June is Men’s Health Month

Men’s Health Month aims to raise awareness about preventable health issues and promote early detection and treatment of diseases in men and boys. Did you know that, on average, men die nearly five years earlier than women? One contributing factor is that men are often more hesitant to visit the doctor, according to menshealthmonth.org.

Many men tend to overlook their health. Compared to women, men are more likely to:

  • Smoke
  • Drink excessively
  • Make unhealthy or risky choices
  • Delay regular checkups and medical care

How Can I Take Charge of My Health?

See a Doctor Regularly: Even if you feel healthy, regular checkups are crucial. Many diseases and conditions may not show symptoms initially. Regular visits allow you to learn more about your health and catch potential issues early.

Healthy Lifestyle Choices:

  • Eat Healthy and Get Active: Maintain a balanced diet and exercise regularly.
  • Moderate Alcohol Consumption: If you drink alcohol, do so in moderation.
  • Quit Smoking: Seek support to stop smoking.

Preventive Measures

Know Your Family’s Health History: Understanding your family’s medical history can help assess your risk for certain conditions.

  • Get Screening Tests: Regular screenings can detect health issues before symptoms appear.
  • Stay Up to Date on Vaccinations: Ensure you are current with all recommended vaccines.

The good news is that you can start improving your health today!

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