Weekly Clinical Service Dose: June Is Men’s Health Month
June marks Men’s Health Month, an opportunity to increase awareness about health issues important to men such as:
- Colon cancer
- Heart disease
Spread the word and make sure every loved male in your life is living well.
Early screenings! They will not only save money in the long run, but they can also save your life and/or make life easier to manage if diseases are caught early on.
- Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men, excluding skin cancer.
- African-American men are at the greatest risk to develop prostate cancer.
- The American Cancer Society recommends men with an average risk of prostate cancer should begin the discussion about screening at age 50, while men with higher risk of prostate cancer should begin earlier.
Exercise, because it’s summertime! It important to get at least 30 minutes of exercise in — help your heart and just do it.
- Eating a healthy diet and getting exercise are two of the most important actions for healthy living.
- Physical activity can improve health. People who are physically active tend to live longer and have lower risk for heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, depression, and some cancers.
Plan a “Wear Blue” event to help spread the knowledge of Men’s Health Month. Choose any day that works for your group or team.
Remember that anyone can assist in the men’s health movement, and help is not limited by gender. Anyone can be supportive and help men make that first step toward a better life. Everyone should be an ally!
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