Health Tips for Men from Maharishi AyurVeda
According to statistics, men live shorter lives and experience more chronic disease – simply because they don’t take care of themselves as well as they could.
It doesn’t have to be this way. Maharishi AyurVeda offers simple, time-tested ways to stay fit, balanced, energetic, and healthy at any age.
Here are ten easy-to-do Ayurvedic health tips just for men.
1. Improve The Quality Of Your Sleep
If you’re wondering where your energy went, the answer could be a simple matter of adjusting your internal clock.
Early to bed and early to rise is not just an empty saying – getting to bed earlier can improve the quality of your sleep and give your body the extra rest you need to perform your best. Research shows that many Westerners are chronically sleep-deprived-getting 25% less sleep than they did 100 years ago – and sleep-deprivation depletes brain reserves and increases the stress response.
If you take your job to bed with you, try Blissful Sleep Basic, which researchers at the University of California found helped people fall asleep more quickly. The combination of twelve herbs in this formula produces a soothing, balancing effect on the body, mind and emotions. You’ll find your mind easing into a deep, restful sleep, so you can recharge and wake up energized.
2. Eat at Noon
Eat your main meal at noon to reduce the sagging stomach that many men develop in middle age.
Why noon? According to Maharishi AyurVeda, digestion peaks at noon, when the sun is at its zenith. Digestion is better. Eat lighter in the evening, and you’ll finish digesting your food well before sleeping – so it converts to muscle instead of fat.
Take Herbal Digest (MA927) to give your digestion extra power while balancing your appetite at the same time. According to Maharishi AyurVeda, when digestion is strong, your immune system is supported. According to Ayurveda, shoring up your digestion is the single most important thing you can do for your health. Herbal Digest balances the five key digestive factors and helps improve assimilation and elimination – so you won’t feel heavy and dull after meals.
3. Drink Water When You Rise
First thing in the morning drink a big glass of warm water with a squirt of fresh lemon juice and a spoonful of raw honey.
This helps you have a regular morning bowel movement and flushes out toxins. You’ll be amazed at how vital and energetic you’ll feel once your digestion and elimination are back on track. If you still need some help, take Triphala Rose (MA505) to help regulate elimination and clear out toxins.
4. Keep Hydrated
Stay hydrated at work and during workouts, but avoid carbonated, iced and caffeinated drinks.
Sip pure water, herbal teas, sweet juicy fruit juices, especially pomegranate and coconut water. Recent studies show that coconut water has a rejuvenating effect by supplying electrolytes to the body.
5. Maintain Your Prostate Health
For prostate health, don’t suppress your natural urges. This can stress the prostate and urinary system.
Take Prostate Balance (MA1595) to help keep your prostate healthy as you age. This herbal formula is designed to deliver nutritional support over a broader range of targeted areas than ordinary prostate supplements. For example, it helps balance testosterone levels and enhances vitality. At the same time, it helps maintain prostate size and function while purifying the urinary tract and boosting the body’s natural immune system. It’s a multi-faceted approach.
6. Maintain Your Strength, Vitality and Immunity
Protect ojas, the subtle substance that is the source of strength, vitality, immunity and bliss in the body, mind and senses.
Ojas also promotes cellular regeneration and aids digestion, assimilation and elimination.
Take Vital Man (MA924) to support the formation of the seven tissues, creation of ojas, and to restore youthful vitality and strength. This revitalizing formula helps balance, integrate and normalize the functioning of the whole body. Heart-leaf Sida and 20 other herbs help the body to replace dead cells with new ones for greater energy quickly. Vital Man strengthens five key areas of the male mind-body system – mental performance, emotional health, purification of the blood for better cardiovascular health, digestion, and reproductive fluids. To name just a few of the herbs in this powerful formula, Ashwagandha nourishes the nervous system and helps maintain calm in stressful situations. Shatavari, Curculigo and Licorice increase reproductive fluid, for greater vitality and inner strength.
7. Maintain Healthy Cholesterol Levels
Keep your cholesterol levels healthy by staying away from junk food and processed food.
These contain trans-fats, which are impossible for the body to digest and lead to soaring cholesterol levels. Instead snack on fresh, juicy fruits, milk blended with dates or toasted flatbreads. Speaking of cholesterol, did you know that 80% of cholesterol doesn’t come from food, but is created by the liver? That’s why it’s important to keep your liver healthy.
MA1596 Guggul/Turmeric complex helps strengthen the liver so it can metabolize fats properly, flush the “bad” LDL cholesterol from the body—and maintain normal levels of blood cholesterol.
8. Prevent Heart Disease
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men in the U.K. Protect your heart by exercising for at least ½ hour every day.
Choose a sport that you enjoy, and you’ll be more likely to stick with it. Alternatively, just a brisk walk every morning.
Take Cardio Support (MA1816) to build cardiovascular strength. This precise blend of herbs and minerals provides nutrition for improved blood flow and healthy arterial walls by boosting digestion and supporting balanced fat metabolism. It nourishes the blood, muscles and functioning of the heart to help keep your heart healthy as you age.
9. Control Your Blood Pressure
Take control of your blood pressure.
Research shows that regular exercise has a normalizing effect on blood pressure, as does the daily practice of Transcendental Meditation. This effortless mental technique takes 20 minutes twice a day and has been shown in research to improve the health of the arteries, heart and the nervous system.
If you’re feeling stressed on the job, try Peace of Mind (MA1401) to build resilience to mental stress and fatigue. Restore your competitive edge while staying calm under pressure. This herbal blend is also designed to improve memory, recall and retention.
10. Get Regular Check-Ups
Prevention is the key to a long, healthy life.
Besides the four pillars of health – diet, exercise, stress management and adequate rest – an important part of prevention is to get regular check-ups. Get your cholesterol, blood pressure, and prostate PSA levels checked regularly. Invest in your health now, and you’ll enjoy the dividends for the rest of your life.
+ Listen to Vedic Sounds
Another profound health tip for men that has been used for thousands of years is Vedic Sound Therapy.
Listening to traditional authentic Vedic recitations of selected portions of Vedic literature enlivens self-awareness and has a profound effect on the balance of mind and body. According to Maharishi AyurVeda, Vishnu Sahasranam will help balance the three psychophysiological energies of the body (Vata, Pitta and Kapha) which support relaxation, improved health, happiness and the development of enlightenment.
DISCLAIMER: The information in this document is presented for the sole purpose of imparting education on Maharishi AyurVeda and neither the information nor the products are intended to diagnose, treat, mitigate, cure or prevent any disease. If you have a medical condition or are pregnant or lactating, please consult a health professional, and it is recommended that you speak with your physician before making significant changes to your diet or routine.