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Men’s cancer is being highlighted internationally during the month of September. Details can be found on a special website called Blue September and to mark the fact, I am writing this article on nutrition and lifestyle just for men! See excerpt from the Blue September website below: Blue September is part of an international campaign that seeks to tackle the fact that men are more likely to develop and die of cancer than women and that men are less likely to discuss their personal health concerns with family, friends or their GP.As 1 in 4 women and 1 in 3 men in Ireland will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime we want men to start facing up to their increased cancer risk and take more responsibility for their own health.Blue September is a fun way of delivering this message and we know that if more men took better care of their health we could significantly reduce the numbers of men dying from cancer every year in Ireland.So why BLUE? Well blue is for boys and we lose too many of our fathers, brothers, sons and friends to prostate, testicular, bowel and other cancers every year. extenze reviews
These are sobering facts, but what can men do to improve their health and help improve those cancer statistics? Well, check out the Blue September website where they list common men’s cancers, their symptoms and some lifestyle tips: blueseptember.ie In addition, I have summarized some of my own suggestions that I hope will encourage men to adopt healthier lifestyles What can I say about smoking – Just make the decision to cut it out. Making the decision to quit is the first step. It does take willpower but it will be worth it. Smoking is one of the worst things you can do for your health! Try Nicotine patches, hypnosis, acupuncture, or the Alan Carr method, this worked for me!Try for at least 4 alcohol free days a week. Cutting down on alcohol will not only help with weight loss, but may reduce your risk for certain cancers. Research has also shown a link between excess beer consumption and poor prostate health.
Try to exercise on a regular basis, 3 – 5 times a week for a minimum of 2o minutes at a time. Take up a sport, or exercise at home or join the gym but try not to fall in to the habit of heading for the pub straight after! Approaching middle age does not automatically equate to weight gain and that paunch around the middle. Exercise plus good nutrition will help keep those extra pounds off and improve your overall health.Certain fruit & veg have been shown to be particularly beneficial for prostate health, a worry for a lot of men as they reach middle age. Tomatoes contain lycopene a powerful anti-oxidant. Soybeans and tofu contain substances called isoflavones, which can help with hormone balance. Carrots and other brightly colored fruit & veg are rich in carotene, which can fortify the immune system. Broccoli comes up time and time again for its cancer protective properties. So eat a rainbow – the more variety of colours the better! In addition, try to reduce meat consumption and replace with fish 2 or 3 times a week. Fish such as: organic or wild salmon, mackerel, sardines and trout contain essential omega 3 fatty acids and are good for many health conditions including prostate health, despite recent media reports.