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MENS HEALTH MAGAZINE
Men’s Health Information and Resources
Health and healthcare in the United States is in a new and evolving era of what people consider to be “healthy,” and the ways that people are trying to reach and maintain their optimal health are changing.
Gone are the days when a healthy balanced dinner was considered a piece of red meat, potatoe, and a vegetable, and it was not looked down upon if eating dinner was conjoined with smoking cigarettes and alcohol consumption.
While many healthy people eat many different ways, recent trends in nutrition and diet have steered many health conscious people to diets of leaner meats and less meat overall, diets that are higher in vegetables, fruits and ancient and other whole grains, and lower in simple carbohydrates, saturated fat, dairy and sodium. What is considered “healthy” is likely to continue to change as our society becomes more informed as a whole.
Advances in science and technology have led to advances and breakthroughs in conventional and less conventional medicine and healthcare.
More and more people are taking proactive steps towards achieving and maintaining optimal health. Many ancient and modern healthcare practices are now accepted by the Western medical community and are used in conjunction with conventional Western treatments. With information available more readily and at more rapid rates than ever, more and more people are becoming more informed about their health and healthcare options.
People can now get basic to advanced information on the internet on just about anything. While research on the internet is not likely to provide healthcare information that is of the caliber of an educated and fully trained medical or healthcare professional, it can provide a lay person with enough information to be able to conduct more thorough research on their own. With WiFi available almost anyplace a person has a smartphone, as well as many other connective technologies, people now have access to information in much less time and from many different places than ever before. People who live in remote places to people who live in bustling cities many people are more informed than ever before.
A good way to take an active part in achieving and maintaining your optimal health is to be informed on ways to do this, as well as to create routines and a lifestyle that encourages and allows you to do this. Giving yourself the time to be informed about your own health, is already a step towards achieving better health. Allowing yourself to find guidance in this endeavor is another great step to take towards attaining a healthier self. People can find guidance in signing up for classes and/or tutoring in activities and practices designed to enhance a person’s physical, mental and/or spiritual health. They can do this by going to doctors and other providers, from both traditional and “alternative” fields of medicine and healthcare.
The more you are informed about your own health and healthcare options, the better.