Men, stop hiding and take note! June is National Men’s Health Month.
It’s your turn for a focus on preventive care and healthy lifestyle planning. This is a perfect chance for you to become aware of the health risks specific to men, and get support from your family and friends to pursue any testing or treatment you may have been putting off.
Your health and wellness is just as important as your female counterparts, so investigate your resources and start taking care of yourself the way you deserve.
“The purpose of Men’s Health Month is to heighten awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys.”
This month gives health care providers, the media and individuals the opportunity to encourage men and boys to seek regular medical advice and early treatment for disease and injury.” Check out the organization website for more info. www.menshealthmonth.org
They have a handy screening checklist (Click here to view the list), page two shows what and when men should have checked, taking the guesswork out of preventive care issues like pre-diabetes.
The Mayo Clinic is also involved in helping men assess and be proactive about common health risks – Take a look at their Top 7 Threats to Men’s Health article here.
All men, and everyone truly, should start with the basics of a healthy lifestyle — eat a healthy diet, stay physically active, quit smoking if you haven’t already, get regular checkups and keep safety top of mind in your daily activities.