Together, our employees and friends at All American Clothing Co. are celebrating men`s health month in June! The purpose of men’s health month is to bring awareness to a healthy lifestyle. It is also an important time to seek medical advice and check-ups with your health care provider. Below are 5 tips to help get you started.
1 – Get Enough Sleep
Our number one advice is to get sleep! You cannot stay energized to make healthy decisions throughout the day without sleep. Try to get at least 7-9 hours of sleep if you can!
2 – Eat Healthier
The foods you eat impact your body in many ways. A healthy diet helps keep the body functioning at its best and can improve your mood. For example, omega-3 fatty acids are great for the heart, brain and skin plus they help reduce stress. Fruit is another healthy choice that can lift your spirits, probably because many types of fruit contain vitamin C which can help improve your mood.
3 – Get Active 30 Minutes A Day
Every day, set aside at least 30 minutes to do some type of physical activity and do something you enjoy so that it doesn't feel like a chore. Even if lifting weights or running aren't you're thing there are still plenty of ways to get active each day. Take a walk around the block, ride a bike, play with the kids in the back yard; even doing household chores like mowing or going to the grocery can help.
4 – Get Social
Share all the healthy decisions you are making with family, friends, and even colleagues at work! Start a fitness group on social media where you can be held accountable. Friends can be the best motivators.
5 – Make some time for YOU
Make some time to do the things you WANT to do not just the things you need to do. Go play golf, head to a ballgame, or watch TV with your family, these aren’t just fun ideas, they’re best practices that help you keep stress at bay. If you’re having difficulty finding time for leisure, look for creative ways to get some “you” time, like listening to audiobooks and podcasts on your drive to work or while you’re taking care of the yard.