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10 Easy Ways to Be a Healthier Man Right Now

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Being healthy can be hard, especially when your buddies insist on wings and beer as your game-night munchies. If you’re wondering how to live a healthier life and feel better, we’ve got some good news: It’s simple to make a quick pivot and achieve that goal. Just follow these 10 easy tips, and you’ll soon be the healthiest guy in your circle of friends.

  1. Eat less red meat

    We get it, you need your steak. But substituting red meat with alternative protein sources like fish, chicken, nuts, low-fat dairy products, and whole grains can reap big rewards. You can still take the odd stab at a tomahawk steak – just save it for a special occasion.

  2. Take a hike

    Regular five-block walks may lower your risk of heart attack by up to 25%. Next time it’s your turn to take out the dog, take a detour. Your heart will thank you.

  3. Don’t go to bed angry

    Like it or not, mental health matters. So get right with your lover before hitting the hay.

  4. Popeye wasn’t wrong

    Spinach really is a superfood, packed with iron, omega-3s and folate (which helps with blood flow). If you really don’t like the leafy greens, throw a handful into a morning smoothie and you’ll hardly know it’s there.

  5. Popeye wasn’t wrong

    Spinach really is a superfood, packed with iron, omega-3s and folate (which helps with blood flow). If you really don’t like the leafy greens, throw a handful into a morning smoothie and you’ll hardly know it’s there.

  6. Be like Buddha

    It might sound strange, but meditating even 10 minutes a day can be a game-changer. You’ll notice improvements in concentration, memory and reasoning skills on top of physical health benefits.

  7. The beer necessities

    Guys who drink one to two drinks a day at most reduce their chance of heart attack by almost 30%.

  8. Get your sleep on

    According to StatsCan, men report sleeping less than women on average. The reasons aren’t fully understood, but things like young kids, work stress and a lack of exercise can eat away at the length and quality of your Zs. Aim for between 7 and 9 hours of sleep.

  9. Get your freak on

    Besides the cardio workout, guys who have sex regularly live longer. Refer to Tip #3 if you need help with your pre-bed game.

  10. Stop your body from rusting

    Antioxidants are like a protective coating that stops your body from rusting. Blueberries, pomegranate juice, and even dark chocolate are packed with the stuff.

  11. Get up, stand up

    Sitting for too long doesn’t just mess with your neck and back, it can affect your mental health, weight, and even your sex drive. Break up the work day by standing up at least once an hour to avoid long-term health problems.

References

Reference: (CV Alcohol) Rimm EB, Giovannucci EL, Willett WC, Colditz GA, Ascherio A, Rosner B, Stampfer MJ. Prospective study of alcohol consumption and risk of coronary disease in men. Lancet. 1991 Aug 24;338(8765):464-8.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1678444

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