June 15-21 is National Men’s Health Week! During this week, men should attempt to make at least one change in their lives that will help improve their health. From menshealthmonth.org:
The purpose of Men’s Health Week is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys.
This week gives health care providers, public policy makers, the media, and individuals an opportunity to encourage men and boys to seek regular medical advice and early treatment for disease and injury. The response has been overwhelming with hundreds of awareness activities in the USA and around the globe. For a partial list of activities, click here.
The CDC also has a couple dozen ways for men to improve their health, with some great handouts and educational materials available for free download through their website, here. Some of these tips are obvious, but can’t be repeated enough! If the TV commercials don’t convince you, the CDC also wants you to stop smoking, add more physical activity, eat better foods, and reduce your stress if you want to live a healthier lifestyle!
If you are a man, do something to improve your health! If you are not a man, you should probably also do something to improve your health, but try to tell a man about National Men’s Health Week while you’re at it! Women’s Health Week was in May, if you were curious.