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50 Health Tips Every Man Should Know

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16. Get plenty of exercise

One of the simplest advice Dr. Dhir recommended is to get plenty of exercise. “An active lifestyle cannot always overcome genetics, but it can certainly help every male prevent chronic disease and maximize vitality,” he added.

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17. Know what causes male infertility

Though men might think of infertility as a woman’s problem, a third of infertility problems are caused by male reproductive issues. Male infertility can be the result of low sperm production, abnormal sperm function, or blockages of sperm transport. Infections, swelling of the veins, cancer, hormonal imbalances, celiac disease, and prior surgeries are some of the possible causes of male infertility.

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18. Certain types of hair loss can be stopped

Hair loss in men can be hereditary, due to hormonal changes, or caused by medical conditions or medications. One type of hair loss, alopecia areata, is when the hair falls out in patches. Scientists have determined that the condition may stem from insufficient amounts of vitamin D. Men should be screened for alopecia areata and vitamin D deficiency.

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19. Read more often

Want to live longer? Then engage in more cognitive stimulating activities — something we tend to do less as we age. More frequent cognitive stimulating activity has been linked to longer life spans and reduced cognitive decline in later life. This pleasant pastime helps keep the brain about 10 years younger.

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20. Don’t cut carbs

The body needs each macronutrient — carbohydrates, fats, and protein — for optimal health. Carbs are the body’s main source of energy. You just have to know where to get them. Avoid simple carbs that can be found in candy and cookies and splurge on complex carbs that are found in fruits and vegetables. The source of the carbs is one of the crucial things nutritionists want you to know about calories.