June is National Men’s Health Month, and each week leading up to, and including Father’s Day, is celebrated as Men’s Health Week. This June 11-17, let’s bring attention to preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among the men and boys in our lives.
- Get enough sleep: Lack of sleep is associated with many chronic diseases
- Be smoke-free: Avoid smoking and second hand smoke
- Be physically active: Get at least 2.5 hours of activity a week
- Eat what counts: Eat a variety of fruits and vegetables
- Pay attention to signs and symptoms: See a doctor right away for any symptoms
- Get affordable healthcare: Federally-funded health centers are available
- Get your check-ups: Have regular check-ups, even if you feel fine
- Get vaccinated: Flu, tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis, shingles, pneumococcal, etc.
- Know and understand your numbers: Track blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, body mass index, etc.