Winter is the ideal time of the year to slow down and regain balance. Getting plenty of sleep is easier when it’s cold outside, but some men find it challenging to maintain optimal dietary and fitness health. With the theme of this year’s Men’s Health Week from 12 – 18 June being ‘Healthy Body – Healthy Mind: Keeping the Balance,’ we’re focusing on simple ways to achieve balance, with the added help from supplements. Read on to find out more…
- Take a probiotic
Balance begins from the inside… and we’re talking literally deep within your gut. Taking a daily probiotic helps work towards enhancing the good bacteria residing in the immune system. Good bacteria helps combat disease and may positively impact brain functioning. Try Fusion Health Probiotic Advanced, which is packed with 30 billion CFU (colony forming units) from six strains of good bacteria.
- Opt for a multi vitamin.
Help restore your body’s optimal vitamin, mineral and antioxidant stores with a men’s multi vitamin, such as Fusion Health Men’s Multi Advanced. Careful combinations of essential nutrients help strengthen the immune system to prevent colds and flu.
- Exercise indoors
Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean your fitness levels need to suffer. Switch a bicycle for an indoor exercise bike, roll out your yoga mat in your living room and follow a yoga class on Youtube, or even plan a mini workout in the living room including push-ups, squats, lunges and planks.
- Support reproductive health
A healthy reproductive system can impact overall health and well-being. Fusion Health Men’s Balance uses principles of traditional Chinese medicine to support men’s health across all stages of adulthood. It may aid in the maintenance of healthy sperm production and male hormone levels, which can have a beneficial impact on mental health and brain functioning.
- Eat plenty of protein-rich foods
Whether you’re vegan, vegetarian or a meat lover, there are plenty of plant and animal-based protein sources. Foods rich in protein help maintain both mental and physical health balance, for example skin cell repair and production of the ‘happy’ hormone serotonin in the brain. Good plant-based sources include soy, quinoa and legumes. Most animal-based sources are protein-rich, such as chicken, fish and eggs.