Men: Health Tips for Your 30s
Focused on Health - September 2011
by Adelina Espat
Staying in fighting shape is one of your best defenses against cancer and other diseases. Use these tips to help you look and feel your best in your 30s.
Put Some Muscle into It
PROBLEM: Most men begin to lose muscle mass after age 30. Strength training can prevent muscle loss, build bone density and increase the rate at which your body burns calories to keep you at a healthy weight. And, maintaining a healthy weight can help you avoid diseases like cancer.
FIX: So, if your idea of exercise is running or playing a sport, now’s the time to step up your game. Move out of your comfort zone, and start a weight training program.
Take Time to Unwind
PROBLEM: Starting a family, buying a home, taking on bigger responsibilities at work – you’ve got a lot going on. And, that can bring increased stress. Chronic stress affects almost every system in your body and wreaks havoc on its functioning, making it harder to fight off diseases like cancer.
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“Practicing these healthy behaviors is important for all men, regardless of age,” says Therese Bevers, M.D., medical director of MD Anderson’s Cancer Prevention Center. “So take note of all of these tips — even the ones directed toward men older or younger than you.”
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