Healthy New Year Resolutions for 2019
New Year is a chance to begin a fresh resolution and keep spirits high till the end. We all strive for perfect health but often spend far less time exploring our changing health needs. This year, tune into your body’s signals and strive to maintain your health in top condition. Optimal male sexual and reproductive health is a combination of healthy lifestyle choices and appropriate screening tests. Here are New Year resolutions that guarantee a healthier mind and body and a more positive outlook on life.
Maintaining a healthy weight ensures overall wellness. Healthy behaviors such as exercising more, eating more fruits and vegetables, sufficient sleep, consuming small portions, and reducing your screen time help maintain a healthy weight, and reduce blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol. Regular exercise also helps couples trying to conceive.
Smoking is a primary cause of heart disease and lung cancer. Smoking also affects the sperm quality. Quitting smoking with cessation aids, lifestyle changes, and personal goals promote a better functioning of the heart and lungs and a better quality of life. Lifestyle changes such as more exercise help you get through initial withdrawal symptoms and overcome smoking triggers.
Depression affects 4.5% of the Indian population and 42.5% corporate employees. Couples trying to conceive can be overwhelmed during the fertility treatment procedures. You can prevent depression by spending more time with friends and family, pursuing hobbies and through holistic techniques such as meditation and practicing gratitude.
Maintain Optimal Nutrition
Consuming the right nutrition is a key to preventing the onset of chronic disease:
- Eat more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains
- Hydrate yourself
- Consume less alcohol and soda
- Reduce fast-food intake and cook at home more often
- Increase your vitamin and mineral intake
Plan Regular Health Checkups
India recorded about 72,946,400 diabetes cases in 2017. Further, according to Ranbaxy laboratories data, more than 27% of the patients had high levels of bad cholesterol and 42.8% Indians had elevated triglycerides in their blood. Prostate cancer occurs as frequently as one in nine men, and its death rate is one in 41 men. To rule out these and other common life-threatening and chronic conditions, ensure regular doctor consultation to screen medical issues like high cholesterol, high blood sugar and cancer. Consulting a fertility specialist if you have been trying to conceive for more than 1 year will help determine the cause of the infertility issues at an early stage. Andrology Center also offers Pre-Marital health screening packages for patients who are preparing for their big day soon.
Incorporate Lifestyle Changes
The final and most important point is consistency. So whichever resolutions you may make for the New Year, keep at it and do not give up, to see the best results. for focus are related to essential lifestyle changes:
At Andrology Center, our expert panel of Andrologists are here to help you with any of your queries on sexual and reproductive health. Andrology Center also offers the SCSA® test, the gold standard in sperm DNA fragmentation tests as well as blood tests, semen analysis and semen culture, semen TB PCR, pre-marital screening, Y-Chromosome microdeletion and karyotyping.