This article was published on December 29th, 2022
You have spent countless hours and days at the gym over the past year, carefully counted calories, invested in supplements to help maximize your performance, always have perfectly styled hair, and keep up with regular manscaping. Gay men place extreme importance on health and bodies, to look and feel great, and to grab all the eyes attention when they walk in the room. However, health and wellness go well beyond just getting regular haircuts and lifting weights at the gym. To live better, longer, your personal health and wellness goes much deeper.
Here, we’re going to look at other areas gay men need to consider as part of their overall healthy living strategy, using preventative and holistic health measures to live a vibrant, energetic, and youthful life. Use these helpful tips as part of your 2023 New Year Resolution strategy.
Drink plenty of ice water
Drinking ice water can help speed up your metabolism. For each warm glass of water your drink you’re retaining 8 calories. It’s best practice to drink eight cups of water a day. Water will help flush toxins and impurities from your body, assist with digestion, reduce the amount of food you will want to eat, and give you energy. Water can also help you get a better night sleep, because you are less likely to wake up from dehydration.
Live by the 90/10 rule
The 90/10 principle is when 90% of the time you follow your healthy meal plan guidelines closely, while 10% of the time you are free to eat what you truly enjoy. There are simple changes you can make to your diet, like choosing a side salad instead of fries when you go out for meals, opting for mocktails over cocktails, and hummus over dip with raw vegetables. Small and simple changes can go a long way when it comes to maintaining a healthy diet.
Rejuvenate your skin
You probably already have a regular skin routine that includes daily moisturizing, face scrubs, clay masks, night creams, and hyaluronic acids. These are all great steps for your daily and weekly skincare maintenance. But to get to the next level of preventative skincare treatment, and to stay looking youthful, longer, you should consider additional services. There are a wide range of treatments available to rejuvenate your skin, including cosmetic enhancements like Botox, soft tissue fillers, peels, dermaplaning, and cosmeceuticals.
Add vitamins and supplements to your daily routine
In addition to having a protein shake after the gym, which supports muscle repair and growth, it’s important to take a variety of vitamins and supplements. This includes taking a daily multivitamin, vitamin C to support immune health, and vitamin D if you suffer from seasonal affective disorder, and vitamin B to convert food into energy and support metabolism. Amino acids are also highly recommended to help repair and build muscles and assist with digestion.
Go for massage therapy and chiropractor treatments
Most people who workout will use a foam roller, a tennis ball, and maybe a massage gun to help soothe sore and tired muscles. Epsom salt baths and topical creams also help. But to maximize your workouts, get the ultimate recovery, and get the gains you want to achieve, you need to start seeing a registered massage therapist and a chiropractor. These professional services can help flush out your muscles of lactic acids and realign your body, setting you up for success. They can also provide suggestions on additional workouts, stretches, and exercises you can do on your own time to reduce injury between visits.
Explore the benefits of biohacking
Biohacking is the process of working with your natural biology to exploit the healing potential of your mind and body. It can improve stamina, recovery, mental clarity, productivity, and stimulate regeneration. Treatments include vitamin and mineral IV injections, magnetic and electric pulse stimulation, and oxygen therapy in hyperbaric chambers.
Prioritize your mental health
Everyone has issues they struggle to deal with; we just don’t talk about them. Mental health issues are important to recognize and to work through. In recent years getting mental health support has been normalized and no longer has the stigma it once had. Dealing with issues, big or small, can help you perform at your best, and allow you to become a more successful person. Issues can range from dealing with the loss of a loved one to managing relationships with family and friends. It can also include important items like depression and sexual orientation. Talking to a professional can help you find mental clarity and understand more about yourself, and your own situation.
Sexual performance typically peaks in the mid 20’s. Perhaps you haven’t noticed that over the years your sexual interest and performance has slowed down. A hormone test can help identify treatment options for various symptoms, like low libido, to bring a resurgence back to a healthy, normal sex life.
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These are just some of the many preventative treatments and methods to help you look you, feel great, and to live longer. It’s not enough to do the basics of eating healthy and going to the gym. Today’s gays want to live longer, feel full of energy, and look their best. While aging in inevitable, feeling old doesn’t have to be.
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