Which are the best health tips for men improve and maintain in the 24 – 30 age group?
Below are the best health tips for men guidelines I implement in my daily life and routine, and if you begin to adopt some or all of these tips, it’s could be your body’s best year yet.
The time for making official New Year’s resolutions may have passed, but it’s never too late to reshape and revitalize your lifestyle.
1. Cut back on the consumption of gluten-containing foods.
One great way to reduce your gluten intake is to choose gluten-free complex carbs like brown rice, quinoa, legumes, pumpkin, and beans.
2. NEVER consume artificial sweeteners or diet sodas.
3. Reduce your stress.
Find a technique that works best for you and practice a stress reliever daily. Some examples of good stress relievers include meditation, deep breathing, yoga, chi gong, walking, barefoot walking, tea, and reading. Choose anything! This will keep your adrenal glands healthy and your hormones balanced.
4. Try to exercise four to five times per week, 30 to 45 minutes each session.
Keep your body moving in your favorite way. I am very against boot camp and pushing the body to any kind of extreme (sorry, guys). I love interval training, weight training, Pilates, yoga, and a 30-minute jog, and I walk on the weekends (whenever I can, really) because I love the fresh air and it clears my mind.
On this note: Change your mentality. Stop exercising because “you will lose weight if you do.” Stop putting pressure on yourself. Exercise because it is a mood booster, mind clearer, and is healthy for your heart!
5. Eat through the rainbow.
Variety! I know how easy it can be to get stuck on a particular food and repeat it for months, but please change it up — especially your breakfast.
6. Learn to love your veggies.
Eat them with every meal. Aim to have five servings of mixed veggies every day. Get those B vitamins! I try to have at least two vegetarian meals per week, as I feel my body does well with the occasional break from animal protein.
7. Chew your food.
Stop inhaling it. Practice mindful eating. I am committed to sitting down and eating my meals in a calm state for optimal digestion and absorption.
8. Hydrate — water, water, water — whenever you can!
Limit caffeine to once daily (before lunch) MAX. If you are feeling anxious or you can’t sleep well, cut it completely for a week or two and see the difference!
9. Put technology to bed.
Switch off your electronic devices by 9pm and put your phone on airplane mode away from your head. Please!
10. Get more sleep.
Aim for at least eight hours every night. You should also try to schedule time for rest or solitude, even if it’s just five minutes a day. It will maximize your quality of life and cement a good relationship between you and your body.
11. Get organized on a Sunday!
Or whichever day suits you best. Stock your fridge and pantry as best as you can for the week. This really keeps me on track and supports my healthy eating.
12. Start your day with a good breakfast.
Your breakfast should be rich in protein and good fats. A smoothie is the ultimate breakfast in my eyes, since it keeps blood sugars stable and allows for easy absorption of vitamins and minerals.
13. Wake up with a delicious ritual.
Here’s a good example: Open eyes, stretch, smile, give thanks, drink your lemon water, refresh. Then you can check your phone and emails. This will set a good tone for your day.