18:04 28th May 2019 | Family
One of the biggest responsibilities today is being a man.
Having to build a career, raise children and provide for the family is very demanding and can get overwhelming sometimes, but beyond these is the need to leave a legacy in the lives of our children.
For the fathers, you are not only doing the duties of a ‘dad’, but you are also leaving behind an example that will shape the trajectory of the next generation. Make that example worth modelling after.
This June we are celebrating the men – dauntless, fearless and resilient men who will stop at nothing to see that their families are showered with all the love and care they need.
We will be commemorating Father’s Day as well as reflecting on Men’s Health, and we have listed a few health tips every man (and the women who care for them) should take into consideration.
There are many points to note on the topic of Men’s health – your diet, your cholesterol levels, ensuring to have regular checks with your general practitioner and more.
Our primary care partner, Medicentre, provides a very comprehensive healthcare plan for men below 40 and above 40 too. There’s something for every age range because good health is vital for us all.
Remember that your being healthy means you can always be there to live out every moment with your family. Don’t trade this for anything.
Get some exercise!
While some work outs may appear as US Marine military drills, it is important for you to find what suits your lifestyle.
Enroll with a gym or an online fitness coach, or take evening walks with your partner. If these don't work for you, give Yoga a shot, but make sure you incorporate fitness into your schedule.
Read something new every day.
You don’t need to have a division of your house that looks like a public library to be a trove of knowledge. By simply surfing the internet, you would have successfully learned so much in the space of minutes.
Take time every day to read something new that can be beneficial for your personal development or profitable for those you love.
You can even read up on how to be better at your job or as a dad/husband, just the exact same way you are reading this piece.
Have enough bonding time with your kids.
Note to all the fathers reading this: Dear daddy, don't leave the bonding time to mommy alone! Studies show that spending time with your children improves their self-esteem and they end up with higher IQs. Need we say more?
It is easy to pressure yourself with the demands of your career, commitments and your family such that you don't even know when you have hit the stress limit.
Over time, stress will take its toll on you so you must always find ways to de-stress. Family time out, bonding with your spouse, vacation or other relaxing ideas can help. Rest is essential!
Care for your prostate.
The prostate grows as you get older. This is inevitable. As it grows, you will most likely have urinary strain problems.
The most important thing for you (especially if you are above 40) is to ensure you get regular PSA (Prostate-specific antigen) checks, a service which is available at our Medical Centre.
Sex is no doubt a highly enjoyable, intimate and therapeutic means of relaxing for lots of couples.
Good sex is known to be great for your heart and helps to boost the immune system. So, it has its health benefits
If you have any questions, or if you want to book a fertility-related appointment, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Bridge Clinic.
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