Celebrate Men’s Health Month this week of June 11-17 and throughout the entire month of June. The purpose of Men’s Health Month is to increase awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment. This month gives doctors, family, and the media an opportunity to get men to take care of their health.
Celebrate: Monitor Your Health
This month of June is a good time to remind the men the importance of taking care of their health. Here are some points you can emphasize to the men in your household.
Schedule physicals at regular intervals. Disease prevention starts with seeing a doctor on a regular basis. Establishing baselines for blood pressure, cholesterol, weight, and PSA (a screening test for prostate cancer risk) helps the doctor to catch dangerous conditions early, when they’re still treatable.
Get enough sleep. Not getting 7-9 hours of sleep every night is bad for your health. It affects your heart circulatory system and can lead to diabetes and hypertension.
Don’t be lazy, Exercise. Exercising regularly demands dedication and consistency, but the effort is well worth it. Exercise lowers blood pressure, elevates mood, is great for the heart, and burns loads of calories. Walking 30 minutes a day, 3-5 days a week will help keep Dad around much longer.
Diet and Nutrition. A diet rich in fiber, leafy green vegetables, low fat dairy, nuts, and carbs in moderation can help keep the body in great shape. Stop smoking and limit the alcohol to 1 drink a day, at most.
Celebrate: Men’s Health Stats
The Men’s Health Network, is a DC-based nonprofit that helped pass Men’s Health Week. They promote the Men’s Health Month and Week every year. The network emphasizes the importance of scheduling physical exams on a regular basis as a way to prevent, detect, and successfully treat disease at an early stage.
Stay healthy and accomplish great things.