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Men’s Health & Mental Wellbeing – Why Is It Important?

Men’s Health & Mental Wellbeing – Why Is It Important?

Mental wellbeing and physical health are two of the significant factors that can derail a man’s life. The ongoing pandemic has shown us that even a robust body stands no ground. There’s more to health now. Besides, the world also witnessed that several male athletes pulled out of their respective sports in the last 3-4 months to prioritize their mental and physical wellbeing. Furthermore, talking about statistics, here are three significant causes of deaths in order – heart disease, cancer, and most importantly, unintentional injury. So, how does it get better? What are the ways that can be implemented to prioritize a man’s health and wellbeing? These are some questions that need quick addressing.

Not only have these numbers been consistent worldwide, but they are similar across ethnic and racial populations, as per the report by the Center for Disease Control.

Economic Considerations for Men’s Health

Most research departments, entities, policy-makers, hospitals, and marketers have under-emphasized male health considerably despite the health care trends. But, why does this matter? The death of a male member of the family has its ramifications. Early deaths of the male head can severely affect the child’s education and income groups. Such an event can leave a long-term impact on the family. Some may overcome the numbers, and others might simply succumb to this.

A Range of Health Issues

Besides cancer, cardiovascular disease, and hypertension, diabetes is also higher in men than women. Alarmingly, 80% is the correct figure that tends to affect men regarding heart diseases. Moreover, when friends and family are asked about warning signals, they pointed out that men never discussed any issue with their heart disease (fatigue, chest pain, and shortness of breath) before any fatal event.

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et another disease that can alter a male’s life is a lung disease caused by smoking, colon cancer of the lung, liver, bladder, psychiatric disorders, suicide, or obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Holistically Addressing Men’s Health

One of the positive news is that the risk factors involved in cardiovascular diseases, unintentional injuries, and cancer are well known. However, once they are acknowledged, intercepted, and identified, they can be modified. And, such modifications and alterations can come through lifestyle changes, diet, or surgical and medical intervention.

In the United States, men report various risk factors for substandard health, including over 20% who smoke, over 30% with obesity, and 80% who do not involve themselves in any form of exercise.

Barriers to Proper Health Care

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While proper healthcare can be subjective, in a male’s chart, it is more about their ego. Seeking medical help or advice demonstrates a form of weakness, as per several male members of society. Besides, some research pieces have stated that men approach health issues differently than their gender counterparts. In addition, it is also known that most men are uninsured or under-insured.

As a result, several health departments and organizations have started enrolling male employees into their health insurance schemes and programs. They believe a male member of the society, family, or organization can only earn if their physical or mental wellbeing is prioritized.

Urology and Men’s Health

Urologists tend to play an integral role in men’s health. In addition, men often see urologists regarding their medical issues like erectile dysfunction, low sex drive, or urinary difficulty.

As a result, it is essential to treat and diagnose these diseases to improve their situation. Many of such urological problems may be related to high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, cancer, psychiatric factors, or hormonal issues. Even in a healthy man with minor urologic problems, preventative education and cancer screening are a must.

Prioritize Mental Wellbeing

When it comes to Asian men and people working in the Middle East, it would be fair to say that most migrated workers are men. Not only are they working for extended hours for additional pay, but they are also being overworked by several organizations. While many agencies have reported the over-exploitation of migrated male workers, some have organized movements and walks to raise awareness. However, we still have a way to go. So, how do we make a mark? Well, one can take the initiative to check on someone we know out of our families.

Aim of Men’s Health

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The primary objective of “men’s health” is to enhance the ease and access of men’s healthcare and tailor specific diagnostic and screening strategies for them at various life stages. Cardiovascular disease, unintentional injury, and cancer are three leading causes of mishappenings amongst men worldwide. All these health-specific issues can be administered, modified, and treated if they get reported on time. Speaking of which, one must not forget to report these if acknowledged. Visiting a healthcare practitioner to talk about all these issues can be beneficial in several ways. So, what are you waiting for?

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Men’s Health – Why Is It Important?

Men’s Health – Why Is It Important?

The modern structure has nothing to do with how our health functions. And, when it comes to men’s health and well-being, one has to emphasize more. This is not only because they need more attention or spend more time outside, but it is about how they lead their life. While many men are engrossed in their routine and official work throughout the day, they might deescalate their health sequences. Going to the gym, running, exercising, swimming, or even cycling is not their priority list. This is why there is an ever-so-increasing focus on the advantages of physical exercise.

Physical activity is essential for both mental and physical health. Besides, lack of physical movement and exercise is linked to many adverse health problems, including heart disease, obesity, and many forms of cancer. One of the most common reasons men provide is insufficient time because of study or work commitments, age, lack of interest, and ongoing illness and injuries. Well, the list goes on, and it does not appear it would meet its final step. And, know that any physical activity is better than no activity at all.

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The general suggestions and recommendations by experts and professionals are that one should aim for a minimum of 30 minutes of moderate physical activity on several days and avoid long hours of sitting. And, if you are over 40, overweight, or haven’t indulged in physical activities, consider seeing your healthcare provider. This is because pre-exercise screening is essential to determine and identify people with a medical background that may land them at a posing risk of experiencing health issues. So, let’s hover over the barriers that men put forth and how to overcome them.

Lack of time

Men aged between 25-45 are primarily busy with family and work commitments. This is when their leisure time is limited, and they think of choosing enjoyable activities rather than running and spending sweat. One research suggests that men can break the 30-minutes routine into two halves in the day and spend that time exercising in numerous ways. One can also indulge in a fun activity like throwing a frisbee in a park and catching it. This will allow your muscles to expand and contract. You can also choose to walk for a total of 10-15 minutes in your lunch breaks.

If you are a bit lucky, your potential office might also have gym equipment. However, in the end, lack of time is not an exercise, and you need to overcome it now.

Lack of interest

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Some men only believe in ‘no pain, no gain’ quotes and think that only uncomfortable and excruciating activities and exercises are ideal. However, physical activity doesn’t have to be specifically vigorous. Any activity that tends to work your muscle groups like walking, washing the car, or even gardening can demand several health benefits.

Lack of motivation

As you may already know, many men view health as a low priority. Speaking of which, if you think you’re thin and do not need activities, you are wrong. Well-being and health have nothing to do with being thin, skinny, or underweight. As a result, consider exercising with your friend or join an activity group where everybody can push each other. And, if you can’t find a buddy or a group to exercise and indulge with, do your activities like walking to buy groceries.

Incorporate physical activities

If you plan, you will more likely integrate and administer physical exercises and activities into your day. Some of the suggestions are provided in the rundown.

  • Ponder over the factors and reasons that tend to discourage you.
  • Educate yourself more about the advantages of physical activities.
  • Make up your mind on what physical activity suits you the best.
  • If you have a set routine, look into it and find half an hour and allow yourself to break free for those few minutes. You can give yourself that at least.
  • This is the most important. Set reasonable goals for yourself. And, don’t forget to monitor and observe your progress.
  • Update physical activity objectives regularly and document all the advantages to your quality of life.
  • And, remember to see your healthcare provider for advice, check-up, referral, and support.

Incidental physical activity

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There are endless ways through which one can appreciate their health and find reasons to indulge in one. Mentioned below are some of them:

  • Cycle or walk to local shops rather than taking a bike or car.
  • Get off the train, bus, or any public transport you’re using and walk the rest of the miles.
  • Consider washing your car on weekends.
  • Take the stairs and not the lift.
  • Sex is also one of the best exercises you can indulge in.

Where to get help?

  • Your healthcare provider
  • Exercising groups
  • Local councils

It might be the right time for you to begin. So, do not waste any precious second of yours and make the most of it.

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