If you can muster the strength, courage and willpower, I would say from personal experience thay not masturbating, or at least attempting to regularly abstain, is a far healthier lifestyle than masturbating regularly. During the time I'm not masturbating I usually have better reasoning, am happier, and see a rapid change in my focus and in others. I csn focus easier and am more honest with myself, which helps me grow and improve several area's of my life, since, in the end, masturbsting is not real: it's an illusion, and you're disillusioning yourself when you do it.
It's hard to maintain though, especially if you're single and lonely. Your dick basically is a drug you always have access to. In general, having self control is better than not, and it's important to remind yourself it's "not real", you're still alone when it's over, and I'm usually feeling way worse after than I did before, both physifally and mentally, and this is to say nothing of the spiritual decay it causes, if you believe in God at all. My 2 cents.