Earlier, the consensus amongst most people was that grooming and wellness were mostly centered on women. Thankfully, this is not the case anymore. With advancements in technology, health, the pharmaceutical sector, and sharing of knowledge and information, men are also able to benefit greatly. Physical appearance, mental wellbeing, and being well-groomed are traits that are now common to both men and women.
It is widely known that looking good and feeling better are closely linked to confidence and an outgoing personality. This outlook helps personal mental health and social standing substantially. When you meet someone new or old, the physical appearance, the way they conduct themselves, and how well they are dressed play a vital role in how we judge someone. Most men today have started paying attention to their appearance and health and have started looking and feeling better.
Let us share some general well-being tips. Many of these tips might help improve the quality of life and help you move further in your life.
It is widely known that a good night’s rest helps the next day become brighter and better. Sleep helps the body and mind recover from fatigue, stress, anxiety, and general wear and tear. Sleeping well also helps the body recuperate and rejuvenate from an entire day of work and keeps the energy levels high, keep the memory functioning correctly, and heals our bodies naturally. Ideally, eight hours of sleep is what is prescribed, but if not possible, try to get five to six hours of restfully undisturbed sleep to avoid health, alertness, and concentration problems. Keep a sleep cycle and try to sleep at the same time each night and wake up at the same time each morning.
Physical fitness is crucial for mental health and physical wellbeing. Unless you have a specific ailment of injury that does not allow physical exercise, it is imperative to be physically active at least once a day. A brisk walk, quick run, or jog should help in maintaining blood sugar levels, blood pressure, and improve stamina of the body. If you do not have an interest in running, jogging, or walking, you could opt for alternative mediums of exercise like joining or learning a new sport or lifting weights in the gym. Regular exercise will also help in controlling stress levels and improving mental health for longer durations of time.
Most men today love growing beards or keeping stubbles. If this is the case with you, then ensure that you are maintaining the health of your beard. Similarly, if you need to sport a clean-shaven look, opt for a well-renowned safety razor that will give you the perfect shave instead of reusable razors that can harm your facial hair and skin. If you are sporting a beard, get it trimmed regularly and maintain the health of your beard with a good beard oil to keep facial hair soft.
Keeping your face and body hydrated is fundamental to grooming. Use a moisturiser with SPF for your facial skin and body according to your skin type (normal, oily, dry, mature, and sensitive). Avoid using hot water to shower or take a bath since hot water strips the body of its essential oils and leaves the skin feeling rough and itchy. Use lukewarm or cold water to invigorate your senses and protect your skin. Moisturising the skin regularly also helps smooth out wrinkles, clears out acne, tightens the pores, and reduces sun and dust damage to your skin.
Healthy food habits:
Food is essential for physical and mental health. A balanced diet will help reduce fats, increase energy, and reduce cholesterol levels in the body. It has been observed in the past that men’s foods were usually not as healthy in comparison to women’s diets. A right balance between fats, carbohydrates, protein, dairy, sugars, vitamins, and minerals will help your body stay fit and active for more extended hours. Avoid oily and fatty foods and fast foods that cause more harm than good. A balanced diet also helps significantly in the way you think.
Avoid alcohol, narcotics, and nicotine:
Men tend to depend on alcohol, drugs, and nicotine to change their moods and the way they feel more than their female counterparts. Many men drink due to an emotional response or trigger that is uncontrollable. The same is the case with narcotics and nicotine products. Avoid using any of these products and instead, in case of emotional upheaval or feelings of depression, consult a doctor or councillor to assist you. Mental wellbeing is as important as physical wellbeing for your long-term health and success.