men's health week

Take Action During Men’s Health Week

With National Men’s Health Week on June 12-18, it’s the perfect opportunity to have the men in your life get the health screenings and treatments they have been putting off. Not only is this the perfect chance to catch up with the doctor, but these gentlemen in your life can get the medical advice they need to prevent disease, illness or injury.

Improve Men’s Health With A Doctor Appointment

Take this time to schedule an appointment with a healthcare provider for the male you are caring for. This will ensure they get the care they need now before their health deteriorates as a result of an illness. They may be having symptoms they are ignoring or have questions they are afraid to ask. This week is dedicated to finding those answers and staying healthy as a result.

With National Men’s Health Week here, you need to consider the care of your husband, father, brother, uncle or male friend. These very important men in your life need to get regular screenings to ensure they don’t develop health risks such as prostate cancer, heart conditions, high blood pressure or even HIV and sexually transmitted diseases.

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Increase Men’s Health Week Awareness With A Healthy Lifestyle

Talk to your loved one’s doctor and find out what tests they have been putting off. Allow them to get caught up on vaccinations and make sure they are undergoing a healthy lifestyle as well. Some ways your loved one can stay healthy during National Men’s Health Week and all throughout the year include:

  • Get seven to nine hours of sleep a night to keep the mind and body energized.
  • Incorporating a healthy diet with fresh fruits and vegetables.
  • Getting 2 ½ hours of exercise a week to maintain a healthy weight and body.
  • Quit smoking now to reduce the risk of developing disease and illness.
  • Avoid drugs and alcohol and their potential risks.
  • Be social with friends and family.
  • Reduce stress and its negative effects on the mind and body.
  • Make an appointment with the doctor to get scheduled screenings and vaccinations that are due.

Keep Men’s Health In Mind

Raise men’s health awareness is critical as they are the ones that are most likely to avoid going to the doctor for a checkup or when something is wrong with their body. Men are more likely to die of a disease before a woman with the leading causes of death being:

  • Heart disease
  • Cancer
  • Injuries
  • Stroke
  • Suicide
  • HIV/AIDS

Helping a man visit a doctor can reduce their chances of contracting these illnesses as early signs of these diseases will be caught before they become advanced. Prevention is the key when it comes to men’s health awareness and can prevent disease from taking a hold on your loved one’s life.

Support Men’s Health With Blue

To show your support for the men in your life that need health screenings and treatment wear blue on Friday, June 16. This will signify to others that you are dedicated to keeping the men in your life healthy and will let other men know that they can get the assistance they need with their health concerns.

You can use Blue Friday as a day to raise awareness and money in support of providing health services to men all across the country. If you can’t wear blue on the designated day, choose any day during National Men’s Health Week to show your support for men’s health. You will be helping a loved one get the care they need to remain healthy and prevent illness or disease from occurring in men.

Women Need Health Awareness Too!

Men aren’t only individuals that are affected by men’s health awareness as women are impacted by how long the male figures in their life live. By increasing men’s health, women will not have to stand by and watch the man in their life suffer or die prematurely. Health screenings can help men live longer and spend more time with the women they care about.

This week is dedicated to giving men the medical treatments they need to live long and prosperous lives. Help the men in your life get this medical assistance and maintain a healthy lifestyle so they can be a part of your life for many years to come.

 

Sources:

http://www.menshealthmonth.org/

https://www.cdc.gov/men/nmhw/index.htm

http://www.menshealthnetwork.org/healthfacts


http://www.menshealthnetwork.org/wearblue/