Keep Your Liver Healthy
Guys, be a man and face the facts: The lifestyle of men tend to be less healthy than women. Either you’re the pillar of the house or just a working adult, the workload that you can handle exceeds the total that you can handle, bundled up with miscellaneous stuff outside of work, your health is automatically neglected. Or should we say, you have no time for that? When health slowly deteriorates due to lack of time for exercise and proper diet, you find it even harder to perform well in work.
How do you juggle among staying up late for work, rushing for social gatherings, relationship, diet, etc.?
Causes that Affect Men’s Health
1. Staying up late
There are millions of reasons to stay up late. You are either rushing for your proposal/report, watching a late-night movie, gaming, etc. or you probably just could not sleep. Yea, it is
always sometimes unavoidable to stay up late. But, you have to maintain your best performance (for work) despite the lack of sleep. Maintaining a strong immunity and protecting your liver function are two major concerns you have to take note. It's clinically proven that staying up late is the cause of most liver diseases besides infection and genetic factor. Along with lack of sleep, people can gradually show symptoms in liver.
2. Heavy drinking
Socialisation is inevitable in today’s society, and drinking is common. Beer night-outs with colleagues on a semi-regular basis is common among men after stressful working day ahead. However, alcohol consumption can harm the body, mainly on the liver, digestive system, metabolism, brain and skeletal system.
Heavy alcohol consumption is the most common cause of liver damage. Excess amount of alcohol decreases the liver’s ability of removing toxins from the body.
Cigarette smoke affect the liver indirectly. The toxic chemicals found in cigarette smoke eventually reach to the liver and cause oxidative stress to the liver that produces free radicals that damage the liver cells. Just one cigarette can rob the body of 25mg vitamin C (a tangerine’s worth) and limits the absorption of vitamin D, the most important nutrient for healthy bones. Smokers also take a longer period to heal from injuries than non-smokers.
Stress is not necessarily a bad thing in the short term, but chronic stress puts your health at risk as it has immediate effect on your body. Negative stress (distress) can lead to physical symptoms such as insomnia, headache, depression, high blood pressure, mood swing, poor immunity and even erectile dysfunction. What’s even worse is when some tend to relieve stress through drinking alcoholic beverages or smoking. These does not do any help to your physical health either. To combat distress, exercise is an important factor for emotional balance.
Take charge of your health
It’s never too late to start! Diet plays an important role as good nutrition is an important part of leading a healthy lifestyle. As lack of sleep has always been linked with poor immune system, a diet focusing on foods rich in vitamin Bs is good because vitamin Bs are good for immune function, iron absorption and energy production. The B-complex vitamins are also essential for mental and emotional well-being.
You may include food rich in vitamin Bs into your daily diet such as meat, poultry, whole grains, green leafy vegetables, dairy and nuts.
If busy schedules keep you occupied all day and night, health supplements like Antrodia Cinnamomea keep your health at bay on the go! You may be wondering about this hard-to-pronounce supplement. Antrodia Cinnamomea is a priceless health supplement found only in Taiwan, known to grow slowly on the surfaces and in the inner trunk cavities of the rare, indigenous tree C. kanehiral. This medicinal herb has long been used to protect the liver, promote longevity and to reduce fatigue. This is essential for people who smoke and/or have frequent drinking sessions because Antrodia Cinnamomea acts to strengthen the liver function. Of course, a healthy lifestyle is needed to lead a healthy life. Try to sleep earlier, cut down on alcohol and/or cigarettes, you will feel the difference!
Take charge of your health, gents. The sooner you do it, the better.