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Men’s Health Awareness Month:

Factors to consider and the path to recovery

The heart of a man is very much like the sea; it has its storms, it has its tides, and in its depths, it has its pearls too” - Vincent van Gogh

Are you avoiding routine checkups? This Men’s Health Awareness Month, let’s look at an array of stress symptoms, stress signs, triggers, and what research has to say so that you may catch yourself spiraling or having health burnout. Roughly 60% of men do not visit their doctor routinely, making it likely for men to delay medical symptoms or ignore them, leading to serious health complications. Another study reveals that men are 5 times more likely to have serious health issues than women. Traditional gender role expectations have millions, if not billions, of men bottling up their feelings.

Your health is your priority because it directly impacts your overall well-being and productivity. Understanding the impact of your stress signs, stress symptoms, and triggers is crucial to your well-being. Stress can show up in the form of physical symptoms through depression and overwhelm, both in your personal and work life, with the addition of toxic situations. This combination, along with bottled-up feelings just adding up one on top of each other, results in an “eruption” that could be explosive and detrimental to men’s health. The projection of a breadwinner through expectations in a traditional gender role adds even further pressure to the current levels of stress.

It can stop here by placing a priority on your health and seeking help immediately. Research shows that being unemployed takes a toll on health, both physically and mentally. When stress levels are high, they are due to several triggers adding to the current stress levels, such as childhood experiences, providing for a family, and keeping things in and not speaking about them. Seeking guided help from health services can help you avoid turning to incorrect stress relief methods as a coping mechanism and causing more harm to yourself.

The good news is that in this day in age, Men’s Health recovery isn’t a weakness or even seen as one. There are all sorts of resources out there for mindset, coaching, and joining men’s health platforms so that the journey to recovery isn’t a solo one. Boosting the quality of your life by taking care of your well-being by having a strong body and strong mind assists in motivation and energy to live one’s life to the fullest. It develops confidence and solid self-worth, aiding the way a person considers themselves. Being optimistic about your future is a positive and wonderful outcome when you put yourself first.

Cheers to you, and long live your HEALTH and RESPECT!

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