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Bodies don’t always behave as you want them to, and it’s fair to say that some men can be a little laissez-faire about some niggling health issues.
Watch out for the wind
It’s amusing, and the subject of many a joke down the pub, but if you’ve developed a bit too much of a wind problem, it might need reeling in before people start to avoid you! It’s a harmless bodily function that in itself isn’t anything to worry about. Excessive flatulence, or fating as it’s usually known, can be one of the symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome or a lactose intolerance, but the usual cause is a simple case of bolting your food (and taking in air with it) or something you’ve eaten.
• Most people pass wind 6-30 times a day.
• Beer, fizzy drinks, beans and many fruits and vegetables can all give you wind.
• Foods that cause wind are different for everyone.
Try eating more slowly or changing your diet if it’s bothering you – the worst offenders are beans, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, artichokes, raisins, pulses, lentils, prunes, apples and Brussels sprouts.
If you’re trying to lose weight, watch out for slimming products that contain sorbitol or fructose too.
Any strenuous activity can result in a bit of body odour. You can fight the bacteria that causes the smell if you shower regularly with soap and use antiperspirant. Don’t re-wear your gym clothes too often and make sure you wash them regularly. If a bad case of BO won’t shift, try avoiding smelly foods like garlic and onions.
Right Guard Xtreme Sport is a new maximum strength antiperspirant specifically designed for men who lead an active, sporty lifestyle. It’ll give you 72 hour protection against BO, and keep you dry and sweet-smelling. The range also includes a deodorising shower gel to keep you fresh for up to eight hours.
There’s also Right Guard Total Defence 5 formula, which fights odour-causing bacteria with the help of ingredients which are released by heat and moisture. Even better, the new heat response formula adapts to your level of activity so you’re protected when you need it. Available from supermarkets and pharmacies.
Men will deny it but the truth is that they are more likely to snore than women. If it’s disrupting your sleep, it needs addressing. Snoring can also be a sign of a more serious problem called sleep apnoea.
It’s not a laughing matter – 81 per cent of people whose partners snore say that they don’t get a decent night’s sleep. Step up http://www.slumberslumber.com with a range of snoring aids that work better than shoving the perpetrator in the ribs… there’s also a snoring aid guide for advice.
Good Night Anti Snoring Ring
This unique Sterling silver ring is a natural, non-invasive way of getting a great night’s sleep. It fits on the little finger and uses acupressure points to help stop snoring.
Price – £26.99
Tempur Original Queen Pillow
Having a pillow that doesn’t support your head and neck whilst sleeping can make you snore, so the Tempur Original Queen pillow might help? It moulds to the exact contours of your neck, relieving the pressure which causes tossing and turning, making you sleep more soundly. Available in three sizes: Price – £73.99