June is Men’s Health Month; Wake up, guys!

Men’s Health month – non profit webpage

The purpose of Men’s Health Month is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. This month gives health care providers, public policy makers, the media, and individuals an opportunity to encourage men and boys to seek regular medical advice and early treatment for disease and injury. The response has been overwhelming with thousands of awareness activities in the USA and around the globe.

Prove how healthy you are!

  • Eat right. Exercise daily. Visit the doctor regularly. Stay healthy.
  • Man up and schedule your MD annual visit.
  • Guys, eat right, exercise daily and visit the doctor regularly. Set a healthy example for your kids and family.
  • More exercise. Less junk food.
  • Load up on veggies and fruits. Eat healthy this June.
  • Women are 100% more likely than men to visit a doctor.
  • Make prevention a priority!
  • 1 in 2 men are diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime compared to 1 in 3 women. Let’s change this statistic.

Yours in Wellness,

DF

mens health month poster

How are your absorbed Anti-oxidant levels?

 

 

Ah – the anti-oxidant paradox, as recently cited in the Atlantic Magazine . . . 

No matter how you ingest and absorb the many anti-oxidants we should get from regular BALANCED diets in a perfect world; higher levels are better to counter oxidative free radicals.  Granted,  those free radical “scavengers” can have good specific roles in our bodies and YES – free radicals are outputs of aerobic exercise.

Stress, sun and smoke are major generators of these scavengers – DUH, we all are in Nirvana if we can avoid all three plus excessive body mass.  As I don’t live in Nirvana, I don’t like scavengers while I do have a newfound appreciation for scavenger hunting as my own life insurance policy and personal injury protection.

This Pharmanex graphic relates weight (BMI), dietary habits, supplementation and lifestyle choices to a scaled results of anti-oxidant scans. Note: Each individual is different in his/her ability to absorb healthy anti-oxidants so baseline measures vary.  

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Yet it is also an individual choice to acquire “life insurance and personal injury protection.

Yours in wellness,

 

Did you celebrate National Pretzel Day on April 26th?

I missed a freebie pretzel at the Las Vegas airport – the advertised occasion was National Pretzel Day?  What’s next? An International Power Bar Day?

Proper snacking is such a key part of one’s wellness that I did want to weigh in on pretzels and other munchies.

Why? Nutritious munchies are good for keeping your metabolism humming with those 5 small meals / snacks a day that we recommend.  Do recall: 80 calories for your mid-morning and mid-afternoon snacks are enough for your internal combustion engine to keep hummin’.

PS – Easy on the lager with that pretzel!