Physical Vitality, Mental Resilience, Emotional Equilibrium: Key To Men’s Optimal Health
Last updated on December 4th, 2023 at 11:50 am
Men are more likely to end up suffering from serious injuries, owing to their involvement in high-risk professions such as military and construction. The prevalence of obesity and Sexually Transmitted Diseases also remains higher in men, triggering cardiovascular issues.
But mental resilience and emotional equilibrium are the most overlooked factors influencing men’s overall health. Societal expectations and biased gender roles make men far less likely to speak openly about their mental health concerns, including anxiety and depression.
It has been found that men often downplay their symptoms as expectations and bias limit them to only a stereotypical presentation of an emotionless person, who can’t have mental breakdowns unless he wants to be considered “not manly enough” by the society.
How Can Men Take Care Of Testosterone Levels?
As per The Indian Express, Dr Disha Sheth, physician, Ruby Hall Clinic, said there is evidence that mood disorders and sexual dysfunction are associated in men, noting sexual dysfunction is likely to trigger depression owing to the psychological burden associated with it.
There are innumerable ways including exercising regularly, maintaining an ideal waist-hip ratio, preventing or controlling diabetes, getting adequate sleep, avoiding substances of abuse, learning to cope better with stress, and eating good food.
How Can Men Be Mindful Of Their Overall Health?
Regular health check-ups, including screenings for cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and prostate health among other conditions, is the key to optimal health. After all, early detection significantly enhances the prospect of getting positive outcomes.
Men must embrace a healthy lifestyle through regular physical activity and a balanced diet. Additionally, it is important to recognise and address mental health concerns, and seek support when necessary. It’s time for discussions around mental health to be destigmatised.
Adhering to safety guidelines is a must. Moreover, men should adopt stress-reducing practices, limit alcohol consumption and tobacco use, maintain bone health as testosterone levels decline with age, and be mindful of their reproductive health.