Blog 6/13/2018

Weekly Clinical Service Dose: 6 Men’s Health Tips for Father’s Day

Father’s Day is a great opportunity to remind the men in your life that you want them around for a long time to come.

For Father’s Day, those of us who love you offer gentle reminders about six ways you can refocus on your health, courtesy of the CDC:

1. Get Enough Sleep
Aim for seven to nine hours per night.

2. Stop Smoking
If you quit now, you’ll lower your risk for cancer, COPD, and other smoking-related illnesses.

3. Exercise More
Try to fit in 2 ½ hours of aerobic activity, plus muscle-strengthening exercises, each week.

4. Eat Healthy
Your diet should include a variety of fruits and vegetables daily.

5. Reduce Stress
You’ll feel much more relaxed if you avoid drugs and alcohol, connect socially, and find support.

6. Get Regular Checkups
You need to know your blood pressure and cholesterol numbers, because if they’re elevated, your risk for heart disease and stroke goes up. You also need screening for colorectal and prostate cancer: Positive outcomes are more likely with early detection.

According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, men are 24 percent less likely than women to have visited a doctor within the past year.

Don’t forget to get plenty of fresh air, spend time with friends and take time off whenever possible.

Happy Father’s Day!

Source: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-daniel-hsu/healthy-fathers-day_b_5485008.html/  https://www.webmd.com/men/features/fathers-day-fitness-gifts#1 

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