Simple Men’s Health Resolutions for the New Year
The transition into a new year gives us a chance to reassess our lifestyles and think about how we can lead healthier lives. In January, many of us make the resolution to be fitter, healthier, and more productive. However, the best of intentions often fall by the wayside the first few weeks of the year roll by. One of the biggest reasons we fail to stick to our resolutions is that we create goals that are too big or not actionable enough.
If your goal is to become healthier in 2021, think of it as a slow and steady marathon rather than a sprint. Making small changes across various areas of your life will ultimately be easier to manage and make it more likely for you to keep your healthy new year’s resolutions through the end of the year and beyond. Here are some ideas to help you get started:
1) Stay Hydrated
Drinking more water is one of the easiest things you can do to improve your health. The right amount of water is essential for the human body, as it aids in digestion, kidney function, recovery after exercise, and more. To drink more water, simply have a glass of water with every meal and snack. Always keep a bottle of water on hand.
2) Limit Your Vices
By now, we all know how damaging habits such as excessive alcohol consumption, smoking, and too much caffeine can be for your body. While alcohol, for example, is fine in moderation, too much can increase your risk of liver disease and other serious chronic illnesses.
Other bad habits, such as smoking, shouldn’t be indulged in even to a limited extent. Smoking is considered a risk factor in just about every single condition and illness. If you smoke, make 2021 the year you quit.
3) Think About Your Fertility
It’s a common misconception that men don’t have to worry about their fertility as much as women do. However, the truth of the matter is that almost 50% of infertility cases can be at least partially attributed to male factor infertility. If you’ve never thought about your fertility, then 2021 is the year to start. This can be as simple as making an appointment to see a fertility specialist and getting a semen analysis done.
To learn more, contact Male Fertility & Sexual Medicine Specialists today.