As we saw a few days ago in another post in this blog, thanks to the Movember movement, November is a rather different month due to the focus on health, particularly men’s health.
In addition to the global mission to raise awareness and funds, the Movember movement is also taking advantage of the demand for moustaches to bring a whole series of health tips to the public attention. All too often, we just do not pay any heed to these.
Prevention and commitment to our health are essential
We tend to use these watchwords regularly in this blog. Just as in other areas of our daily lives, such as servicing the car or keeping our sports equipment in tip-top condition, we need to know about a series of variables, which we can use as a baseline to understand how healthy we are at any time. Key indicators Here are some health numbers we should monitor regularly for the good of our health:
- Blood pressure
- Blood glucose
- Body Mass Index (BMI)
- “Good” cholesterol (HDL) and “bad” cholesterol (LDL)
Family History This is one of the most important factors when making a diagnosis. Our genes can be a determining factor in the development of many diseases:
- Some types of cancer
- Cerebrovascular disease
- Heart disease
- Many others
So, it is essential you know everything about which illnesses your parents, brothers and sisters and direct relatives have had. Manage your stress levels and the quality of your sleep Our state of mind affects our health.
This is easy to say, but it should not be so complicated to be able to keep our stress at healthy levels and so avoid worse problems. How long we sleep and the quality of our sleep can improve our general wellbeing as long as we follow good sleep patterns and routines.
Nutrition, exercise and healthy habits
Increasingly, there are new and more in-depth studies about the beneficial properties contained in many different foods, especially in fruit and vegetables. If we take advantage of these beneficial properties, do some exercise, cut down on smoking and drinking alcohol, or stop altogether, we will see a significant improvement in our health.
Sooner rather than later
One of the problems about looking after our health is that this is often not one of our priorities. Work and our families come first. However, hours or days can be decisive factors when diagnosing or treating some diseases. So, go and see your doctor at the first sign of any worrying symptoms.
These tips are just a small part of the recommendations that Movember makes to millions of people. Best Doctors endorses them and we commit to continue promoting health, expanding on these types of health tips every week in this blog.