Guys, how well are you taking care of yourselves? You’re probably doing your best to look out for loved ones and stay connected. You’re dealing with the pressures of daily life. Amongst all this, it’s important to take care of YOU. Research shows that, compared to women, men are less likely to make healthy choices and get needed checkups
Luckily, there are simple steps men can take to care for and nourish their body, mind and spirit. Remember, self-care is like the aircraft oxygen mask metaphor. Prioritize yourself, so you can be in a good place to do your thing in the world and to help others.
Now is the perfect time to re-calibrate how you do you. With the pandemic
causing change in many of our daily routines, you may have a chance to start new habits or pick up old (good) ones that you miss. Self-care is really about setting healthy, nourishing foundations that let you live your best life. Turns out the most effective self-care is also sometimes the simplest.
Here are six self care tips for men:
1. Prioritize good sleep.
The recommended amount of sleep for adult men is around 8 hours a night, so you feel rested and productive the next day. Getting enough sleep key – especially for men, who many face greater consequences
than women with sleep deprivation. One of your easiest self-care steps can be to set a reasonable bedtime, then stick to it.
2. Get moving.
Regular physical activity
helps keep your heart, bones and muscles in good shape. It also supports better mood (and who doesn’t want that?!). You don’t have to join a gym or start a complicated training plan (though if you’re inspired, go for it!). Just get out there and get active on more days than not, preferably for at least half an hour.
3. Schedule in some “you time.”
“You time” can include any number of things – the point is to give yourself a mental break on a regular basis. This will help you to avoid burnout
. Relax, breathe, stretch. Make a gratitude list, tackle a hobby, play an instrument or cook a meal
. Maybe you do yoga
—both are perfect. Whatever you choose, the goal is to quiet your mind, re-balance and let go of stress.
4. Nourish your hard-working body.
What do men’s bodies need? Eating a variety of healthy foods is always important for building a healthy foundation. But if you’re not able to count up all daily the nutrients you’re getting from food (and who is?), taking a daily multivitamin helps fill in nutritional gaps. New Chapter® multis for men take a science-backed, whole-food approach—with different formulas fine-tuned for men’s different life stages.
Check out New chapter’s whole-food multivitamins for men under 40
, over 40
and 55 and older
. They’re different than typical multis because New Chapter ferments their vitamins, minerals, and herbs so your body can recognize them as food and absorb their goodness. New Chapter men’s multivitamins have these benefits:
- Immune support with vitamin A, vitamin C, zinc and elderberry†
- Supports energy metabolism—converting food into fuel—with B vitamins (8 total)†
- Heart & cardiovascular support with vitamin D3†
- Supports healthy stress response†
- Supports the health of bones, brain, eyes, hair, skin & nails†
- Includes herbal blends for prostate support, cardio, immune, energy & digestion
5. Consider a prostate-support supplement.
The prostate is a vital player in men’s overall health. Part of the reproductive system, the prostate sits below the bladder and wraps right around the urethra. In younger men, the prostate is about the size and shape of a walnut, but it tends to grow larger with age.
Investigating prostate health may be a sensitive subject for some men, but if you’re age 40 or over, it’s a good idea to talk with a healthcare provider about regular health checkups and screenings.
You can also build a health regimen of supplemental nutrients and herbs that have been intelligently blended for prostate health support. Prostate 5LX
is New Chapter’s premium herbal formula for men, made specifically to support prostate health. It delivers a tested blend of prostate-supportive herbs like Saw Palmetto along with the “men’s mineral” selenium.†
- Prostate 5LX is expertly formulated to support normal urine flow—day and night—for good quality of life†
- Includes clinical strength USA-grown saw palmetto for prostate health†
- Rich in selenium to support a healthy antioxidant response, including in the prostate* (New Chapter’s selenium is fermented so it’s activated for your body to recognize and absorb)†
- Herbal blend includes pumpkin seed oil, potent 10x extract of nettle root, and dual extracts of powerful ginger
Self-care does take practice, but it is so worth it. Wishing you wellness this summer, and all year long.
†These statements have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.