Health and Wellness : African men, how do you maintain?

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  1. NNQueen

    NNQueen going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Being concerned about the economy is important.

    Staying aware of the changing laws and supreme court decisions and their impact on African people, is essential.

    Uniting as a people and re-building our communities and healthy families, without question, is critical.

    But with all of this may come a lot of stress that causes health issues.

    Looking at the statistics, if one was to believe the data is true, African people tend to develop serious health issues that are claimed to be due to lifestyle. Hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, to name a few. I don't have any facts to support my claim, but I believe that racism contributes to a lot of our health issues.

    African men, I'm not telling you anything that you don't already know. What I'd like to know is, how do you maintain / sustain your health (mental, physical and emotional) in the midst of all the chaos of living in a world that devalues African men?

    Is exercise a part of your daily routine?
     
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    I am not spamming but a good ten to fifteen minute s of total gym, is as good as the twice that amount of time lifting wieghts! Malcolm stressed the martial arts but, there is great health benefit in practicing any martial art, just doing the warm ups, the stances, katas, fighting and weapons, are a good workout! And the internal arts of Aikido, Tai Chi, Pa Kua, Hsing I , Liu Ho Ba fa, and I Chuan are great stress reducers, and can also be practiced mentally as a meditation!

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  3. Omowale Jabali

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    1. I drink almost a gallon of water a day. I try to also balance intake with green or some other type of tea.

    2. I walk a minimum of 30 minutes per day. Instead of eating a meal during lunch, I eat fruit then walk during my break to speed up my metabolism.

    3. I try to eat no later than 6:30 pm.

    4. I eat salad or other vegetables, uncooked, more regularly.

    5. I take vitamin supplements: niacin. Chromium . Saw palmetto. Omega 3. Garlic tabs and a dose of aspirin a day. And watermelon for prostate health.

    6. I went years where I could function on only 3-4 hours sleep and over the years weight piled on and I developed an acid reflux problem. So now I try to get a minimum of 7 hours. Drinking a glass of ice water helps to speed metabolism while sleeping. Taking a tab of aspirin helps to reduce blood sugar and pressure levels.

    7. I keep a tight circle of a few family and clos friends and avoid drama at all costs. Which means I don't stress over relationships.

    8. I rarely take work home. I keep the job at the job. And I don't date coworkers.
     
  4. Omowale Jabali

    Omowale Jabali The Cosmic Journeyman PREMIUM MEMBER

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    One more thing. I don't keep snacks and processed sugary foods in my home. No cookies, ********, cake, cereal, candy, donuts, potato chips, etc.
     
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    :11100: fruits, nuts, grains and vegetables……exercise, water and walking
     
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    work hard...play harder

    dips/jump rope

    no red meat no swine

    beer/natural medicine

    don't watch tv(unless it's sports) and don't listen to the radio(unless in sports radio)

    one love
    khasm
     
  7. NNQueen

    NNQueen going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Does 'love' and intimacy play a role in our health?

    True, some of us don't have spouses or intimate partners in our lives, and we get by. But, are there health benefits to having a loving and supportive person in our lives?

    Bro. Omowale Jabali sort of alluded to this but no one else did. Do you see any value, health-wise, to having someone in your life that expresses love of you and to you?
     
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    to me...that falls under my play harder category...lol

    but to answer your question...imho it is essential to maintaining good health
    but only when the energies u recieve share are positive in nature...and not corrupt

    one love
    khasm
     
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    Yes. Also exercising my mind and spirit helps too. Focusing on what is right and what is real helps.
     
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    • I try to enjoy good tea and good coffee when I can
    • Meditation
    • Leisure reading
    • Getting enough sleep
    • Spend time with people I'm close to
    • Always be willing to try something new or go on an adventure (off somewhere to experience new places, things, and people at the same time)
    • Life-long learning
    • Owning a pair of good headphones and good earbuds.
    • Exercise (gym, biking mostly these days but I'd like to get back into combat sports)
    • Diet - I am taking the Paleo plunge.
     
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