The month of June means not only the arrival of summer, but also the arrival of Men’s Health Month. This national health program is meant to bring awareness to men’s health issues and encourage the detection and treatment of diseases that affect boys and men of all ages.
Here are some important health tips for men. June might be ending but these tips should be remembered all year.
Maintain a healthy diet
- Eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, healthy fats and whole grains each day.
- Limit your intake of foods and drinks that are high in calories, sugar, salt and unhealthy fats.
- Limit your consumption of alcohol.
- If you smoke, take the steps to quit the habit to reduce your risk of smoke-related illness.
Maintain an active lifestyle
- Try to get at least 30 minutes of physical activity most days of the week.
- Try to include both cardio (to increase your endurance and improve your heart health) and strengthening exercises (to strengthen your muscles and bones).
- Wear helmets and seat belts.
- Apply sunscreen daily, especially if you are going to be out during the peak sun hours.
- Apply insect repellent to protect yourself from insect bites.
- Wash your hands thoroughly to stop the spread of germs.
- Maintain a level of balance in your life with work and play.
- Try to get at least seven hours of sleep each day.
Get regular exams
- Make sure you complete physical and eye exams each year and visit your dentist every six months. These checkups will help monitor your health condition, prevent illness, and find problems before they become serious. Call 1-888-741-5119 for a free physician referral.
- Discuss your personal health history with your doctor and establish steps you can take to reduce your risk of disease, based on your lifestyle and family history.
- All men are at risk of contracting prostate cancer. Talk to your doctor about the best testing schedule for men over 40. Additionally educate yourself on dedicated and qualified cancer centers, throughout our community.
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