It’s no secret guys…you need to pay more attention to your health! You have a lot on your shoulders - keeping up with your job, family life, friends and hobbies means you have to focus on your own well-being too. And let’s be serious; some men have trouble admitting when they are hurt or ill.
At Hackensack University Health Network, we are committed to providing our community with a range of resources to keep you on track, including this GAMEPLAN for Men’s Health. It can help you keep up with all life has to offer while preventing future health issues.
NY Giants great Phil Simms talks with NBC 4 New York
about his GAMEPLAN for Health.
1. Be the Captain of Your Nutrition: Skip the junk food. Increase your consumption of fruits and vegetables to defend against chronic conditions like diabetes mellitus, heart disease and forms of cancer.
2. Build an Elite Nutrition Team: Consume proper daily amounts of carbohydrates, fats and proteins to optimize daily performance. Moderately-active men should consume between 2,000 and 2,800 calories per day. Eating in excess can lead to weight gain.
3. Know Your Opponent: Some men have an increased risk for certain health conditions. Speak with your physician to see if you are at risk, and how you can reduce that risk.
4. The Best Offense is a Good Defense:
Create a schedule for “well” visits. Make your next appointment before you leave the physician’s offi ce. Be proactive in your own healthcare. Don’t have a doctor? Visit HackensackUHN.org/Find-A-Doc
5. Rest Between Games: Improve daily functioning with recommended amounts of quality sleep. Running short? Call a timeout for a nap.
6. Keep it Going: Reduce your chance of developing erectile dysfunction by losing weight, participating in regular physical activity and quitting the smokes.
7. Keep it Positive: Your emotional health is as important as your physical health, and your mental well-being affects all aspects of life, including family and career. Moderate physical activity for at least 150 minutes weekly can improve both your physical and mental health.
8. Dodge Prostate Cancer: Lower your risk of developing prostate cancer by maintaining an active lifestyle. Speak to your doctor about regular screenings.
9. Stay in the Game: Power up your daily vitamins, such as vitamin D for bladder and prostate health. Your physician can recommend the best choices.
10. Put your GAMEPLAN in Action:
HackensackUMC Fitness & Wellness Powered by the Giants can help you put your GAMEPLAN into action. Check out www.Giants.com/fitness
to start getting fit and well!