Men’s Nutrition 

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 
Brown rice 
Oats 
Barley 
Beans 
Lentils 
Fruits 
Vegetables  

Protein 

There are various sources for protein 
Meat 
Seafood  
Plant-based sources 
Beans 
Peas 
Soy 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:

Burns calories

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

Fatherhood

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

Boys 
Seek their father’s approval at a young age
Model themselves after their father’s character

Girls 
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   

  1. 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. 
  1. 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. 
  1. Gonorrhea is similar to chlamydia 
  1. Herpes is a viral infection that could be present on your mouth or genitals.  
  1. 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
Practice gratitude
Express yourself
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.  

COPD 

Liver Disease. ... 

Cardiovascular Disease. ... 

Respiratory Disease. ... 

Alcohol Use. ... 

Depression and Suicide. ... 

Unintentional Injuries and Accidents. ... 

Diabetes 

Prostrate 

Substance Abuse  

 

Please note, diabetes, AID, and cancer may make men more susceptible to influenza and pneumonia. 

 

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