June is Men’s Health Month and a time to bring attention to men’s health issues. Men are less likely to go to the doctor than women, and usually dismiss their annual checkups. That could be why men typically live about 5 fewer years than women.
Did you know these facts about Men’s Health?
- Men are more likely to die of heart disease
- Men are more likely to be killed or injured by lightening
- Men are less likely to go to the doctor
- Men commit suicide more often than women
- Men are more likely to use tobacco and drink excessively
There are many things men can do in order to stay healthy and live a longer life:
- Exercise regularly
- Eat 6-7 servings of fruits and vegetables a day
- Go to the doctor for regular checkups
- Get at least 7-8 hours of sleep a night
- Ensure you have a good mental health and pay attention to signs of depression or anxiety
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Care for your prostate
- Enjoy yourself
June is the time to celebrate the men in our lives. During June we want to draw attention to the preventable health problems men face and encourage action – behavior changes, early detection and screening, and treatment!