Finding the perfect gift for the men in your life can be a challenge, but there’s one gift all men can appreciate: the gift of good health. In this article, we’ll go over a few gifts a man can give themselves and a few they’ll appreciate from their loved ones.
This article has been medically reviewed by Dr. Charles Penick, MD
The Gift of Movement
As men age, getting exercise is essential for their health. Here are some of the top benefits of exercise for men:
It keeps the prostate healthy. An enlarged prostate can cause many problems for men, including the difficulty to urinate, increased need to urinate, and decreased libido. Low-intensity exercise is excellent also: men who walk 2 to 3 hours per week have a 25% lower risk of having benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) than those who were sedentary. 
Weight loss. Exercise can help shed excess pounds or help decrease weight gain altogether. Belly fat in men can increase the risk of the following health issues:
- Insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes
- Sleep apnea
- High blood pressure
- Colorectal cancer
- Premature death
Increase testosterone. Testosterone is a male sex hormone regulating libido, muscle mass, fat distribution, and overall strength. Low testosterone levels could have the following effects on men:
- Decreased energy levels
- Higher body fat and lower muscle mass
- Weight gain
- Reduced sex drive
As men age, testosterone levels tend to decrease, but exercises such as deadlifts, pullups, squats, bench presses and pullups can help increase testosterone levels.
Lower cholesterol. As men age, cholesterol levels tend to gradually increase. Elevated levels of cholesterol increase the risk of heart attacks, strokes, atherosclerosis, and cardiovascular disease.
Popular exercises with great health benefits for men of all ages include 30-60 minutes of jogging, swimming, bike riding, strength training walking.
The Gift of Vitamin D
Studies indicate a vitamin D deficiency is common in the US population.  Also known as “the sunshine vitamin,” vitamin D has the following benefits for men:
Increase testosterone levels. Studies indicate vitamin D supplements may help increase testosterone levels. 
Higher bone density. Vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium, which helps to keep bones strong.
Improved mood. Studies are ongoing, but research indicates there may be a link between depression and low vitamin D levels. 
The Gift of Rest
The average adult needs 8 hours of sleep per night, but many receive less on a consistent basis. Over time, chronic sleep deprivation can lead to the following health issues:
Decreased immune system. Studies indicate even “a modest loss of sleep” saw a reduction in the production of white blood cells, natural killer (NK) cell number and cytotoxicity, and lymphokine-activated killer (LAK) cells . This can increase a person’s risk of becoming ill and developing infections.
Increased weight gain. A lack of sleep can reduce leptin levels in the body, which tells the brain you’ve had enough to eat. Instead, it increases levels of ghrelin in the body, which is an appetite stimulant. This could cause a person to over-eat and lead to unwanted weight gain.
Increased Risk of Heart Disease. Irregular sleep patterns could increase the risk of heart disease. It is believed by many that regular sleep patterns are as important as physical activity and a healthy diet to prevent heart disease.
Top Products For Men
Finding the perfect gifts for men can be a challenge, but the greatest gift of all is good health. Here are a few great health products that every man can use:
ZNC - Zinc Chelate contains Zinc Sulfate Heprahydrate, a natural source of zinc. Zinc plays a vital role in the health of reproductive organ development, the production of hormones, and digestive enzymes. This product is free of any artificial or genetically modified products, making it an ideal supplement for vegans and health-conscious individuals.
M+ - Male Plus Endocrine has two important functions: it supports the male glandular and endocrine systems. It also helps provide vitality in the body, as well as increase overall circulation and endurance. M+ - Male Plus Endocrine can also be used to assist with depression, male menopause, and strength training.
Getting adequate rest is essential to good health. The DReM - Sleep Aid is an all-natural dietary supplement that contains the following ingredients:
- Valerian root
- Vitamin B5 and B6
- St John’s Wart
In addition to promoting healthy sleep and relaxation naturally, the DReM - Sleep Aid helps maintain a balanced mood.
Next to non-melanoma skin cancer, prostate cancer is the second most common cancer among men in the United States. Mpc - Prostata Corrector helps keep the prostate healthy and treat other issues concerning men, such as candida and hypertrophy. Other benefits of the product are decreasing inflammation, congestion, and swelling while simultaneously improving circulation.
DV3 - Vitamin D3 Plus Immune Support is an excellent way to provide the body with the vitamin D it desperately needs. This all-natural supplement contains vitamin D3, vitamin E, turmeric, calcium, magnesium, and a host of other nutrients men need for good health.
Medical Disclaimer: This article is based upon the opinions of Revelation Health. The information on this website is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional and is not intended as medical advice. It is intended as a sharing of knowledge and information from the research and experience of Revelation Health and associates. This article has been medically reviewed by Dr. Charles Penick, MD for accuracy of the information provided, but Revelation Health encourages you to make your own health care decisions based upon your research and in partnership with a qualified health care professional.
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