Why Men’s Health Should be a Woman’s Concern

Olivia Williams looks at the role women can play to ensure the men in their lives enjoy optimum health

His cooking skills were like honey from the honeycomb; he managed the household affairs, and attended to her medical needs with utmost care. He knew what she wanted and how she wanted it. He understood her routine so well. She, the one who was unwell, was cared for so well that his sudden passing caught everyone off guard. My grandfather, in his selflessness, prioritised my grandmother’s health over his own. Now, if you’re a woman, you’re probably asking yourself, what does a man’s health and fitness have to do with me? Well, the answer is: everything!

The Importance of Men’s Health for Women

Men’s health issues don’t just affect men; they have an impact on everyone, and without men, there would be a total collapse of communities, society and, of course, mankind.

Men’s health isn’t designed to be a solo affair; it is intricately woven into the well-being of those around them, just as Adam’s health was intricately woven into the well-being of the woman who was made from his rib (Genesis 2:22). As stewards of our bodies, given to us by God, it’s essential for both men and women to honour and respect this gift.

Preserving Family Legacies

We should see that taking care of the health of our ‘kings’ as honouring our ancestors, as well as preparing a healthy foundation for future generations to come. This was a responsibility given to us by God Himself.

The Ripple Effect

Our bodies are the temples of the Holy Spirit and, as such, their maintenance and care have a huge effect on our spiritual well-being. When men prioritise their health, they set an example of stewardship and responsibility for their families and communities. In addition, when women are empowered through education, they can support, nurture and create a healthy, happy environment.

Supporting Men Through Awareness

As men age, their testosterone and progesterone levels gradually fall. Changes that take place include a decrease in bone density and muscle mass; metabolism; and even sperm production and prostate function. So it’s important to support our men as these changes occur. We may put it down to grumpiness, but with hormonal fluctuations occurring daily, their overall well-being is impacted.

It’s essential to be mindful of these fluctuations as, without good health and fitness practices, they can become a recipe for dissatisfaction with life and purpose.

FOUR WAYS WOMEN CAN SUPPORT A MAN’S FITNESS JOURNEY

Regular Exercise

In 1 Timothy 4:8, we are reminded that ‘physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.’ Regular exercise is vital for maintaining optimal health and well-being. Not only does it help to strengthen a man’s muscles for the tasks ahead and to improve cardiovascular health, but it also promotes relaxation, whilst disciplining his mind and spirit.

Encourage Regular Check-ups

Prioritise his health by scheduling regular check-ups – just as he would do for the maintenance of his car to ensure it runs smoothly. Men’s bodies require the same level of care and attention as their cars – if not more.

Cook Fresh Nutritious Meals

In 1 Corinthians 10:31, we are reminded, ‘So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.’ By eating and cooking the right kinds of foods and eliminating those that are not suited to his physical condition or lifestyle, you can not only prevent, but also cure certain diseases trying to attack the man in your life. Meals with no saturated fats and fewer preservatives are a start, and learning how to combine them in the right way may just save his life.

Incorporate Zinc and Magnesium

Zinc is essential for the metabolism of testosterone, sperm production, and prostate function. Magnesium helps keep blood pressure under control, reducing the risk of hypertension and cardiovascular diseases. In addition, to address hormonal imbalances, consider natural practices, such as managing stress, maintaining a moderate weight, ensuring adequate sleep, and incorporating herbal remedies, like damiana, sea moss and sour sap leaves into the diet.

The ‘Strength of a Woman’ LIVE Masterclass

Just remember your man’s health is important to God; without him, we cannot be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth, subdue it, and have dominion. That’s why we’re inviting you to our upcoming webinar, The Strength of a Woman.

We want to help empower you with knowledge to share your strength with the men in your life to create a happier, healthier family.

We’ll shed light on spirit, soul and physical health and the vital role we can play in helping men lead healthier lives. No more allowing him to put himself last! It’s time to restore his health. So, ladies, secure your seat today at www.scriptfit.com

Olivia Williams is founder of Scriptfit, a qualified health and fitness coach, personal trainer and public speaker.  Visit www.scriptfit.com

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