Our Favorite Health Tips for Our Favorite Men

June 15-21 is National Men’s Health Week so we’re focusing on some healthy tips that will help the men in our lives remain healthy for longer. Check out some of our favorite tips below!

  • Decorate your plate: never eat a meal that doesn’t contain a vegetable or fruit; a 14-year study has found that men whose diets were highest in fruits and vegetables had a 70% lower risk of digestive-track cancers
  • Never skip breakfast
  • Eat more pasta: two to four servings of tomato sauce a week can cut your prostate-cancer risk by 34%
  • Judge your cholesterol with your contact lenses: a diet full of fat, protein and/or alcohol weakens your tears’ ability to block cholesterol from adhering to contact lenses, resulting in cloudy deposits (imagine what that type of diet does to your arteries)
  • Eliminate your back pain with crunches: 75% of all lower-back pain can be prevented by building your abdominal muscles
  • Order thin-crust pizza: it has a third fewer calories than thick-crust pizza
  • Skip the second cup: the caffeine in two cups of coffee adds 16 beats per minute to your heart rate
  • Exercise away your stress: exercising for 40 minutes can reduce stress and exercising on a daily basis can be as effective as taking antidepressants
  • Take Vitamin E and Aspirin daily: researchers have found that this antioxidant-and-blood-thinner combination can reduce arterial plaque by 80%; the benefit of the two treatments together is so great that it may help men prevent atherosclerosis even if they cannot lower their cholesterol levels
  • Eat a banana every day: the potassium in one banana can lower blood pressure