So June is men's health and mental awareness month. We wanted to have a chat with all men out there about a few things… Make sure you check out our quick suggestions for better Men's Health below.
And if you are a lady – share this with a man that you care about! 🤣🤣🤣
The month of June is dedicated to men and their health, intended to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. Men’s Health Month is celebrated across the country with screenings, health fairs, media appearances, and other health education and outreach activities.
6 Routine Screenings for Men's Health
We know you don't like the hospital… or Doctors! But skipping important health tests could be a matter of life and death, especially for men. Don't ignore essential routine screenings.
As always we want to make this as simple and practical as possible – there are 7 things we want you to think about.
The CDC suggests the following healthy steps:
- Get Good Sleep: Adults need between 7-9 hours of sleep. Insufficient sleep is associated with a number of chronic diseases and conditions, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, and depression.
- Toss Out the Tobacco: It’s never too late to quit. Quitting smoking has immediate and long-term benefits. It improves your health and lowers your risk of heart disease, cancer, lung disease, and other smoking-related illnesses.
- Move More: Adults need at least 2.5 hours of moderate-intensity aerobic activity every week, and muscle strengthening activities that work all major muscle groups on two or more days a week.
- Eat Healthy: Eat a variety of fruits and vegetables every day. Fruits and vegetables have many vitamins and minerals that may help protect you from chronic diseases. Limit foods and drinks high in calories, sugar, salt, fat, and alcohol.
- Manage Stress: Stress can be harmful when it is severe enough to make you feel overwhelmed and out of control. Take care of yourself. Avoid drugs and alcohol. Find support. Connect socially. Stay active.
- Don’t Wait! See your doctor for checkups. Certain diseases and conditions may not have symptoms, so checkups help identify issues early. Pay attention to signs and symptoms such as chest pain, shortness of breath, excessive thirst, and problems with urination. If you have these or symptoms of any kind, see your doctor as soon as possible.
- Know Your Numbers: Keep track of your numbers for blood pressure, blood glucose, cholesterol, body mass index (BMI), or any others you may have. If your numbers are high or low, your doctor can explain what they mean and suggest how you can get them in a healthier range. Be sure to ask your doctor what tests you need and how often you need to repeat them.