Men require more calories than women because of having more muscle mass.
The extra muscle requires more energy.
Your energy needs are based on your sex, weight, height, and level of activity.
Foods for Energy
These foods are rich in fiber and help to manage hunger and fullness to help ward off certain cancers specifically prostate and colon.
Whole grains such as breads, pasta, cereals
There are various sources for protein
Vegetable protein shakes
Be sure to cut down on saturated fat from high-fat meats and full-fat dairy products and fried foods. Use unsaturated, heart-healthy fats such as olive oil, canola oil, nuts, seeds, and avocados.
Please note that eating these foods does not guarantee to prevent disease as there are other factors to consider. However, maintaining a healthy diet is a great pathway to better health. See your physician for more information or contact the LHC for an appointment with our on-staff licensed medical providers.
We know how important it is to eat fruits & veggies, drink plenty of water, and take supplements along with having routine check-ups. We even know the value of maintaining a regular exercise regiment, yes, this is all true! However, truthfully, it’s not always as easy when going it alone especially when you don’t have the support you need. At LHC, we’re here to help with a regiment and support tailored specifically for you.
What About Exercise ?
Regular exercise improves blood circulation, which may reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke, lower blood cholesterol, lower blood pressure, and may improve blood sugar levels. However, if you have diabetes, heart, or kidney disease, we recommend you consult with your doctor beginning an exercise program.
Other benefits of exercising:
Keeps weight off
Helps you live longer
Lowers risk of certain diseases
Improves quality of life
Helps maintain testosterone level as you age
Lowers risk of some cancers
Lowers risk of cardiovascular disease
Lowers risk of death from diabetes and sleep apnea
Being a dad is a joy. However, it is a lifetime and commitment. Fathers play an important role in a child’s life that cannot be filled by others or substituted. Father’s help to:
Shape the person they will become
Support the development of their emotional well-being
Enforce foundation and rules
Provide guidance and security both physically and emotionally
Promote inner growth and strength
Provides affection that affects cognitive and social development
Instills a sense of well-being and self-confidence
Set the bar for relationships with others
Set a sense of pride
Influence who they are inside
Set the tone of how they will regard and relate to others
Seek their father’s approval at a young age
Model themselves after their father’s character
Model their relationships after their father’s character
Absence of a father, boys will look to others
as a role model and to set the rules of how to survive.
STD Testing and Treatment
STDs are sexually transmitted diseases and are mostly spread through sexual contact. If you’re sexually active, getting an STD is highly possible. Most are treatable. LHC provides testing, treatment, and counseling for STDs. If you suspect that you have been infected or have been sexually active, please call our office for an appointment to get a test. (IT- remove “Walk-ins Are Welcome from the woman’s page)
Some signs of being infected may include but not limited to:
- Small amounts of clear or cloudy discharge from the tip of the penis
- Painful urination
- Burning and itching around the opening of the penis
- Pain and swelling around the testicles
5 STDs that Are Asymptomatic: You Could “It” Without Knowing It
- Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI). It is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States. 79 million Americans, most in their late teens and early 20s, are infected with HPV.
- Chlamydia is one of the most common STIs in women under 25. About 75% of infections in women and 50% in men are without symptoms.
- Gonorrhea is similar to chlamydia
- Herpes is a viral infection that could be present on your mouth or genitals.
- Trichomoniasis is pretty common and it’s caused by a parasite
These are just a few asymptomatic STD/STIs
- You can get STD/STIs by having vaginal, anal, or oral sex with someone who has the virus
- Can be treated
- Get tested for STD and STI regularly
- Talk to your Health Care Professional about proper protection before having sex, or give us a call.
- Encourage your partner to get tested, before having sex.
Tips for Healthier Emotional and Social Well-Being
Take an all-around approach to take care of you
Take Care of your physical health
Get fresh air and exposure to sunlight
Spend time with people whose company you enjoy
Pursue a hobby, or new activity
Manage your stress
Identify your strengths, weaknesses, and boundaries and establish a good support system
Ask for help when you feel overwhelmed
Be mindful by living in the present and not allowing your thoughts of your past or anxiety of the future to dominate
Focus on one thing at a time
Mental Health and Wellness
Seeking the medical, physiological, and spiritual help needed is key in your journey to achieving or maintaining total wellbeing. We at LHC, not only help you to determine where you are in your journey toward optimum health, but we also provide you with the tools to help you achieve it. We offer preventative measures to help you reach and sustain a healthy balanced lifestyle and relationships.
Mental health affects us all whether directly or indirectly. When someone you know has mental health challenges, it impacts you in more ways than we may realize.
Top Men’s Health Issues
There are many diseases that plague the male population. At LHC, we can help with diagnosing, treatment, sustainability, counseling in a holistic approach to promote a healthier you! Call today for an appointment.
Influenza and Pneumonia.
Liver Disease. ...
Cardiovascular Disease. ...
Respiratory Disease. ...
Alcohol Use. ...
Depression and Suicide. ...
Unintentional Injuries and Accidents. ...
Please note, diabetes, AID, and cancer may make men more susceptible to influenza and pneumonia.