Hitting thirty is never easy. Not only do you still feel like you’re in your twenties, but you believe that as well. It’s impossible to be thirty, right? Well, time flies, and so do you. Okay, not literally, but you get the idea. Anyway, being in your thirties doesn’t only mean that you should focus on your career more, but it also means that you need to pay more attention to your health. What does that mean? Take a look at this article and see what the five most important health tips for all the gay guys in their thirties are.
Most importantly, be positive
Negativity is a big issue in the gay community. Even though it’s slightly a more serious problem for gay people in their teens or twenties, it’s not impossible for a thirty-year-old gay person to be negative and depressed. The amount of bullying gay men experience on the daily is still there, so it’s very important that you do whatever you can to help yourself first. But what can you do in order to acquire mental strength? Being always positive and surrounding yourself with positive people is the first step towards this. It’s time we stopped feeling bad about who we are and started embracing our uniqueness. Try to see who the venomous people in your vicinity are, and try to spend as little time with them as possible. Focus on the positive. Focus on the good.
Also, try to find time to work out
You might know this by heart – it’s important to work out. However, make this year’s promise to work out a true one, and stick to your exercise routine. Being in your thirties means that your metabolism slows done, and you are more prone to gaining weight, which is definitely something we want to skip. Opting for a good post workout product is also a choice that you should consider as it can enhance your workout, your performance, and finally, the overall result. If you’re not a gym rat, though, no worries. You can opt for any other sport, dance classes, or even jogging if that’s up your alley.
Pay attention to what you’re eating
Another thing that you might know is that, this time around, you have to keep an open eye on the things you are eating and drinking. Even though you are still allowed to have greasy pizza after sex, make sure that you restrict yourself to one or two slices. Okay, perhaps three if the sex was that good. Anyway, some of the instant man killers strike because of poor diet, so this is the time to completely change your diet. Incorporate healthier meals, drink plenty of fluids and smoothies, and most importantly, eat plenty of green vegetables.
Always opt for regular check-ups, no matter how scared you are
Even though you might go for regular HIV/hepatitis tests, make sure that you include all the other check-ups on your bucket list as well. These also include doctors for testicles, teeth, stomach… so basically everything, as it’s always better to be safe than sorry. Men, regardless of their sexual preferences, have higher chances of getting viral hepatitis, so don’t take this fact for granted. Yes, your tests might come negative, but why not check it so that you can be 100% sure?
Finally, the feel-good tip – masturbate
Sex is not the most important thing once you turn thirty. Sure, it’s always nice to have someone to fool around with, but then again, you also have your hand that will do the job. Not only does it feel good, but it can lower the risk of an STD or HIV, so yes – very healthy! Also, masturbation can get you in a better mood, as orgasms release oxytocin, a mood booster. This means that masturbation is a great antidepressant that you can always turn to!
Your main goal in the following years is to stay as healthy as you can. If this means going to regular check-ups every six months, paying attention to what you eat and indulging into activities that you like – so be it. It’s definitely a small price to pay for a lifetime of satisfaction and happiness.