KEEPING HIM HEALTHY
21 Creative Ways to Keep Your Guy (and You!) in Great Shape
Some guys go from football-loving couch potatoes in the winter to beer-drinking grill masters in the summer. Ask any wife, girlfriend, or mother and they’ll agree that men aren’t always on top of things when it comes to their health. So let’s get creative—and maybe a little sneaky—about keeping our guys healthier this summer. MINIMIZE MUSCLE FATIGUE AND SORENESS Many guys become more active as the temperatures rise, keeping busy with everything from outdoor sports to gardening. Even pruning or planting can be a total-body workout! Here are some ideas for ensuring he’s got the energy to keep moving, without being sidelined by sore muscles.
Make sleep a priority. Rest isn’t a luxury. His mind and body both need time to rejuvenate. Plus, the better he sleeps at night, the more energy he’ll have the next day.
Give him energy on the cellular level. I’m fascinated by new low-dose technology such as Omeosport, an FDA-listed homeopathic medicine that raises energy metabolism and provides muscle support. It’s even used by professional athletes to reduce muscle fatigue and soreness. He’ll be able to work and play harder, and feel good afterward! You simply put it under your tongue and it’s absorbed directly into the bloodstream, without needing to first be digested before it goes to work.
Join him for some light stretching after strenuous activities. Warm up beforehand so that you’re not stretching cold muscles; then, stretch after a workout to help minimize delayed onset muscle soreness and to reduce the risk for injury.
Keep cool water handy. Heat stroke is a big concern in the summer, so make sure both you and your man stay well hydrated. Replenishing fluids is essential to maintaining body temperature (so you’re less likely to get overheated). Not really a water drinker? Consider making your own flavored waters with fruits, herbs, and tea.