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Men’s Health and Important Medical Issues

Men's Healthy EatingLiving and maintaining a healthy lifestyle can seem daunting and intimidating to most men, especially since they want to appear tough and strong to their friends and family.

But what if we told you that men die, on average, six years younger than their female counterparts? This statistic is shocking and sobering, but it does not have to remain constant in our reality. Considering most factors that contribute to the early death of a male are preventable, they can make choices that will allow them to live a longer and healthier life.

How Can Men Live a Longer Life?

The first thing to note is that the word ‘health’ is not exclusive to a man’s physical well-being. Their mental and emotional state is a large factor in their overall well-being and health. With that being said, there are several ways men can be proactive about their physical, emotional and mental health. The first step to living a longer and healthier life is to go to the doctor on a regular cadence, for yearly exams and routine checkups. These doctors’ appointments can range from a simple physical to a screening for testicular or prostate cancer.

These appointments should serve as a haven for men to connect with their doctor regarding any concerns and questions about their health.

In addition to regular doctor visits, it is important for men to take the necessary precautions to live a healthier and prolonged life. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Maintaining a healthy weight. Please consult your doctor about what weight is appropriate for your height and body.
  • Sustaining a well-balanced diet with food that will fuel their body. Healthy foods include vegetables, fruits, healthy fats and lean protein. Please consult your medical professionals about the appropriate foods for your body, including which foods you should and should not eat regularly.
  • Hydration is important! It is recommended for adult males to drink about 15.5 cups or 3.7 liters of water a day. In order to ensure that you are getting enough water, we suggest counting the amount of cups you drink each day to be sure you meet your goal.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol in excess or smoking cigarettes. This will allow your body to maintain its health, without toxins and chemicals interfering.
  • Moving your body with a minimum of 30-minutes of exercise a day can help keep your body in tip-top shape! Not only will exercise allow you to work your body, but this may help your mind release and relax.
  • Paying attention and checking in on mental health is important. Physical health is important, but mental and emotional well-being is imperative to living a happy life. Checking in on themselves and their mindset allows them to evaluate their state of mind and if they need to seek help. Sadness, anger and anxiety are all feelings that men (and women alike) should keep notice of. Please consult a doctor if you are concerned about your mental health.

 

What Diseases and Medical Issues Do Men Face in Today’s World?

Home Care for ParentsIt is imperative to note that men can develop illnesses and medical conditions at the same rate as women. In fact, there are some illnesses, such as breast cancer, that even men are susceptible to. However, there are several medical conditions that men are more prone to. These illnesses are:

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Respiratory Disease
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Skin Cancer
  • HIV/AIDS
  • COPD
  • Liver Disease
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer

It is imperative that all men speak with their doctor regarding their risk for developing these illnesses and diseases, among others. The chances that a man will be more susceptible to developing these illnesses or diseases will be largely dependent on their lifestyle and family history. Please consult your medical professionals if you have any questions, comments or concerns regarding your medical history and your health.

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Reviewer: Patricia
Patricia 2020-09-18 via Google
I like working for 24hr home care because they allow me to have a flexible schedule and I can take advantage of how far away from home I'd like to travel for work.
Reviewer: Liliana D
Liliana D 2020-09-18 via Google
Improving getting better and better really listen to our voice send us a recognition letter congratulating us as frontline workers, send us a little gift for our performance, send us an gift certificate from amazon for school supplies pack of $30 dollars for our children looking forward for more improvements feels good to be recognize as a great frontline worker helps us get more motivated afterall thats going on. Ive never got anything or a congratulations from them ever its the first time in the 3 years ive work with them and today they call me to say happy bday i feel special. Thank you 24hr homecare
Reviewer: Tatyana
Tatyana 2020-09-18 via Google
Pros: It’s nice working here. With this agency, you have a very flexible schedule. There are a lot of 4-5 hour shifts, although they do offer overnight shifts as well from 8 hours, maybe 12. You can qualify for employee benefits after 1 year of working here. They have “emergency rate” wages as well, these are last minute shifts that can raise from $1-5 an hour; if they hired you at $14hr and they give you an (e-rate) emergency rate then it’ll probably be from $15, $16, $17+ depending on the case. Traveling is required and they did have a virtual interview with me. They have employees working 24 hours if you decide to call them. They use the CC-Go app to clock in and clock out. They also give you a link to a corporate perks website that will give you discounts on phones, plane tickets, hotels ect. Cons: Communication with the office/managers can be difficult at times because when you call, anyone/random person can answer. My personal recommendation as a company request for employee(s): Sending each caregiver a “care package” in a ziplock bag with gloves, masks, hand sanitizer, ect. in case a facility or client doesn’t have the supplies needed. Having these “care packages” would help the company prevent any further sicknesses when dealing with urination and bowel movements if anything were to happen.
Reviewer: Samantha
Samantha 2020-09-13 via Google
Highly recommend!
Reviewer: Samantha
Samantha 2020-09-13 via Google
Great, award-winning company!
Reviewer: Samantha
Samantha 2020-09-13 via Google
Great company! Highly recommend.
Reviewer: CAROL
CAROL 2020-08-01 via Google
I LOVE BEING ON CALL THRU THE WEEK MAKE MORE MONEY, WORK WHEN YOU WANT. LOVE LOVE LOVE 24 HR AND ALL THE STAFFERS THERE THE BEST.
Reviewer: Laura
Laura 2020-06-12 via Google
Our care givers are loving, friendly and devoted. They are family! Thank you for being here for us.
Reviewer: Richard
Richard 2020-06-09 via Google
Our Care-giver Mudrakat is a blessing for us, with a big heart, and a very professional approach and skills - she will go far...
Reviewer: Raul
Raul 2020-05-28 via Google
Great place to work for!

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