Our Men Need to be Healthy

by Blayne Soriano, Level 2 CrossFit Coach and CrossFit Kids Coach

One of the most common things I see when it comes to health in men is their lack of awareness of their own overall health.

Have you heard the phrase “knowledge is power”? I believe alongside women, men should get regular checkups. Whether that be a physical or blood work, it’s important for a man to obtain knowledge about his health.

The Mayo Clinic Health System recommends men younger than 50 get checkups every three to five years, while those older than 50 should get yearly checkups.

Medical experts say:

  • Get checkups even if you feel fine.
  • See your doctor when something doesn’t seem right. (You know your own body).
  • Learn your family history and share it with your doctor.
  • Take a break.
  • Ask your doctor about cancer screenings.
  • Stop smoking.

The top three health diagnoses in men are heart disease, cancer and diabetes, and having knowledge and awareness of your body’s health can motivate you to change as needed.

In the meantime, exercise and diet should always be a front and center focus. Men, just as well as anyone, need to find a routine with fitness that works for them and eat a healthy diet.

Fun fact, three foods that are really good for men: watermelon, Brazil nuts and spinach.

Not only will fitness and nutrition work with your physical health, it will work with mental health, too! And we need the hard working men in our lives and community to be healthy in all ways!