Health Pointers For Men Over 30 That Also Enhance Good Looks
If you’re seriously dating or married, your woman should make sure she encourages you to go for regular medical check-up.
In Africa especially, most treatable diseases kill young couples because they do not see the importance in going for check-ups and this ‘mistake’ amounts to careless deaths and it is one major reason for the rise in young widows and widowers.
There’s nothing wrong with going for a check-up regulrly. There’s absolutely no illness not even HIV and Cancer that is worth being scared of. Life is to live, Death is to die. As long as you live, you still have a shot at a great life no matter what you’ve been diagnosed with. Plus, early diagnosis is the thin line between luck and sorry.
You might just find that while you are so busy sorting through this things, the lack of attention to your health particularly now you’re in your 30’s will take its toll when you clock the big 4 point 0; so, let’s take a read on Five Things You Can Do That Will Optimize Your Health And Also Enhance Your Good Looks so you can age gracefully.
Don’t you just admire men who are aged but still look healthy and good? Well, let’s make you one.
1. Get Your Thyroids Checked!
In medical lingua, the Thyroid is the small gland in the neck that affects growth. It’s an endocrine gland which produces the hormone Thyroxine and Triiodothyronine (derived from Thyroxine). (Thyroxine is an iodine-containing hormone that is an amino acid which increase metabolic rate ie the chemical responsible for the pace at which your body grows, heals, or makes energy).
The importance of the thyroid cannot be over emphasized as any damage to it is usually fatal. It is the main control of the body. Just as the heart is the main control of your organs.
The thyroid controls everything in your body. It controls energy levels in your body, the rate at which your body gain or lose weight, your skin color and your hair. Everything is subject to the magic touch of the Thyroid.
Signs that mean it’s time to get your Thyroid checked especially with all the excessive partying in your twenties include; Feeling unnecessarily lazy or worn out, chronic fatigue, and wrinkles.
(Thirty is pretty much early to start showing those age lines) When it suddenly starts to make a home on your face; Babe it’s time to get your Thyroid checked. Once you hit the magical 3 point 0 it’s non-negotiable, go get checked.
When your Thyroid is at optimum level your chances of contracting lots of diseases reduce as your main body armor is at the top of its game thereby putting your chances of having cancer or heart disease at an all-time low.
Other benefits of having your Thyroid at optimal level includes personal pace to add or reduce weight as you please, your energy level increases, your body collagen level is improved which in turn gives you great looking skin, your hair growth is improved, goodbye cholesterol issues, hello great look and Welcome To Having Stronger Erections.
When getting tested the standard thyroid test, is called a TSH; if you get tested with this, it’s likely the doctor may miss ‘low tissue thyroid levels’, so whenever you go to get tested specifically ask for a ‘free T3/reverse T3 ratio’ test. To know if your Thyroid is at its optimal level this ratio should be greater than two to be optimal – to ensure a full head of hair and that youthful glow!.
2. Don’t Go Bald! Pumpkin Seeds Can Save That Hair
Have you begun noticing your hair falling out with no reason? Don’t panic. Pumpkin seeds are here to rescue you.
Studies reveal the oil from its precious seeds can prevent balding. Although most men might feel hesitant to the idea, there’s absolutely no reason to be shy about going to the store to buy yourself a bottle of this precious liquid (I mean, it’s your hair).
Don’t be shy to purchase hair growth products, as these natural oils and herbs act as formation blockers for dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a metabolite of testosterone that is the main reason for hair loss. Pumpkin seed oil is known to inhibit DHT formation through the inhibitory effect on 5-alpha-reductase activity.
The pattern at which males lose their hair can be improved or stopped by reducing the formation of DHT. This can be done either by taking medications such as fenasteride (Proscar or Propecia) or dutasteride (Avodart), or with natural substances such as saw palmetto, Pygeum, nettles, or pumpkin seed oil.
Not only can these substances reduce hair loss, but they can also prevent the enlargement of the prostate and prostate cancer. See, you get your hair back and you still get to prevent prostate cancer. Double wham, right?!
3. Get That Testosterone Up!
Dear male over 30, are you aware that no matter how many crunches, push-ups or long workout regime you follow if your testosterone level is lower than normal, you can never get that six pack or well-chiseled biceps you deeply crave? It doesn’t matter what you do, you will never get that bod to die for if your TTT level is low. Fact. Another fact, It’s Healthy For A Man To Touch His Crotch Occasionally
Before you begin to wonder why you just can’t catch a break, maybe you’re doing it wrong and need to read on how to get it right.
What’s the Testosterone and why is it so important? TTT is the fundamental androgen (male sex hormone) produced by the testes. Its role isn’t relegated only in determining male sex characteristics, it also plays a significant role in maintaining the male mood, his libido, his energy, his general health and his body mass.
When you have sub-optimal testosterone levels, your doctors might consider it to be ‘quite normal’ but in truth, that quite normal TTT is affecting not just your mood or libido but also stopping you from having that well-muscled biceps and pecks you secretly crave.
Exhibiting low TTT levels can also be related with fatigue, poor motivation, depression and creates a high risk of obesity and heart disease.
Talk to a physician on how to increase your testosterone levels in order to improve on your fatigue, new Ways To Improve Your Libido, and reduce the risk of diabetes and heart disease. Once this is done, you will be in a better shape and mental state to get the desired result you want for your body.
4. Don’t Drink Water Out Of Plastic Bottles!
Once you’re through with a strenuous routine work-out, is reaching for a pack of plastic water a norm for you?. Having a tired day at work, is the next step to grab a plastic bottle of water and guzzle your thirst away? If yes, you need to stop.
This popularly promoted ‘thirst-dousing’ drinks are actually a cause for concern. Why? Because all plastic containers (yes, every one of those promoted plastic or pet bottle drinks) commonly contain bisphenol-A (BPA).
This BPA is a hormone-like chemical that can leach out of bottles and into your bloodstream, especially when heated.
BPA is shown to reduce testosterone and thyroid levels while increasing estrogen levels, potentially causing weight gain, depression and fatigue. Wonder why you get thirsty after just having a drink from a bottle of plastic water? There’s your reason.
5. Begin Taking Hyaluronic Acid Capsules
What’s the secret to a youthful, vibrant and healthy skin? This secret lies in the deeper levels of your skin and is actually self-produced ie your body produces it for you.
Hyaluronic Acid is produced in the deep layers of your skin and that’s what helps keep your skin smooth and plump mainly because it has the capacity to hold up to a thousand times its weight in water.
When aging begins, there’s a reduction of Hyaluronic acid in the skin which takes away the natural ability of this youth fountain to hold in moisture, finally leading to obvious tell-tale signs of old age via wrinkles and limp skin. Also, the Hyaluronic Acid supports the formation and maintenance of collagen which is responsible for the elasticity of the skin.
By replacing components that reduce with age naturally (ie replacing Hyaluronic acid), the signs associated with aging can be greatly reversed by taking 400 mg to 800 mg of Hyaluronic acid per day.
This process not only provides a natural face-lift from the inside, but can also prevent joint deterioration and treat joint pain that occurs from overuse.
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