dollars in treatment later on. Take the money you’ll save and invest in a gym membership or fitness class, your body and mind will thank you with a longer more fulfilling life.
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