Most Ghanaian men don't pay attention to their health.
They see health and grooming as a woman's things and are so damn careful of their fragile masculinity that some don't even shave properly. And just like everything else, good health is not appreciated properly until it is lost.
When you're young and healthy, it's easy tend to forget the importance of practicing a healthy lifestyle which includes things like eating healthy, exercising and getting enough rest.
So here's a wakeup call by the good guys at YEN on the things about your body that you should really start giving a damn about NOW before it's too late;
1. Their Skin
I'd bet my last pesewa in this Mahama-hardened economy that most Ghanaian men don't give a hoot about their skin. They'd go about popping zits and not groominh their epidermal layer as much as they should. Technically, we have being trained to believe that dermatological care is just something women should pay attention to.
That's a lie!
EFFECTS: You end up looking way older than you are
2. Their Liver
Atemuda, Akpeteshie and all those bitters are doing wonders for your sexual prowess but greater harm to your liver.
EFFECTS: Liver Cancer
3. Their Hair
Ghanaian men can be categorised into two sects based on hair practises; there'd be those who splurge on hair products and those who don't use any.
4. Their Teeth
Not brushing, flossing, or visiting the dentist every 6 months, not doing anything that would amount to any proper oral hygiene.
EFFECTS: Not being able to smile because you're embarrassed about your teeth... and you left your dentures at home.
5. Their Feet
Most Ghanaians end up wearing stylish-but-uncomfortable shoes that don't provide adequate support.
EFFECTS: Poor posture, which has been linked to all sorts of health problems.
6. Their Spine
Not sitting upright or exercising more often is not a sign of swag.
EFFECTS: Chronic back pain which can be the bane of your existence throughout the rest of your life.
7. Their Cholesterol Intake
Again, not eating right and not exercising enough are the hallmarks of young Ghanaians. That "domedo" and constant fufu won't help you in the future.
EFFECTS: There's a reason why heart disease remains the number 1 killer in the world. Don't end up being part of that statistic.
8. Their Eyesight
Staring too long at screens on your gadgets without taking any breaks.
EFFECTS: Cataract surgery, which involves burning a hole in your eye AND your wallet.
9. Their Sleep
Partying all night long or binge watching your favourite shows until 4am.
The consequences: Just like time, there's no way to make up for lost sleep. Being constantly exhausted affects judgment, decisions and overall work performance, which can result in making some pretty poor choices in your life.
Now you know to to stay healthier and alive for longer.