June is Men's Health Month!
Men’s health month, leading up to Father’s Day and beyond, is a reminder for men to take care of themselves and make their health a priority. For most men preventing health problems is not just a personal issue, but a family issue.
Take the First Step
Men can take the first step and make sure all of their preventive care screenings are completed and up to date. Wellness visits with blood pressure checks are critical to staying healthy and active. Men with chronic conditions such as diabetes should also make condition specific testing related to ongoing blood sugar control, kidney function, and diabetic eye exams a priority.
Eat Healthy and Getting Moving
Make nutrition a part of your daily routine by eating a variety of fruits and vegetables every day. Also, remember to limit food and drinks high in calories, sugar, salt, saturated fat and alcohol. Men should also make it their business to get a decent amount of exercise. Adults need at least 2 ½ 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.
Use Everyone should eliminate tobacco use, which can have immediate and long-term benefits. Tobacco cessation improves health as well as lowers risk of heart disease, many types of cancer, lung disease and other illnesses. These are just some of the ways men can take action. It’s never too early or late to work toward staying healthy! To learn more, visit www.cdc.gov.
Men with chronic conditions
such as diabetes should also make
condition specific testing a priority.