Each November, men everywhere say good-bye to their razors and wear their moustaches proudly to raise awareness of men’s health issues. This annual event, known as Movember, is a great time for men to refocus on wellness and take steps to stay healthy. If you need a new physician this Movember to help you get on the road to better health, contact Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center for a referral. Here are some small changes you can make this Movember to boost your health.
Know Where You Stand
When was the last time you had a check-up? If you’re not sure where you stand with important health indicators, it’s time for an appointment. Aim to learn crucial health numbers, including your blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood glucose levels. These numbers indicate many things about your health, including your risk of heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes. When you know where you stand, you can take action to improve your health. In addition to these numbers, know your family health history , so you have a better understanding of your risk factors for certain diseases.
Make a major impact on your health by giving up smoking. When you smoke, you double your risk of heart disease and your risk of lung cancer is 20 times that of a non-smoker. When you quit, however, your health starts improving the second you finish your last cigarette. If you want to quit but are struggling to fight the cravings, ask your doctor for help.
Get Good Sleep
Sleep is the foundation of good health. Lack of sleep can lead to depression, weight gain, heart disease, and other problems. Try to stick to a regular sleep schedule to give your body the rest it needs. If you’re having trouble sleeping, talk to your doctor.
Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center has the services you need to make this Movember your healthiest one yet. From our emergency room to our heart hospital , our comprehensive care supports your well-being all year long. For more information about our Thousand Oaks hospital, dial (805) 497-2727.