Stress will be the end of you. If you let it, that is. Daily stress can add up and seriously bring you down, causing anxiety, depression, and even anger issues. What many dont realize is the havoc it can wreak on your immune system and overall body function. If it gets out of control it can increase cholesterol, blood pressure, weight gain, and cause insomnia, headaches, acne, and even hair loss. Take appropriate time to unwind and clear your head daily. Meditation with focused, deep breaths is a great way to reduce the silent killer that is stress.
Go for your regular checkups, at least annually. Men tend to avoid going to the doctor much more than women. Perhaps its the can-do, tough attitude that they can get better on their own. Maybe its for fear of bad news, or not feeling the necessity since you feel fine. Feeling fine often has little to do with actual health though. High blood pressure, cholesterol, or even diabetes will rarely present themselves in ways youre likely to notice right off the bat. Suck it up, be a man, and get checked out.
While were on the subject of things men are uncomfortable with, one of the most important things to monitor as men age is the prostate. Prostate cancer results in 250,000 deaths per year worldwide. Early symptoms are primarily found in the urinary system, where tumors can press against the bladder and cause either more frequent urinating, or trouble urinating. It can eventually spread to the lymph nodes in the pelvis, and eventually into bones. The exam may be a scary thought for a lot of men, but the possible repercussions are much more so.