There is a joke that the best day to be a gym owner is the 1st of January because of all the people who made a New Year’s resolution to get in shape. Sadly, some of them quit as early as the next day. Still, it doesn’t have to be so in your case. We are not talking just about going to the gym and getting ripped, but a lot of other changes you would benefit from. Most notably, there is a series of health resolutions that would do you a world of good in the future and here are five of them.
1. Get in ShapeSo, to carry on in the same manner, getting in shape is about much more than appearance. In a world where obesity is becoming one of the leading problems, maintaining a healthy bodyweight can be one of the most important things for your overall health. Seeing how being obese increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, it is even a tip that could potentially save your life (or at least lifestyle quality).
2. Improve Your Sex LifeOne of the greatest problems modern men face is inability to speak openly about their sex problems. You see, some of them are so ashamed of erectile dysfunction that they refuse to ask for help, when in so many cases their problem could so easily be solved. However, in some situations, your erectile dysfunction will be caused by issues with your prostate. Seeing how things could get quite complicated here, quite quickly, it might be for the best to pay special attention to your prostate health from now on.
3. Sweat LessSure, this may seem as something completely unimportant and superficial, but it is in no way so. Some people are so aware of their sweating problem that they undergo a serious existential crisis. This can significantly reduce one’s willingness to participate in social encounters and in the most extreme of cases even make them avoid people altogether. In order not to suffer the same fate, there are more than few ways to achieve significant sweating reduction. Some of the methods include avoiding spicy food, applying antiperspirants and many other.
4. Care for Your Mental HealthIn this dog-eat-dog world, if you don’t take care about your mental health, no one else will. Work may be stressful, but even the greatest workaholics aren’t in the office 24/7. Find an exhaust vent and never avoid setting aside at least half an hour for it each day. The ways of achieving this are various. While some resort to far-eastern techniques of meditation or yoga, other find their satisfaction in hobbies like collecting things, watching movies or playing video games. Needless to say, this is quite subjective and you need to find what works best in your case.
5. Check Your Eyesight RegularlyThe issue of eyesight health doesn’t get nearly as media space as it should. It seems that if a disease is not terminal or particularly gruesome, it isn’t worth starting an awareness campaign over it. However, people who have trouble seeing could testify on just how wrong this attitude actually is. The thing about sight, however, is that it regularly changes for better or worse, so you need regular checkups. This is why finding an optometrist and going to them regularly is definitely worth your time.
ConclusionThe best thing about these resolutions is that they really aren’t that hard to keep up with. Sure, they will require some time (and even resources) to accomplish, but you need to ask yourself one question. Are your mental and physical health something you can put a price tag on? Didn’t think so.
Peter is a men's grooming and health writer at The Beard Mag & High Style Life magazines, living between UK and Australia. Beside writing he worked as a grooming consultant for many fashion events around UK & Australia too! Follow Peter on Twitter for more men’s grooming tips.