With the holiday season just around the corner, you’re probably getting ready to shop, host your friends and family, and manage the stress that inevitably accompanies this time of year. We want you to feel your best as the year comes to a close, so in today’s post, we’ll provide you with a few tips that can help you stay healthy during the holiday season. Read on to learn more, and get in touch with us to schedule an appointment at our men’s health center!

Staying Well During the Holiday Season

Go Easy on the Sugar

As we noted in one of our previous posts, sugar is one of the most detrimental substances you can put in your body. Too much sugar compromises your immune system, contributes to weight gain, and can leave you feeling exhausted after your body has stabilized your blood sugar levels. There’s no shortage of cookies and sweet treats to be found around your home and office this time of year, but do your best to save your indulgences for special occasions. A splurge here and there can really add up, and you’ll thank yourself for developing the habit of self control when January rolls around and your friends and family are all scrambling to shed their holiday weight gain.

Reduce Your Drinking 

Just like sweets, alcohol should always be saved for special occasions. Among other detrimental health effects, alcohol can disrupt your metabolism, compromise your sleep quality, and lower your testosterone levels. Men who are currently receiving testosterone replacement therapy should strongly consider abstaining altogether from alcohol consumption, but if you absolutely must have a glass of something at a holiday party, then try to choose something with a low alcohol content and be sure to drink plenty of water.

Make Exercise a Priority

Exercise is one of the best gifts you can give your body. Even a short walk every day can boost your immune system, lower your stress levels, and keep your metabolism in check. Between the hustle and bustle of the holiday season and the occasional splurges you’ll be making, it’s incredibly important to carve out time in your day to exercise. Certain exercises like sprinting and lifting heavy weights can also give your testosterone levels a natural boost, which is great for men who are currently receiving testosterone replacement therapy. Speak with one of our physicians before you begin a new weight loss regimen.

Many men silently suffer from the symptoms of low testosterone without knowing that affordable and effective treatment is available. Testosterone replacement therapy is one of the best ongoing investments you can make in your long-term health, and we provide cutting-edge testosterone injections that can help you feel better in as few as three weeks.

If you’re experiencing any of the common symptoms of low testosterone, or if you’re wondering if testosterone therapy is right for you, then come to Men’s Vitality Center in Tucson to meet with one of our physicians. We look forward to helping you make 2019 your healthiest year yet!

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