Cultivating healthy lifestyle habits for the aging male isn’t always easy. Zack Charkawi, M.D. at Men’s Health Atlanta in John’s Creek, GA, knows that it takes guidance, effort and real commitment. He knows the challenges men face with the aging process. Furthermore, he is dedicated to helping men improve their lives through education and treatment, including nutrition, hormone therapy, exercise and wellness. You probably already know how to be healthy. However, you just haven’t implemented a plan yet, which is one of Dr. Charkawi’s specialties. In developing a healthy lifestyle path for his patients of all ages, Dr. Charkawi stresses the following points:
Expectations for Instant Results Can be Counter-Productive
Striving to attain immediate weight-loss results can actually negatively affect your wellbeing. Besides, in the process you may start to dislike exercising and dread the sight of greens. Or fall for false too good to be true instant fix offers. The bottom line – quick fixes don’t work, they usually lead to backsliding. Dr. Charkawi works with you to establish a routine you can enjoy.
Each Patient’s Results Differ
Everyone has different metabolisms, musculature, and body structure. As you age, all sorts of changes start to occur. Each body is unique and has specific needs, so a “one size fits all” diet isn’t effective, not to mention other digestive issues which might apply. As well, while one person seems to easily lose body fat and build muscle on one fitness program, that doesn’t mean it will yield similar results for another. Some people may just have to work harder, or differently, to manage their weight and strengthen their body. It might even be related to hormones. Dr. Charkawi addresses each patient’s circumstances and the effects of aging individually to strive for a lifestyle best for you.
Maintaining Healthy Lifestyle Habits Isn’t Always Easy
Even though Dr. Charkawi may have helped you establish a favorite exercise series and nutrition plan that is working for you, he will explain that sometimes you hit a plateau. It can be a stall in weight loss, boredom of a workout routine, or food cravings. Dr. Charkawi can assist you in changing up the program to regain your momentum. It takes experimentation and flexibility.
Looking Good Shouldn’t be the End Goal
We all want to be as attractive as possible. However, Dr. Charkawi stresses that objective should be a positive side effect, not the ultimate goal of your wellbeing program. The same philosophy applies to attach the attainment of happiness with weight loss. In the end, hitting a certain weight won’t automatically initiate joy. It’s possible to look awesome and still be unhealthy or unhappy.
Establish Short and Long-Term Milestones
Short term milestones are motivational. However, long-term goals are necessary to maintain your achievements and lifestyle as you change with age.
Stress Can De-Rail Your Wellness Progress
Stress can be a motivation killer. It can:
- Preempt your workout routine,
- Prompt you to reach for adverse food choices,
- Disrupt your sleep,
- Contribute to skin problems and hair loss.
Part of your wellness program designed by Dr. Charkawi is tackling your stress triggers and ways to keep it under control.
Other Aging Male Concerns We Treat
In addition to healthy lifestyle habit management for aging males, specific gender health concerns that Dr. Charkawi treats are:
- Hair loss
- Heart disease and circulation issues;
- High cholesterol;
- Incontinence and urinary tract infections;
- Testosterone deficiency and hormone imbalance;
- Sexual dysfunction; and
- Lifestyle choices including alcoholism, narcotic abuse, and smoking.
At Men’s Health Atlanta, Zack Charkawi, M.D. specializes in balancing and improving physical as well as mental health. In fact, Dr. Charkawi is renowned for his preventative practices including anti-aging services for men. Moreover, Dr. Charkawi makes it a point to treat patients as his top priority and can help you devise the best healthy lifestyle habits for the aging male to suit your concerns. He welcomes new patients from North Fulton, South Forsyth, and Gwinnett counties and adjoining North Atlanta regions including Dawsonville, Duluth, Roswell, Cumming, Alpharetta, Milton, Suwanee and Johns Creek.
Special Note: This post is not intended as medical or professional advice. If you have any questions about how to map out a plan to stay healthy, make an appointment at Men’s Health Atlanta with Zack Charkawi, M.D.