Physiotherapy Tips for Better Health

Men’s Health Tips By Faraz Sethi Cancer Cancer
Faraz Sethi
Physiotherapy Clinic in Dubai
1. Diet is Important:
67% of men are considered overweight or obese. Dieticians often comment that men consume less fruit and vegetables than females. It is important to address diet, ensuring to eat plenty of fresh fruit, vegetables, wholegrains, fiber, and unsaturated fats. With the unprecedented amount of delivery options available in the UAE we are becoming lazier as individuals and it’s time to change this practice. Sleep well. Train Hard. Eat Clean!
2. Kicking Bad Habits:
22% of men are smokers compared to 17% of women. It is well known that smoking increases risk of cancers, particularly lung cancer, as well as increasing the risk of strokes, heart attacks and diseases. Men consume more alcohol than women. 14% of men drink more than five days a week compared to 9% of women. Everything in moderation!
3. Prostate Cancer / Testicular cancer:
Prostate cancer is the most diagnosed cancer in men globally. Over 40,0000 new cases are diagnosed each year in the UK alone. Due to the sensitive nature of many of the symptoms, many men put off seeing a medical professional until it’s too late. Testicular is most common in men aged 25 – 49, so those in this age bracket should be extra cautious and ensure they regularly check themselves. There is also an element of embarrassment when approaching a medical professional about this sensitive subject. Men should feel free to be vulnerable!
4. Musculoskeletal Aches/Pains:
Low back pain is a pandemic within itself! More and more men are experiencing spinal problems and other injuries simply through lack of movement and education. COVID 19 has demotivated us and working from home has reduced the amount of movement we used to do in our office environments i.e., walking upstairs or going for lunch to the nearest restaurant! With Dubai 30x30 challenge underway, let’s all become more active in our daily lives. Consistency is key. Movement is Medicine!
5. Mental Health Awareness:
A terrifying statistic is the fact that 13 men take their own life by suicide each day in the UK alone. There are many campaigns urging men to speak up about mental health and encourage us all to talk more openly about mental health. These figures have steadily been on the rise during the global pandemic. The strongest people are not those who show strength in front of us, but those who win battles we know nothing about. You don’t have to struggle in silence!

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