Guys -- Are you looking to increase your energy levels? Are you searching for a way to become more physically productive? Do you find you just don’t have the energy you used to? Maybe it’s time you put some serious thought into investing in some self-care.
By investing in self-care, you can attain a healthier and more energized lifestyle. In doing so, you will have more energy and motivation to put forth into your work, your relationships, and your life in general. By taking the time to take care of yourself, you will become a better husband, a better employee, a better employer, a better father, brother, friend -- and better man. You are at your best when you take care of yourself, and you deserve to be at your best… heck, the people around you deserve to be around the best version of you!
6 Healthy Things Men Can Do Be More Physically Productive
1. Get Training
An active lifestyle will actually increase your energy levels, so now is the time to get your body moving. Hire a trainer, join a training group, buy a road bike, join a hockey league, start taking walks after dinner, hop on the treadmill or take up weekly hiking… You have every reason to fit in at least 20 minutes of physical activity into your daily schedule.
2. Put Better Food In Your Body
Salads aren’t just for girls, just like trucks aren’t just for boys. Your food consumption does not have to revolve around burgers, steaks and quick grab meals. In this day and age, there are good tasting, healthy options all over the place. Man up, and reach for that salad (go ahead and toss some lean ground beef or chicken breast on top) and fuel up with a colorful plate of greens.
Giving your body time to rest and recover will enable you to perform at high levels every single day. That being said, recovery does not mean you have free range to sit dormant with the remote. Recovery means doing something proactive to increase your body’s rate of repair and recovery, such as grabbing a 3-minute cryotherapy session (all the pro athletes are doing it... why wouldn't you?), or throwing on some compression sleeves to decrease joint inflammation. Grab a wellness membership to complement your gym membership. Your health is an investment, so stop complaining about the fees. This is an investment in your performance… Don’t you spend more at the bar per month?
4. Test Your Testosterone
Yes, get it tested. As you age, your testosterone levels decrease, and this is what brings on that age-old feeling that you are getting tired. This is natural. The extra weight starts lingering around your waist, and your muscles don't fire up like they used to. But guess what? THIS CAN BE ADJUSTED. What currently separates you from your young college glory day manhood? Some hair, maybe one or two kids, but most importantly...YOUR TESTOSTERONE. That’s it. Your testosterone has most likely made a significant decrease. Get it checked, get it charged, and you will see your performance accelerate like Usain Bolt out of the starting blocks.
5. Vitamin Increase
Our bodies need essential vitamins to feel great, train hard and perform like a champ. But we can’t get all of these vitamins from our food. Don’t worry, there’s a way to make sure your body absorbs the vitamins you may be lacking! With the usage of IV drips and Vitamin injections, there are no excuses. The vitamins travel directly into your system, and you are ready to go.
It’s hard to get a good night’s sleep -- what else is new? Maybe you have kids, maybe your job has you stressed, maybe SportsCenter just has you addicted...but seriously, nothing is worth losing sleep over. Get back to the 8 hours. If you have kids, go to sleep when you put them down a few nights per week. Make the effort to get home from work earlier -- get home, consume a good meal, spend time with loved ones and get a good night’s sleep. With your new workouts and active lifestyle, your body will definitely need the chance to shut down!