The Men’s Guide To Looking After Your Own Welfare

A key focus of my blog is Health/Wellness. There are special considerations for the health of men, much of which are not talked about regularly. The following contributed post is entitled, The Men’s Guide To Looking After Your Own Welfare.

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Men in general are not as good at looking after their own welfare compared to women. So finding ways to look after both your physical and mental wellbeing is very important. Thankfully society has changed a little since the time when men were expected to keep all their emotions to themselves and just demonstrate their masculinity and strength as opposed to their emotional vulnerabilities. Here are some examples of what you can do to look after yours and why it is important.

Focusing On Your Mental Health and Not Letting Things Overwhelm You

There is certainly nothing to be ashamed of with regards to looking after your mental health. Societal changes within the last ten years or so have improved slightly for men, with regards to what would have been considered a taboo subject before, men’s mental health and recognising the signs and symptoms of depression.

This positive step forward allows men today to feel slightly less embarrassed about opening up about their feelings. If you ever find yourself feeling low and not yourself, then you should not hesitate to reach out to someone you know or to speak to a counsellor so that you can explore your emotions and what is the cause behind your low mood.

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Overcoming a Personal Injury

Whether it is a sports injury or a medical problem that has gone wrong, you should not let the problem fester, otherwise your injury could deteriorate. If for example your injury is due to medical negligence, you should certainly seek advice from various medical malpractice attorneys, to ensure that your legal rights are covered and any compensation you are due is claimed. You certainly should not think you are being a hindrance by pursuing this.

Taking Care of Your Appearance

Looking after your appearance and keeping yourself groomed is certainly not a vain activity. It demonstrates that you take pride in your appearance if you regularly get your haircut, beard shaved and use men’s toiletries to take care of your skin.

Studies have demonstrated that a more positive self body image also equates to feeling much more confident in yourself. So the more you take care of yourself and not feel embarrassed about it, the more likely your mood is going to be lifted, which is certainly a positive factor.

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Leading a Healthy Lifestyle and Eating Well

Taking care of yourself also includes eating a healthy, balanced diet so that your body is getting all the nutrients it needs to thrive. It is knowing what works personally for your body and lifestyle and trying to incorporate that into your routine so that you are maximising your chances, as much as possible, at leading a long and healthy happy life.

Overall these factors collectively, will ensure that you are looking after your own welfare to the best of your ability, and not feeling embarrassed about it either. You matter.

Author: anwaryusef

Anwar Y. Dunbar is a Regulatory Scientist. Being a naturally curious person, he is also a student of all things. He earned his Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of Michigan and his Bachelor’s Degree in General Biology from Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU). Prior to starting the Big Words Blog Site, Anwar published and contributed to numerous research articles in competitive scientific journals reporting on his research from graduate school and postdoctoral years. After falling in love with writing, he contributed to the now defunct, and the Edvocate where he regularly wrote about: Education-related stories/topics, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Financial Literacy; as well as conducted interviews with notable individuals such as actor and author Hill Harper. Having many influences, one of his most notable heroes is author, intellectual and speaker, Malcolm Gladwell, author of books including Outliers and David and Goliath. Anwar has his hands in many, many activities. In addition to writing, Anwar actively mentors youth, works to spread awareness of STEM careers, serves on the Board of Directors of the Friends of the David M. Brown Arlington Planetarium, serves as Treasurer for the JCSU Washington, DC Alumni Chapter, and is active in the Dave Ramsey Financial Peace Ministry at the Alfred Street Baptist Church. He also tutors in the subjects of biology, chemistry and physics. Along with his multi-talented older brother Amahl Dunbar (designer of the Big Words logos, inventor and a plethora of other things), Anwar is a “Fanboy” and really enjoys Science-Fiction and Superhero movies including but not restricted to Captain America Civil War, Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Prometheus. He is a proud native of Buffalo, NY.

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