I am wrapping up my last week as a Mo Bro. Come evening of November 30th, the razor comes out and all facial hair is back to normal. As I round out my last week, I would like to share the sentiments of the Mo Bro community in looking out for your health in 4 ways.
If you do smoke… Stop! Compared to non-smokers, men who smoke are about 23 times more likely to develop lung cancer. Smoking causes about 90% of lung cancer deaths.
Be Physically Active
If you aren’t already physically active, start small and work up to a minimum of 30 minutes of moderate physical activity most days of the week.
Maintain a Healthy Diet
Fill up with fruits, vegetables, whole grains, include lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, eggs, and nuts, and look for foods that are low in saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, salt (sodium) and added sugars.
Stay at a Healthy Weight
Balance calories from foods and beverages with calories you burn off by physical activities.
In looking at these, I have accomplished much but still have some work to do also. I quit smoking at 28. I have loved that Nebraska has now gone smoke free. I try to be active when I can. I love the Body Pump workouts at the Y. If you are interested, I’ll take you along! The healthy diet is one I need work on. Chips and dip after work probably isn’t the best for my health. So will need to do something about that hiccup! And staying at a healthy weight. Well last year at this time, I was in the “over-weight” BMI category but am proud to say, have been in the lower range of my “healthy” BMI range since about February. As with anything, it takes attention. Get on the scale every day!
Well – if this little activity gets just a few men thinking about their health, it was worth the scratchy extra hair and all the razzing I received this month. So, in closing, look out after yourselves, bros!