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What is men’s health and why is it important to take care of it?

10 January 2023

Men’s health refers to all issues related to the physical, mental, and emotional well-being and balance of men and includes the main causes of death and how to reduce them.

The importance of maintaining good male health lies in identifying the risk factors for your health and beginning to take measures to reduce them and prevent possible illnesses and accidents. The leading causes of death in men can be prevented by paying attention to certain health aspects.

For this reason, we share with you some actions to take adequate control of your well-being as a man:

Get regular check-ups

Even if you do not have symptoms or feel discomfort in your health, it is important to have regular check-ups to prevent and detect possible diseases and thus start early treatment.

Reduce alcohol consumption.

Alcohol abuse increases the risk of injuries and traffic accidents, as well as liver damage, cancer, and heart disease in the long term. Excess alcohol can also affect your mental health. Stopping or consuming it moderately can improve your health.

Quit smoking.

Among the consequences of smoking tobacco is the risk of developing cancer, lung and heart diseases, and strokes, as well as causing impotence in men. Quitting smoking is one of the best decisions for good health.

Take care of your diet.

Including fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, and cereals in your daily diet helps prevent diseases such as diabetes. Limit your intake of salt, sugars, and saturated fats.

Get active

Practice moderate physical activity for at least 2.5 hours a week. Exercising helps maintain a healthy weight, reduces the risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and cancer; it can also help fight depression.


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