Life is short. We will all be old before we know it. We’re not saying this to be depressing. Rather, we’re saying this to help you live your life to the fullest. The whole YOLO thing is backwards; instead of making stupid decisions because we only have one life, we should MAKE THE BEST DECISIONS POSSIBLE because our time here is so short. When we truly consider how quickly time passes, it helps us stay on track and make better life decisions. This whole article is designed to help you start implementing the most valuable healthy lifestyle tips for men. When we say ‘healthy’ we mean more than physical health. This includes mental, emotional, and spiritual health as well. So without further ado, here they are:
The 11 Most Valuable Healthy Lifestyle Tips For Men
1. Discover Your Purpose
“If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time.” – Zig Ziglar It is so important to understand what you are gunning for in life. This is our number one tip for a reason. Click here for two powerful ways to help you discover your purpose.
2. Have Positive Friends
Iron sharpens iron, guys. If you take your closest friends and ‘average’ them, that result is most likely going to be you in a few years. Therefore, it is so important to cultivate your positive friendships while cutting off the people who are holding you back. If you’ve recently moved to a city and would like some advice on making new friends, check out this article: How to Make Friends in a New City.
3. Regular Doctor Check-Ups
You take your car to get an oil change (unless you change it yourself, but that’s beside the point) fairly often. So why not take care of your body in the same way? Regular visits to the doctor can prevent some major health issues further down the line.
4. Have a Long-Term Mindset
It is said that you will never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine. For more information on this concept, consider picking up The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson.
5. Read More Books
We understand that taking time out of your schedule to read a book can sound rather absurd. But you know it’s good for you. Reading books really spruces up your life and makes you a more well-rounded individual. Check out How To Read More Books for some tips on how you can start reading more today.
Stress can kill. Take a minute to breathe. Use some essential oils and a diffuser. Consider taking up yoga. Drink some quality tea. Exercising is one of the best stress relievers. That leads us to…
7. Exercise Regularly
It can be counterintuitive to spend an hour or so every day or two at the gym to increase your productivity. But we assure you that the time you spend exercising regularly will reap huge benefits in not only your physical health, but your productivity as well. You DO have time to work out. If you’re a newbie to working out, check out How To Gain Muscle Mass.
8. Sleep Correctly
On average, we spend about a third of our lives sleeping. That’s a lot of time. A few of ways you can improve your overall quality of sleep is to: take 20-30 minute long ‘power naps’ a few times per week, cut down on caffeine and tobacco, have a steady sleep schedule, don’t look at your phone or computer screens 1-2 hours before sleep, and use a smart alarm clock.
9. Educate Yourself
We’re not necessarily talking about university (however, an online MBA degree may prove to be useful to your career). We’re referring to paying attention to the world around you. Don’t just take the information (local news, business, politics, etc.) at face value. Ask questions. Don’t be passive. Figure out why you believe what you believe.
10. Have a Balanced Diet
This is probably the most obvious tip. That being said, it’s good to be reminded of things we already know. Having a proper diet can help you feel better in both the short and long term. We’ve all seen the food pyramid. Just stick to that and you should be fine. Avoid process, unnatural foods as much as possible. One final thing you should consider adding to your diet is a multivitamin. Click here to buy our favorite.
11. Be Present
We live in a society where we are constantly being bombarded with pictures and statuses on social media. Having access to the World Wide Web at our fingertips is a gift and a curse. It can cause us to exist in an artificial state, instead of paying attention to reality. So the next time you’re out and about (nature, restaurant, social setting, etc.), avoid instinctively Instagramming what you’re doing. Just be in the moment and enjoy it.