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5 Healthy Habits for Men to Live Their BEST Lives

Author: D1 Training

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Every man on this planet is given one life. That life can branch off in many directions, and no individual life is spent the same way. However, a handful of healthy habits can turn any good life into a great one. Men’s fitness is multifaceted. Whether you’re a teenage athlete or a retired family man, these quick healthy habits may help you live your BEST life.

  1. Quality Sleep

What does it mean to get quality sleep? The American Heart Association defines quality sleep as uninterrupted, restorative sleep that is regulated at appropriate times. The process of falling asleep is just as important as the sleep itself. Our bodies run like clocks. It’s important to try and fall asleep and wake up at the same time every day. Doing this will put your body in a natural cycle that will ensure prolonged, energizing sleep. It’s also important to limit screen usage before you get ready for bed. The constant light from our devices tricks our bodies into halting the development of melatonin, the chemical our brain produces to induce drowsiness. Performing these practices daily will set your body on track for rejuvenating sleep and increased daily energy levels.

  1. Hydration

It’s no secret that humans need water to survive, but hydration goes further than drinking a glass of water after a hard day. Daily hydration and energy levels go hand in hand. Your body perpetually releases the water you consume throughout the day. Whether you’re running drills on the turf or working in the sun, you’re going to sweat. Drinking water will help, but supplying yourself with electrolytes will work better. An even balance of water and electrolyte beverages will do wonders for your energy levels. Water lubricates the joints and maintains your body temperature, and sports beverages supply carbohydrates and electrolytes to the body, raising your energy without the need for caffeine or other stimulants. A glass of water and a bottle of PRIME Hydration (or your favorite sports drink) is a popular combo to feel good without adding unnecessary caffeine or excessive sugar.

  1. Strength and Conditioning

Who doesn’t love feeling strong? We rely on our bodies for everything in our day to day lives, so why not train it to do everything better? Men’s fitness comes in many forms, so be your own boss. It could be a 20-minute walk, or an hour-long weight training session. Daily physical activity will keep your body in check and ensure you’re able to accomplish whatever you set out to do.

  1. Nutrition

Daily nutrition, like hydration, is incredibly important to live a healthier, fueled lifestyle. Sometimes, making sure to eat the correct things can seem daunting and dissuade you from eating properly. Instead, try to focus on cutting out what you know to be bad. Junk food, sugary drinks, food high in saturated fat, and processed meals all serve as roadblocks to physical health. Actively thinking about avoiding these foods will naturally encourage you to seek healthier alternatives.

  1. Stress Management

So far, we have primarily mentioned practices to benefit your physical health. Your mental health is just as important! Stress can manifest in many forms, from physically feeling sick to skin breakouts, and most of them are hindrances to your daily wellbeing. If you can avoid potential stressors, do so. However, for most of us, stress is a part of life. A good way to sideline this stress is to distract yourself from it. Develop a hobby, take a walk, practice deep breathing, or hit the gym. These are all common examples of activities that you can do to reduce your overall stress levels and live a happier life.

Living your BEST life comes down to taking care of yourself. A healthier mind and body allow you to participate in the activities you enjoy, with the people you care about. This brings us to our final tip – surrounding yourself with your tribe or taking part in community events, are great ways to feel good about the life you are living.