Unexpected Health Tips for Men

One of the best ways you can take control of your life is to take care of your health. It’s vital that men of all ages take control of their wellbeing from head to toe, and that means listening to your body and proactively looking after your health.

We all know that we should eat five portions of fruit and vegetables a day and hit the gym a little more often. But there is so much more you can do to take control of your own health. From buying tadalafil online to cutting out energy drinks, here are five unexpected health tips for men that you might not have considered:

Take Care of Your Sexual Health

If you are sexually active then it’s important that you practice safe sex. Not only will this protect you from the risk of an unwanted pregnancy, it will also protect you from a wide host of sexually transmitted diseases such as HIV/AIDs, herpes and chlamydia.

Taking care of your sexual health is vital for your overall health and wellbeing. Don’t avoid having sexual health check-ups with your doctor and, if you’re experiencing erectile dysfunction, don’t shy away from seeking help and support. You can now buy tadalafil online (always order from a registered pharmacy) which could help to improve the quality of your sex life and improve your overall sexual health.

Don’t Brush Your Teeth

Most of us grow up being told that it’s important to brush our teeth after every meal. But in reality, brushing your teeth immediately after eating can actually damage them, particularly if you’ve eaten an acidic meal. This is because acidic foods will soften your tooth enamel and brushing at this stage will actually speed up the damaging effect of the acid on the teeth.

You should wait between 30-60 minutes after eating before you clean your teeth. If you’re in a rush in the mornings, we recommend brushing your teeth before eating breakfast, so you don’t damage your teeth by brushing them before you rush out the house.

Have a Hot Drink to Cool Down

Is the unrelenting heat of this year’s summer leaving you feeling hot and bothered? When you’re feeling hot it’s natural to reach for an ice-cold drink to help you to cool down, but recent research conducted by two highly regarded universities has found that drinking a hot drink will actually help you to cool down much more effectively.

This research is backed up by other cultures in sunnier climes, such as India, where is it considered the norm to drink a steaming hot tea in hot weather. The science behind this is fairly simple. When you’re drinking a hot drink, your body senses the change in its internal temperature and attempts to control this by increasing your sweat production. The more you sweat, the cooler you will feel, because as the sweat evaporates from your skin it has a natural cooling effect.

Cut Out the Energy Drinks

Do you use energy drinks to give you a quick caffeine boost when you’re feeling tired? Don’t! Despite containing five times more caffeine than the average cup of coffee, energy drinks will only provide a fleeting burst of energy. In the long run they will actually leave you feeling more tired when you crash from the sugar spike that they contain. And with each can of energy drink containing an incredible 13 spoonfuls of sugar, that’s quite a sugar high to have to come down from!

If you’re feeling tired and want an energy boost, then why not reach for an apple instead? Containing naturally occurring sugars and slow releasing carbohydrates, an apple will give you a more long-lasting energy boost without any of the negative side effects.

Exercise When You’re Tired

Do you come home feeling exhausted after a long day at work and use this as an excuse not to hit the gym? It makes sense that after a long day, the last thing you want to do is change your clothes and get moving. But actually, one of the best things you can do when you’re feeling tired is enjoy some gentle exercise.

According to a study recently published in Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, you can improve your mood, your depression levels and your levels of fatigue simply by enjoying a thirty-minute session of moderate intensity exercise. That means that you will feel happier and more energised if you can force yourself to hit the gym when you’re feeling tired. You might even find that you’re left so revitalised that you’re ready to do something fun with your evening, rather than waste it sitting in front of the TV!

Melissa Thompson writes about a wide range of topics, revealing interesting things we didn’t know before. She is a freelance USA Today producer, and a Technorati contributor.