As a modern man, you are faced with various challenges on a daily basis. Some of these challenges are fun, but most require time, mental effort and strategizing. In order to stay on top of your game and crush every challenge you face, no matter the day, no matter the circumstances, you need to be in peak physical and mental condition.
And that is why, in order to surpass yourself and become an even better man tomorrow, you need to start following these 7 health habits today.
Not only is sleeping less than 8 hours a night not optimal, it can actually be detrimental to your health in the long run. You need sleep to regenerate, recuperate, to let your central nervous system heal from all daily activities, and it has tremendous health benefits. So make sure you get the proper amount of shut-eye every night.
If you’re not exercising already, then it’s high time fitness became an inseparable part of your lifestyle and your daily routine. Regular physical activity, sometimes lasting no more than 15 minutes a day, will have positive effects on your health and make you will feel younger, stronger and you’ll have a more positive outlook on life induced by the surge of happy hormones rushing through your body.
One of the things that separate a real man from the boys is the way they perceive the world around them and how they let it affect their life and mental health. When you are young, you’re overly emotional and tend to lash out and stress over any little problem the world presents, while a true, healthy man chooses his words and picks which challenges are worth the emotional stress and which are not.
In order to preserve your health, mental clarity and sound judgement you need to stop worrying, start thinking rationally and calmly, and de-stress your life.
Most men somehow seem to not understand the importance of personal hygiene to their overall health as well as its role in attracting the fairer sex. How do you expect a woman to like you if your teeth have coffee stains and you neck smells like the inside of your gym bag? Exactly.
That is why you need to do your best to be clean and trimmed, buffed and shiny by always having your grooming essentials at hand in case of emergencies or unexpected developments (perhaps you’ll have a date right after work), not only because it’s good for you, but also because your date will appreciate it.
There is a lot of pressure to always be the best, compete with your peers, deliver outstanding results whatever you do, whether it’s studying, working, exercising, pleasing your family, friends and girlfriend, that sometimes it becomes too much to bear.
If you want to stay on top of your game and achieve more, you need healthy supplements. Take a daily vitamin D capsule as it promotes healthy processes throughout the body along with a smart pill supplement to keep your mental capabilities high throughout the day.
Fix your diet
You are what you eat. And you don’t want to feel like a 70-year-old while in your 20s, so be sure to have a rich and nutritious diet full of vitamins, minerals and essential amino acids. That means you should skip all processed foods, sugars and sugary drinks and stick to lean meat, vegetables and healthy fats.
Additionally, among all other health hacks, drinking more water seems to be the most effective one on the human body. Your body requires a lot of water to function properly, so make sure you drink according to your bodyweight.
Get regular checkups
Finally, if you’re not visiting the doctor on a regular basis, that is every six months for a regular, total body checkup, you are not only running a risk of not catching a condition early on, but you are also training your mind to fear the doctor and the news a random checkup may bring.
The key is not to worry, to stay positive and look at the entire process as something that will prolong and promote a healthy life.
Introduce these health habits into your lifestyle gradually, and you will become an even better man than you were before.
Written by: Peter Minkoff