Men like to think they know a lot more than they do. I know that first hand! If you’re feeling lazy and lethargic, you might think it has something to do with testosterone or a poor night’s sleep.
But the truth is that men don’t pay much attention to their health. Experts suggest that most of the time, they won’t even visit a doctor without a strong push from their spouse or partner.
So, guys, why not use the pandemic to focus a little more on your overall health? Doing so could make you feel younger and more energized. It could also give your testosterone a little boost!
Your current health may also play a role in how your body might respond to a COVID-19 infection. Although infection severity fluctuates between individuals, data suggests that obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and a lack of exercise may have worse outcomes.
You can feel all of those conditions. They could be contributing to a lack of energy and lust for life. Thankfully, lifestyle factors can reverse this negative course.
Exercise, a healthy diet, limiting alcohol intake, and managing stress may help you feel better and more energized far into the future.
So, what do you need to do? The list is pretty simple. When you start to take your health seriously, good things happen.
- Visit your doctor. You may only be able to get a virtual consult, but at least it gives a professional some insight into how you’re feeling. The sooner any issues can be identified, the better your chances of stopping them.
- Move more. Dedicating at least 30 minutes per day to exercise may help boost energy, lower blood pressure, and reduce the risk of a host of health concerns.
- Think about what you eat and drink: A beer and some chips may seem like little more than a snack, but look at it in the context of your entire diet. Think about how food choices play a role in energy, weight, and overall health. Opt for more fruits, veggies, whole grains, and water. Save the snacks for special occasions.
- Recognize and manage stress: Trouble sleeping, back pain, headache, low energy, or irritated? It could be your body’s reaction to stress. Learn how to identify stress and come up with ways, like exercise, to manage it.
There is no simple answer when it comes to overall health, energy, and how you feel. Take a close look at your overall life and identify areas where you could improve.