National Men’s Health Awareness Week

National Men’s Health Awareness Week

National Men’s Health Awareness Week

There are many health conditions that affect men much more than women. Overall, women tend to be healthier than men; that accounts for men’s higher mortality rate. Men’s health has been deteriorating in the U.S. along with a lack of awareness and poor health education. Men’s Health Week was established to promote wellness and awareness. This year, Men’s Health Week falls between June 15-21.

3 Health Tips for Men

Men in their 40s and 50s tend to be particularly susceptible to certain health risks. To observe Men’s Health Week, keep the following health tips for the men in your life in mind: 

1. Go to The Doctor

You should go to the doctor routinely for preventive care. Your doctor can spot minor issues before they become major health problems. You should observe screenings and exams annually or as-needed for:

  • Cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Heart
  • Physical condition/lifestyle
  • Testicular cancer
  • Vision

2. Maintain a Healthy Weight

Men in their 40s and 50s often gain weight. If you’re overweight, the risk of developing heart disease or diabetes will increase. Not only should you exercise regularly, but you should maintain a healthy diet for a healthy weight.

3. Reduce Stress

Some men deal with a significant amount of stress for a variety of reasons, including finances, family, and their jobs. Stress is also linked to heart disease, which afflicts men at a younger age than women. In fact, heart disease kills more men between the ages of 45-54 than any other condition.

Managing stress better reduces the risk of heart disease. You can do this by exercising regularly, meditating, doing yoga, or taking stress management classes.

These are some important men’s health tips for men of all ages but especially those in their 40s or 50s. You can improve your health and even extend your life all year, every year. For more health tips, be sure to return to the Benefits Store.