To the surprise of absolutely no one, a new Cleveland Clinic survey finds that most men — and boomer men in particular — don’t like talking about their health. AARP
We’re not asking you to talk about your health. We’re asking you to learn how to maximize your health. Men, take care of your amazing body. According to the Cleveland Clinic Survey, 53% of men said they just don’t talk about their health. 60% said they only go to a doctor if a symptom or problem becomes unbearable. 20% admitted the only reason they see a doctor is to stop a spouse or significant other from nagging them. If you learn how to take care of that amazing body of yours, you might very well be able to live your life at 100% for 100 years…or more. And that would be without any unbearable problems and no nagging involved.
A man is as young as his spinal column.
Joseph H. Pilates
We’ve already discussed how regardless of age (or sex), the nervous system is in control when it comes to your body’s internal communication system. Despite the many differences between men and women, this isn’t one. Often male lifestyles can be about extremes. They either have office jobs that require a lot of sitting, or physical jobs that require a lot of physical labor and heavy lifting. Often their outside of work lifestyles include or are even centered around playing sports or working out.
These lifestyle choices leave men of all ages exposed to chemicals and toxins, stressors, and injuries. If unchecked they lead to wear and tear on the joints and muscles, chronic pain, and increased risk of injury.
Health Care Choices
Neither are over the counter or prescription pain relievers are a solution. When the medication wears off the pain returns, often worse than before. This downward cycle does not promote health and healing.
As men age, other concerns such as erectile dysfunction, hypertension, diabetes, and color cancer can be added into the mix. It’s possible for men to do what they enjoy, into old age, without risk of chronic illness, injury or pain. All they need to do is begin to make health care choices today that will support their body’s innate intelligence..
Age Isn’t to Blame
By making proper choices and enhancing your overall health on a regular basis, you will be surprised at how many health challenges can be avoided as you age. Your age isn’t to blame for your problems, it’s the choices you’ve made that got you where you are today. Those same choices will determine where you’re going to be tomorrow.
When spinal subluxations or misalignments are left untreated they do not allow for the central nervous system to communicate with the body. This sets the stage for all types of dysfunctions, including but not limited to back pain.
Back to Lifestyle
Did you know that lifestyle chiropractic care can reduce the risk for common male health problems such as heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, erectile dysfunction, and colon cancer? It can also increase quality of sleep, relieve joint pain, and maximize range of motion. If you have been thinking that your health conditions can’t be treated you’re probably wrong. If you were told that your health conditions can only be treated by medication or surgery, you were probably lied to.
Chiropractic care can make you healthier and stronger in many ways—not just relieve minor ailments. It can restore or help you maintain a lifestyle that brings you joy. Find out more by talking with a chiropractor today. Start living at 100% for 100 years today!