Real Talk About Men's Health

February 15, 2024
Real Talk About Men's Health
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Happy Men's Health Week and Father's Day! This article focuses on health concerns that affect men more than woman. We will explore science-backed strategies that can naturally enhance your lifestyle and help mitigate these ailments. Additionally, we challenge you to break the stereotypes and redefine what it means to be a healthy man. It's not just about physical fitness; it's about nurturing your mind, body, and spirit. Join us as we celebrate Men's Health Week and embark on this transformative journey. Keep reading to learn more! Please note, if you have a serious health concern or are facing a medical emergency, consult a licensed medical professional as soon as possible.

Men face several health issues that require special attention. Some examples include heart disease, alcoholism, suicide, workplace accidents, and others. A significant challenge is that men are unlikely to seek help when they do have a health issue, preferring to tough it out without consulting a doctor. With that being said, adopting a healthy lifestyle can help mitigate these health concerns. That's why we're focusing on men's health this week, and why you should too. Let's promote a positive approach to living a healthy life! It's worth noting that while our focus is on men, this advice is beneficial for everyone. We firmly believe that sound health and wellness is for everyone.

Staying Active 

One of the best things you can do for yourself, both now and for the future, is to stay active. It doesn’t matter how intense your activity is, even a 30-minute walk every day can help improve your cardiovascular health. 

The benefits of physical exercise are mind-blowing! As we mentioned previously, it’s essential for your heart health. Another benefit is that it helps balance your endocannabinoid system (ECS), leading to what people often refer to as “runner’s high,” which is basically a natural feeling of well-being that athletes experience during intense cardio exercise. This leads us to the next benefit of physical activity: it’s great for your mental wellness. Exercise can improve your mood, help you feel more confident and relaxed, and even reduce stress. Plus, it’s like a fountain of youth; when you exercise regularly, you age slower. Active people tend to look and feel younger than their chronological age. 

Of course, as we age, our muscles and joints experience natural wear and tear, and it becomes a bit harder to recover from exercise or minor injuries. That’s why it’s essential to have a good recovery routine in place that supports your body’s natural recovery processes. By using natural products and ingredients such as menthol, camphor, and CBD, you can create a recovery routine that helps you bounce back faster after intense exercise or sports sessions. You’ll soothe your muscles and joints, and stay in the game for longer. Level Select CBD Sports Cream contains a potent blend of camphor, menthol, and CBD for plant-powered recovery that allows you to keep going with minimal downtime. If you want a high concentration of CBD and menthol, Level Select CBD Sport Recovery Patches are formulated with 60mg of CBD per patch on a breathable adhesive patch. Just set a patch on the affected area and let it work its magic all day long! 

‍Managing Stress & Sleeping Well 

There’s another aspect of a healthy lifestyle that is underrated and often ignored. Our modern-day lifestyles are filled with stress. From daily traffic commutes, work-related stress, economic issues, a pandemic, plus the usual family and work obligations, it can seem like everything is designed to make us feel stressed out. This can increase the production of the stress hormone, cortisol, which comes with an increased risk of many health conditions. Not the most ideal situation. 

There are plenty of strategies for managing stress that can help mitigate these effects, and you can try them now, free of charge, in the comfort of your own home! First, practice mindfulness. Some people hear the word mindfulness and think it means they need to join a monastery or live in an ashram. While those things are great if you’re into that, they’re not the only way to add mindfulness to your daily life. Begin by trying breathing exercises every day that help you focus on the present moment. If you wish to take it further, join a meditation group or even download an app. Simply practicing awareness of the present moment and staying grounded in your surroundings can do wonders for staying mindful

The second part of the equation is sleeping better. To do that, you need to practice better sleep hygiene, such as eliminating screens before sleep. Try to sleep in a room that’s not too hot, or too cold. Before sleep, engage in relaxing activities such as reading a book, taking a warm bath, or meditating. You can also add herbal teas made with ingredients such as chamomile, valerian root, or lemon balm, herbs that have been used for thousands of years to promote relaxation. Try adding some Level Select CBD Restful Sleep Gummies to your sleep routine. Formulated with a combination of CBD, melatonin, and lemon balm, these gummies may help support your relaxation and your body’s natural sleep cycle. Or, if you don’t like gummies, try Level Select CBD ZZZ Drops, which contain CBD and melatonin. They’re also great for unwinding after a long day and helping you prepare for sleep. 

Support Your Gut Health & the Gut-Brain Axis

Scientists have discovered recently that our gut plays a huge role in our well-being. Not only is it important for our digestive wellness, but it’s also essential for our mental wellness. The reason for this is that our gut is populated by trillions of species of bacteria and microorganisms that live in symbiosis with us (meaning we have a harmonious partnership with them). These microorganisms help support our digestion and immunity and even influence our mood and mental health through the Gut-Brain Axis. Our thriving community of microorganisms is known as the gut microbiome. 

To support our friendly bacteria colonies, it’s essential to have a healthy diet that includes plenty of fruit, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, healthy fats, and fermented foods. When it comes to healthy bacteria, fermented foods are filled with probiotics (friendly bacteria). Not sure what counts as fermented food? Here’s a short list of some of the common fermented foods you can find at your local supermarket. 

  • Natural yogurt
  • Kefir
  • Miso
  • Kimchi
  • Kombucha

Another way to add more probiotics to your diet is to take probiotic supplements. If you want to enhance your gut health, why not try Probulin Colon Support? Packed with a high concentration of beneficial bifidobacteria, with a 12-strain probiotic blend for optimal potency, as well as a prebiotic inulin which serves as food for the probiotics’ survival. If you don’t love the fermented foods mentioned above or if you feel you’re not getting enough probiotics, you can add them to your diet in a convenient and safe way with Probulin supplements

Finally, these are some of the many options available to maintain men’s health. With Level Select CBD you can stay active, recover better, and stay in excellent shape for longer. With Probulin probiotics, you can maintain balance in your gut and enhance the beneficial effects of your gut microbiome. It really is a simple formula: stay active, eat healthy, manage your stress, and get a restful night’s sleep. Happy Men’s Health Week and Father’s Day! This is for all Dads everywhere! 

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