National Men’s Health Week (1) takes place every year in the week leading up to Father’s Day. It’s a great time of year to refocus on your health whether you’re a father, plan on becoming a father, know a father or just want to be a guy who takes good care of himself!
Men and women require different things to function at their best, so we’ll be talking about 3 ways you can boost your health this year starting with Men’s Health Week, and hopefully carrying into the rest of the year, and rest of your life.
If your joints aren’t feeling good, you’re not feeling good. Maintaining joint health is important so that you can keep doing that yard work you take so much pride in, go for runs with man’s best friend, and basically just make sure you don’t end up like Walter Matthau a la Grumpy Old Men.
The main ingredient in Parker Natural’s Joint Health is long heralded anti-inflammatory Turmeric (2). Turmeric contains highly potent antioxidants that benefit the brain, heart and overall health of your cells while working to ease joint movement. Turmeric needs to be activated in order to release the full benefits it’s capable of offering, so Bioperine (a.k.a. black pepper) steps up to the call of duty to help aid in absorption. If you’re looking to get your body back down to the same youthful age your brain is feeling, this is a great option for you.
2. Manage Stress Levels
Stereotypes are slowly fading away, but a lot of men still have difficulties expressing their emotions. Emotional “build-up”/stress has been known to negatively affect health by raising cortisol (3) levels which can, in turn, raise blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and lead to heart disease. Staying active (4) (which the aforementioned Parker Naturals Turmeric Curcumin can help out with), helps to lower stress levels by releasing endorphins, a.k.a. Your body’s naturally occurring happy pill.
Meditation (5) is another helpful tool in managing stress; and you don’t have to take an hour out of your busy schedule to stand in mountain pose to reap the benefits of this ancient practice. Modern-day activities such as using your commute to work to practice mindfulness, going for a walk, listening to your favorite music, or more classically, doing a few quick breathing exercises are all ways to meditate. If you want to go the breathing route, try a few quick rounds of a 4, 4, 8 count: Inhale for 4 counts, hold for 4 counts, and release for 8 counts all with your eyes closed.
Increasing your intake of vitamins, antioxidants, and amino acids (6) may help to prevent prostate cancer and other negative occurrences related to your prostate that can happen as you age. Parker Naturals’ Saw Palmetto Capsules for Prostate Health provide the nutrients you need to keep your prostate, well, productive. Active ingredient Saw Palmetto, has been shown to reduce prostate size and help stop the spread of human prostate cancer cell lines (7).
The serenoa repens fruit saw palmetto is extracted from, has a high concentration of fatty acids, sterols and flavonoids and also has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects that can help relax bladder muscles and other muscles surrounding the prostate, thus, relieving pressure and other symptoms. If a swollen prostate is keeping you from being active, this supplement may be a great addition to your daily routine.
If you already work out on a regular basis, boost your physical performance by giving your body the best nutritional support it can get with Parker Naturals’ Sports Nutrition Supplement Line. This line is comprised of a Pre-Workout Nitric Oxide Booster, a Post-Workout BCAA Amino Acid, a Testosterone Booster and L-Carnitine Liquid. All of these supplements work together to give your body the peak performance it needs before, during and after your workouts.
Staying on top of your health is possible with a little bit of intention and dedication. The supplements and stress management techniques covered in this article are just some of the options available to you to work on improving your health. Parker Naturals has lots of great dietary supplements that can be added to your routine HERE, and we hope you’ll be inspired this Men’s Health Week to continue to find ways to take care of your mind, body and spirit.
Parker Naturals strives to take every step necessary to keep our customers smiling and helping them achieve vibrant health! This includes, but is not limited to, starting right by providing you with nothing but pure ingredients that are free of harmful contaminants.
Our premium supplements contain absolutely zero fillers, binders, or additives and are proudly developed and manufactured in the U.S.A. in world-class FDA-approved facilities. Our customers’ health and safety are our top priority. Quality is more than a word. It’s something we prove to you every day!
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