Have you ever thought about the gap between the life expectancy between men and women? For years, as a nutritionist and life coach, I have tried to get my husband to eat healthier, take his vitamins and get more exercise…….and don’t get me started on the drinking more water!!! One at a time over the past 15 years he is come along, not with broccoli, but different healthy lifestyle suggestions! There are many herbs and vitamins that help men live longer. Interested?
If you’re like most people, this may be the first time that you’ve heard that today, many women all over the world outlive men by an average of as much as 10 years. Before you give up and accept your fate, you might be surprised to hear that there are a few things that you can do to have a longer, more productive, and healthy life. Could it be as simple as taking herbs and vitamins that help men live longer?
Here are my tips to help men (and women) live longer!!
Go To the Doctor
An important part of staying healthy is getting annual check-ups. The majority of men go to the doctor to be checked out far less than women, leaving them vulnerable to a wide variety of illnesses that go undetected until itís far too late. It would be a good idea to visit the doctor at least once a year to get checked for major illnesses that have few symptoms until a sudden incident occurs. The health world is filled with stories and statistics about people who did not get regular check-ups, only to find that they are close to perishing from a late-stage illness. Annual checkups will make that outcome far less likely.
One of the silent killers of men is often stress. A lifetime of prolonged stress over bills, family members, income inadequacy, and work conditions can lead to weakened immune systems which expose you to a plethora of infectious diseases. Stress also depletes precious stores of vitamins and minerals in the body which can create cyclical health issues by disrupting vital enzymatic functions that control blood pressure and sleep patterns. To combat this, find ways to alleviate stress. Find hobbies and activities that help you to manage your stress, and engage in them regularly.
One really amazing way to prolong life is exercise. Exercise alleviates stress and strengthens muscles that are essential to bodily function. It fights heart issues by keeping the heart-healthy and strong while helping you to purge the weight of the day both physically and emotionally. A solid exercise routine can help you to improve your metabolism, and set it to its natural rhythm while improving your appearance. This can just be walking at first, don’t think it has to be all or nothing!! Start small and keep at it!! In addition to the herbs and vitamins that help men live longer, they also help with your exercise, too!
The most neglected part of this list is sleep. When you sleep this is your body’s time to repair itself and rest. Without sleep, cognitive functions deteriorate, and the body begins to break down. Be sure to get a full night of rest as often as you can.
The Most Important Vitamins For Men
In modern times, food health and nutrition are major concerns. With so many options available, many people fail to meet their own nutritional needs. As men grow older, the need for specific nutrients will usually undergo some changes. How do your food choices affect your health, and what are some of the essential vitamins for men? This was a huge struggle in our house……I set the example by taking y vitamins daily, and giving them to my son…….this after a couple of years wore off on my husband and now he feels younger and has much more energy!!
Studies have shown that a large portion of the population is deficient in vitamin D due to a lack of exposure to the sun. Over time, vitamin D deficiency can have serious consequences such as cardiovascular disease, deteriorating brain functionality, and even cancer. A healthy level of vitamin D, which can be found in leafy green vegetables, can help prevent bone loss due to its ability to make the body more efficient in its absorption of calcium. As men get older, the need for vitamin D should increase to help protect muscle and bone strength.
One of these nutrients is magnesium. Magnesium supports more than 350 enzymatic functions in the body, many of which control vital systems such as metabolism, blood pressure, and sleep. It has also been linked to the prevention of long term health problems such as diabetes, heart disease, and migraines. A few places where magnesium can be found are leafy green vegetables, beans, and nuts.
Scurvy and anemia are still issues for many adult men due to vitamin deficiency. Even though vitamin C is no longer considered the cure-all or silver bullet in the fight against colds, itís still an essential component of a healthy diet. It aids in healthy aging as a high powered antioxidant and protects healthy cells from free radicals that cause cell damage. Vitamin C can be found in a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. Some of them are oranges, lemons, limes, pineapples, broccoli, strawberries, and tomatoes.
Experts in the field of nutrition generally agree that the best way to get nutrition is through the food you eat. No matter how healthy your diet, we become deficient in many vitamins and minerals. sometimes this is due to daily life, diet, and soil depletion, so in some cases, your doctor may recommend a supplement. The FDA doesn’t regulate supplement companies as heavily as food or drugs sold in stores, so it ís up to you to do the due diligence necessary to make informed choices. The best supplements are whole food vitamins and ethically sourced fish oils because they can be absorbed by the body instead of giving you expensive urine! LOL!
Test Your Vitamins
** Do a test on your vitamins! Drop them in a glass of room temp water and see how long it takes for them to dissolve. If it takes more than 2 hours they will not get absorbed by your body in time! Test your probiotic by placing in milk or yogurt overnight. If the milk/yogurt doesn’t consistency, color, or smell return your probiotic it’s dead! Throw it out!
Are you ready to start a supplement routine but are taking medications? Work with a doctor or nutritionist who is well versed in supplements and any potential interactions they may have! Schedule a call with me to discuss …www.suzannetaylorlifecoach.com/schedule
Suzanne is a certified holistic life and business coach, positive psychology practitioner, author, speaker and total comedian. After careers in the dental field, then building a 7 figure retail chain and developing businesses retail… Finding passion in aromatherapy, nutrition and fitness but then burning out, Suzanne decided it was time to follow her heart and create the life she truly desired, with a business that enables her to work on her terms, follow her passions and help high-level clients to gain the clarity, connection and power to access and step into their full potential with maximum health and limitless energy. In less than 5 years Suzanne created a dream mentoring practice, while raising her son and spending more time doing the things she loves. Now guiding others to consciously create the success and fulfillment they dream of. Suzanne is currently based in USA, New Jersey but travels often for business and pleasure. When not running her business Suzanne often will be mixing and blending essential oils or creating magic in the kitchen, and she enjoys being outdoors and in nature in her spare time, paddle-boarding, biking and on adventures with her family. Prosperity Coaching & Consulting Moving Forward with Hope