Don’t see your aging health as something to tolerate. You should be viewing your incoming health concerns almost as a competitive thing. Beating bad health to the punch will keep your mind and body active. Thus, inevitably, you will live a happier and longer life.
Just how exactly can you do this? For one thing, you need to mentally acknowledge that as you age, you will come across some pretty common health issues.
For men, the most common will be things like prostate cancer, high blood pressure, cholesterol and joint pain in your lower body such as knees and hips.
If you were to make a plan, to tackle all of these issues, you would be many steps ahead. Allowing you to beat bad health to the punch, your planning would result in being able to live a pain-free life even into old age.
A common concern
Just like women have specific health concerns pertaining to their gender, men have their own too.
We have two great concerns which are testicular and prostate cancer. The threat of developing such diseases increases above the age of 50 and becomes a real concern over the age of 60. Thankfully prostate cancer treatment has developed so far that the size of the affected area can be decreased dramatically.
Using proton therapy, this precise radiation technique will focus solely on cancer itself. Unlike other traditional therapies, the surrounding organs will not be affected. It’s far more accurate and thus, more effective than conventional treatments.
Traditional radiation will improve your quality of life by 42% as opposed to 71% for proton therapy. A big deal.
Pressure in your arteries
Cholesterol becomes a big life-changer as it grows older.
It’s a concern that many men have because the only real way to fix it is to increase your dieting knowledge.
Thankfully, there’s plenty of information online about diets for lowering cholesterol. The main things to do are to lower your carb intake and decrease the saturated fats you eat as well. Healthy fats and proteins, along with vegetables will be the mainstay of your diet.
Fatty fish is by far one of the best ways to lower your cholesterol as it has healthy fats, plenty of protein and lots of Omega-3 oils.
This will improve your brain and body health together. Eating oats, beans, nuts, and whole grains are another great way to clear out your arteries of the sticky white and yellow fat.
Treating knee pain
If you live an active life or your job requires manual labor, you’ll need to take good care of your knees as you age. One way to not allow your knees to deteriorate is to wear good shoes.
It sounds simple, but you must change your shoes to match your weight and muscle dexterity every few years. Doing tension exercises will strengthen your tendons to be able to lift and flex more.
Bad health is coming down the trail as with the natural process of aging. But using these techniques, you can set up an ambush and beat it to the punch.