DIY Health Checks for Men – Part 3

DIY Health Checks for Men – Part 3
While you may have all the reasons to believe that stiff muscles are not a cause for worry, we say otherwise.

If you are prone to poor flexibility in your upper back, then it could lead to pain in the lower back. Sedentary lifestyles can be one of the culprits that lead you to such a situation. Another major offender could be excessive lifting of weights. If you overdo this without stretching your muscles, you will have a tendency to hunch your neck forward. Your upper back mobility will be affected by this. This would lead to a direct excess of baggage on the lower back to deal with.

Use the barbell, or dumbbells to combat with this issue. Do around 10 to 12 repetitions to see the effects.

Pounding against your chest –

Heart rate

Check your heart rate when you are at rest. Not just after you’ve run the marathon. While your body is in rest, if you have a relatively higher heart rate, it could spell trouble. It will be an indication of either diabetes or some other heart disease. A normal heart rate, on the other hand, works as an indicator of overall fitness rates.

Make sure you have emptied your bladder before you check your heart rate. A full bladder can elevate your heart rate. Sit down for a minute and then check how many times your heart beats in 15 seconds. You could check your pulse rate, either by checking on your neck or on your wrist. The number of times that you get in 15 seconds; multiply that by 4 and you’ll have your bpm (beat per minute). Anything between 40 to 60 bpm is considered normal. If you indulge in cardio workouts regularly, it should knock off a few beats from your heart rate in a 2 to 8 week span.

Ummmm… Where are those socks again?

Could you relate to the statement given above? Do you sound like that every morning? If yes, then maybe the culprit is a lousy memory.

Pick a word or a phrase every morning – for instance, you pick ‘economic growth’. While you watch the morning news, strain your ears for this word, along with understanding the news that’s being aired. Count the number of times that this phrase/word gets repeated. This will show you how much information it is that you can deal with at one time.

According to health experts, a cardiovascular workout helps boost mental acuity. It makes people more alert by increasing the flow of oxygen to the brain. A good run in the morning will not only help you improve your memory, it will also help bust the stress.