A Guide to Men’s Health

Learn how to support men’s health and wellness. 

Men’s health is important, as men have unique needs that must be supported throughout all stages of life. Let’s explore how to support men’s health with optimal nutrition, supplements, and consistent exercise, empowering them to live vibrant, successful lives.


Diet 

Healthy eating is essential for everyone. Dietary habits like consistently eating a range of fruits and vegetables, choosing lean sources of protein, and emphasizing whole foods are all choices that pave the way for a healthy diet.

The Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for protein intake for adult men is around 56 grams daily, compared to 46 grams for adult women. Great ways to incorporate protein into your diet include adding eggs into your breakfast, high-protein yogurt, choosing more beans and legumes, or eating fish that are also high in omega-3 fatty acids.

Men typically require a higher fiber intake compared to women, with adult men recommended to aim for about 38 grams daily. Excellent sources of fiber include oats, chia seeds, chickpeas, and lentils. Enhance your meal prepping with this Easy Chia Pudding recipe, which contains around 13 grams of fiber per serving. 

A supplement routine

There are a range of supplements tailored to support men’s health in all stages of life.* Our Alive!® Men’s Complete Multivitamin is formulated with 21 essential vitamins and minerals and packed with high potency B-vitamins to support cellular energy.* With a busy lifestyle, it’s an easy addition to your wellness routine and can help fill nutrient gaps you may be missing from your daily diet. If you’re 50 and older, consider our specially formulated Alive!® Men's 50+ Complete Multivitamin to support heart, brain, muscle, and eye health.* 

There are some minerals that are important for men’s wellness, including zinc, an important micronutrient that is involved in many of our enzymatic reactions and supports men’s health.* Selenium is a powerful antioxidant mineral that support men’s health.* Learn more about these nutrients here.

Consider adding a probiotic supplement into your wellness routine. Our Fortify® 30 Billion Daily Probiotic is a great place to start, formulated with researched probiotic strains to help support digestive and immune health.* No need for refrigeration, allowing you the flexibility to take them wherever fits your lifestyle best.

Herbal supplements can also help men find their way to wellness. Nature’s Way Damiana Leaves is used for traditional libido support.* Saw Palmetto Extract supports prostate health in men and helps them maintain an active lifestyle.*

For more options, explore our men’s health supplements here.

Exercise 

Regular movement and exercise are essential for maintaining health. All adults should get at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity for health benefits. It’s also recommended that both men and women strength-train their major muscle groups at least twice a week. Men typically have more muscle mass than women. Consider following a plan or program composed by you or a professional for personalized benefits.

Here are some ideas for incorporating physical activity into your routine:

  • Browse the web for an easy at-home workout that you can follow along with. No equipment needed! 
  • When time is limited, one of easiest ways to get exercise is by walking. Walk along a nature trail, walk to the store, or walk around the lake. The options are endless, and your body will thank you later.
  • In the gym, strength-training exercises are important and can be utilized with the available equipment. These exercises, like bicep curls, squats, pullups, or bench presses, should be performed consistently during your session. 
  • Join a community fitness program. Completing workouts in a team setting can increase motivation and build your confidence while keeping you on an active schedule.
  • Cardiovascular exercises like swimming and biking are essential for building cardiovascular endurance. Swim at your local lake or community center or try to bike to work when you can.

Prioritizing men’s health means understanding their unique nutritional and health needs. Men’s health supplements can further support men’s well-being throughout their busy lifestyle and support their wellness routine.*