AZ Senior Living: Men
Between our Arizona senior living Community Education series and our exciting monthly calendars filled with daily exercise classes, here at Sun Health Senior Living, we dedicate ourselves to promoting healthy lifestyles and increasing disease awareness.
And while in the past, we’ve covered everything from arthritis care to controlling high blood pressure to managing osteoporosis, this month, we’re setting our sights on a popular topic integral to men’s health: how to maintain a healthy prostate.
Though we discuss healthy living in depth at our Community Education series for both the residents of our three Arizona retirement communities as well as thousands of West Valley attendees, we’ve put together a list of three key ways that you can work toward maintaining a healthy prostate, no matter what your age.
- Natural vitamins and nutrients: One of the best ways you can keep your prostate healthy is through daily diet choices. Instead of relying on unnatural supplements, go back to the basics by filling your plate with vegetables, fruits, and whole grains. Not only have certain nutrients found in fruit been linked to preventing diseases such as prostate cancer, but eating a well-balanced diet laden with fruits and vegetables will help improve your overall health as well.
- Exercise: Though you don’t need to instantly become a top tier triathlete, it has been proven that men who incorporate exercise into their lives on an almost daily basis have a much lower incidence of prostate-related health complications. New to regular exercise? Start off slowly by taking daily walks or swimming a few laps in the pool.
- Stay aware: Though unfortunately, there is no single, certain way to entirely prevent prostate-related problems, one way in which you can guard yourself against more serious health complications is by seeing your doctor regularly. As men grow older, it becomes increasingly important to have an open dialogue with the doctor to discuss potential risks, lifestyle changes, and treatments.
By leading a healthy lifestyle complete with a balanced diet and routine exercise, you can maintain a healthy prostate. To learn more about our community education series or to take a look at one of our beautiful Arizona retirement communities today, visit our website at http://www.sunhealth.org/.
(Originally published July 22, 2013; last updated Jan. 12, 2019.)