As a man, you want to be in top physical and mental condition in order to reach your goals and lead a more productive lifestyle. In order to attain this level of productivity, there are certain daily rituals and habits you should introduce into your daily routine that will help you become healthier and enable you to reach new heights.
Here are seven healthy things you should be doing every day.
Get enough sleep
Not only is a good night’s sleep important for your visual appearance, but it also regulates many essential bodily functions such as balancing hormones, regulating healthy brain functions and emotional wellbeing as well as increasing physical health.
The older you get, the less sleep you require, but as a young man, you should be getting 7-9 hours of quality sleep each night. In order to ensure quality sleeping cycles, go to bed at the same time, preferably before 11 pm.
Drink plenty of water
The more active you are, the more water your body requires on a daily basis. You might have heard the popular “scientific” rule that 1.5 l of water is required for optimal performance, but the truth is that such an amount constitutes the bare minimum your body needs in order to function somewhat properly ‒ and you need a lot more than that. In fact, if you’re an active individual with a bodyweight higher than 70 kg, then you should be drinking more than 2 l of water a day.
Healthy eating is one of the most important health habits for a man. You are what you eat, and if you want to be productive and healthy year round, you should start to pay attention to what you put in your mouth. This means you should cut down on your sugar intake, skip the processed and canned foods, and stick to raw, natural, and organic foods ‒ your body will thank you.
Because of the hectic nature of the modern-day lifestyle, it is important to establish some healthy routines, such as a massage, going to a sauna and getting a complete spa treatment in order to de-stress, loosen up and release the toxins from your body through sweat and relaxation.
Groom, rinse, repeat
You can avoid some of the most annoying health problems such as ingrown hairs, skin rashes, as well as serious skin-related illnesses by carefully choosing your grooming essentials and establishing a daily skin-nourishing routine. Be sure to trim your beard and body hair daily, and introduce a morning and nighttime skincare regime that will keep your skin looking young and shiny.
You can start by carefully washing your face with organic soap and warm water and then proceed to apply a moisturizer cream. Repeat the process in the evening, only this time use a nighttime anti-wrinkle pomade.
Ditch the coffee, drink some tea
Coffee can be quite addictive, and if you do not control your intake, you could be damaging your health in the long run by decreasing your quality of sleep, staying awake for too long and becoming more prone to stress and anxiety due to its stimulating effects One of the best health hacks is ditching your bad coffee habit and exploring thousands of different types of tea, each with its own unique health benefits.
Probably one of the most overlooked and underutilized health routines among men is the daily self-examination. You can catch many illnesses early by simply examining your body for changes on a daily basis, thus making it easier to treat any symptoms and overcome any challenge.
However, there are areas of the body you can never inspect yourself, and one of them is your prostate. As you get older, you are running a greater risk of prostate illnesses, and in order to stay safe and healthy, you should pay regular visits to Dr Haddad, who is one of the leading urologists in Australia.
Ensuring a long and healthy life should not be difficult, it should be fun and rewarding. By implementing these essential health habits, you will have no problems creating a more productive and happier lifestyle!
Written by: Peter Minkoff