5 Healthy New Year's Resolutions for Men
Experts share their thoughts on the top 5 things men can do to get healthy in the new year
New Year's Resolution No. 5: Ease Stress
Got stress? Who doesn't? Men have their lion's share partly because society
hasn't given them the freedom to process pressures that well, says Bonhomme.
"A lot of times men will hold things inside ... they won't talk about
The pent-up negative feelings can cause feelings of anger and hopelessness,
promote destructive behavior, or manifest themselves in physical ailments.
Research shows stress can have adverse effects on the cardiovascular, nervous,
immune, and digestive systems.
Bonhomme suggests exercise as a "masculine" way of relieving
tension: "If you've had a stressful day and you work out, you burn off
It also helps to identify what is causing the stress, and try to deal with
the issue, says Brott. Sometimes, he says this may mean talking to your
girlfriend, wife, or a minister.
If none of these methods work, talk with your doctor, or a psychologist.