Self-love shouldn't be a thing that is only practised by women. These days you'd even find a woman dedicating their Sunday evenings for self-care. This includes sipping on their favourite wine, taking the longest bubble bath with candles on, applying face masks and jamming to their feel good music. The main question is why do do men hardly practice self-care because their also human beings. Besides going for a braai with friends, I personally think is essential for men to also take care of their well-being.
Before I tell you the signs of a health man, let me explain self-care to those who don't really get it.
Self-love is a feeling of admiration for oneself that stems from actions that promote our physical, psychological, and spiritual development. Self-love entails having a high regard for one's own happiness and well-being. Self-love entails taking care of one's own needs rather than sacrificing one's own well-being to please others. Self-love entails refusing to accept less than you deserve.
Because we all have different ways of taking care of ourselves, self-love can mean different things to different people. However, understanding what self-love looks like for you as an individual is an important part of maintaining your mental health.
Accepting yourself as you are in this moment for everything that you are is what self-love entails. It entails accepting your emotions as they are and prioritizing your physical, emotional, and mental well-being.
So what makes a healthy man?, a man who defiantly practises self-care...and these are the signs to spot him.
1. Heart Rate.
An indicator to overall fitness is determined by your RHR (Resting Heart Rate), which detects how many beats per minute do you have while you are resting. In order to determine yours you can press your index and middle finger against your neck, wrist or pulse. Count the number of beats in 15 seconds then multiply that number by four.
If you are a healthy man then it should be between 60 to 100 for normal adults.
This one to be honest men don't really disappoint because I hardly see a man whose hair is a mess unless on TV. However, shiny hair is the healthiest, while the one that is dull, brittle, lifeless and mybe grey is a sign of poor diet.
3. Firm Pink Nails
While fingernails are probably not the first thing you'd expect to see on a man's list of healthy markers, they can reveal a lot about someone's health. A healthy person's nails should be pink, firm, and smooth. Although minor variations are common — a speck of white here, a few ripples there — any significant changes in the nails should raise an eyebrow. Thick yellow nails that grow slowly could be an indication of a respiratory disease such as chronic bronchitis. Beau's lines, or indentations across the nails, may indicate diabetes, whereas spoon-like nails that curve outwards may indicate low iron. Although changes in the nails are rarely the first sign of an illness, they can be helpful.
4.Your urine has the appearance of a manila folder.
Have you ever considered checking your pee to see if you're healthy? If you haven't already, it's time to start because your urine can reveal important information about your health. Your urine should ideally be the color of a manila file folder — a pale yellow. You can take that as a sign that you're in good health. Normal urine, on the other hand, can vary in shades of yellow depending on how much water you drink. If you drink a lot of fluids, your urine will most likely be clear (which is not a medical problem).
If you're dehydrated, your urine will have a dark, brownish tinge, similar to ice tea. Aside from simple color changes, keep an eye out for any other significant changes. A sweet odor, an unusual odor, a drop of red, or any other color change that appears unrelated to any food, medication, or supplement you've recently consumed should not be dismissed.
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