Last Update on January 17, 2016 // Written by Hank No Comments

As a guy, you probably don’t spend quite as much time as women do worrying about things like your waistline, the food on your plate, or even your dating status, but maybe you should. Health and wellness is important for everyone, men and women. While there is no reason for anyone to get obsessive about health, there are some things that you should keep in mind and pay some attention to if you want to be in the best possible shape you can be in.

Get Enough Sleep

Sleep is important. If you think that you’ll simply sleep when you are dead, you may be shortening your lifespan. The human body uses that time of rest to heal itself, and when you start suffering from sleep deprivation it can literally make you crazy.

While not every person need a full eight hours of sleep, it’s likely you need to get at least six hours a night, if not more.

Don’t Self Medicate

While it may seem harmless to drink some alcohol to chase your blues away, or medicate with someone else’s prescription to fight what ails you, this can lead to addiction and other issues. If you are suffering from depression or anxiety, make an appointment to speak with your doctor.

Sometimes therapy is the easiest and least invasive way to deal with depression. Or, your doctor may prescribe you something of your own.

Eat Right

What you need to eat really depends on your lifestyle. If you like to be muscular and you want to keep that physique, you’ll need to have more protein in your diet than the general man will. You should also still eat all your fruits and vegetables, which help ensure your body gets all of the vitamins and minerals it needs to stay healthy.

Eating right also means not overeating and not snacking on junk food. Just because you don’t mind that beer belly doesn’t mean it isn’t any less unhealthy for you.

Get Fit

To get rid of that beer belly, which can actually be shortening your lifespan, you will want to do more than eat right. Fit in some regular physical activity to help burn calories and fat, and build muscles. Fitness helps give you more energy as well, and helps release those feel good chemicals in your brain, called endorphins.

Find Companionship

You can be single, there is nothing wrong with that, but don’t be the lone wolf. Loneliness can get to you and cause depression and other issues, and it’s nice to just have some friends to have around when you are feeling a bit down.

Find something you enjoy that gets you out of the house and around other people. It shouldn’t just revolve around going to the bar. Join a club, like golfing or darts. Go to local art council or city council meetings. When you feel like you are part of something it can definitely make you happier, healthier, and make your life more worthwhile.

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