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June 6, 2019

How Can Health Coaching Improve Men’s Health?

Did you know that men’s health is only 25% determined by genetics? Lifestyle choices can have a huge impact on overall health.  If you, or a man in your life, needs some help in committing to a healthy lifestyle, health coaching may help. Keep reading to learn more about how health coaching can help men lead a healthy lifestyle!

Annual Check-ups are Important for Men’s Health

Annual check-ups and regular screenings are important steps to take in caring for your health. Preventative care can catch issues, like cancer, heart disease, and more, before they become big problems. Your age will help determine what things should be regularly checked. Men under 39 might not have to have PSA (Prostate Specific Antigens) blood tests or testosterone screenings but men 50 or over should regularly have these things, and more, checked! You should talk to your healthcare provider about what regular health screenings are right for you, based on age, health history, and other factors. If you have not had an annual check-up or preventative screening yet this year now is the time to schedule one — it could save your life!

Lifestyle Changes Can Make a Big Difference

Scheduling preventative care is just one lifestyle change that can have a big impact. Eating right will also improve your health. Men should eat low-fat, high fiber diets with lots of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. This will reduce your chances of cancer and increase heart health. Regular exercise can also help you maintain a healthy weight. Obesity has been linked to certain cancers, including prostate cancer, heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes. The CDC recommends at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise a week for substantial health benefits. However, some physical activity is better than none! Small changes that increase physical activity will result in some health benefits.

How Health Coaching Can Help

Regular check-ups, eating healthier, and exercising more can all improve men’s health. But how do you actually make these changes? And once you do, how do you stay committed to them? Health coaching, like from the coaches at the Living Healthier hotline, can help men lead healthier lives. Our Living Healthier coaches will work with you to create smart goals that will improve your health and fit into your lifestyle. They will cheer you on and hold you accountable, so that you don’t have to make these lifestyle changes alone. With the help of health coaching you will have someone to provide resources and support, whether your goal is to eat more vegetables, quitting smoking, or handling a diagnosis like diabetes!

Health coaching through the It’s Time Texas Living Healthier hotline is free, bilingual, and confidential. You can learn more about Living Healthier health coaching here or call them directly at 844-262-6224. Right now, if you complete three coaching sessions you will also receive a $25 HEB gift card so call today!

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