Recent trends are encouraging men to take better care of themselves – both physically and mentally. Old fashioned ideas of skin care routines and self-care practices being a purely feminine thing have long died out. Now is the time for the modern man to take control of his lifestyle and do what it takes to be happy, feel great and look good too. But where do you start? And when does it all become a little too much? Start by implementing the following regimes into your everyday life and you’ll never look back.
Want to keep your body in good shape but can’t really be bothered with the exercise part? If you want to look good, you have no choice. Exercise, coupled with a good diet, will help you to reduce weight and, over time, you can also build muscle mass. There are exercises for weight loss, increased endurance, and building strength so pick something that aligns with your goals. Go for a brisk walk each morning, run, or even join the gym. You don’t have to sign up for intense classes and go five days a week. Our advice is to start slow and build up your fitness and self-confidence.
Be Financially Smart
Financial stress is one of the biggest causes of mental health problems among men. Learn to avoid this stress by educating yourself and tracking your finances so you’re financially aware at all times. If you need to take out a personal loan from a private lender to pay for home renovations, know the interest rates and repayment terms. If you have multiple loans, find out more about debt consolidation and if it could help you. Learn how to budget and be sure to track all of your income and expenses. This is the only way you’ll know how much capital you have left over each week/month.
Take Care of Your Skin
Taking care of your skin will keep you looking younger for longer. We’re talking fewer fine lines and more elasticity. Sound good? If you enjoy lazing around in the sun, be sure to wear factor 50 – regardless of how dark your skin is. Use face-care products that match your skin type and always consult a professional for product recommendations.
Think About Your Mental Health
While attitudes are definitely changing, there is still room for improvement when it comes to men being able to express their emotions and feeling free to say they are struggling. Talking to someone is the easiest way to reach out and it will relieve you of some of the burdens you carry. It is also important to see a doctor if you feel that your mental well-being is spiraling out of control. You can also be a part of the change in attitude towards men’s mental health simply by looking after your own.
Cut Down on the Beer
We’re not saying you have to cut it out completely but take a look at how much you are drinking. If most of your nights are spent knocking back beers, it might be time to cut down your alcohol consumption or take a complete break from the bottle. Excessive alcohol consumption can lead to a range of health complications including liver problems, early aging and high blood pressure.