Celebrated each June, Men’s Health Month is about encouraging men to care for their bodies by raising awareness of preventable health problems and encouraging early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. Men’s average lifespan is about five years less than women’s, and men make almost half as many doctor visits for preventive care.
Here are five recommendations for men to help them say on top of their health and wellness.
#1 Protect Your Heart: Heart Disease is the #1 killer of men. Healthier food choices build a healthy heart – make fruits and veggies half of your plate.
#2 Physical Activity: Men should aim for 150 minutes of moderate physical activity weekly.
#3 Preventive Maintenance: Getting regular check-ups can catch small problems before they become big problems.
#4 Quitting Time: Smoking causes cancer, heart disease, stroke, and a more significant risk of erectile dysfunction.
#5 Talk It Out: Life can get tough, and thinking things through with a mental health professional can help.