June is Men’s Health Month

June is the time to celebrate the men in our lives. During June we want to draw attention to the preventable health problems men face and encourage action – behavior changes, early detection and screening, and treatment.

The men in our lives play many roles. They are fathers, brothers, neighbors, coworkers, teammates, coaches, mentors, and the list goes on and on. They often take responsibilities within each of these roles very seriously. However, we need to encourage them to take their own health seriously too. Their health must be a priority.

Here are steps men can take each day to improve their health.

Check back often for new tips!

  • Red Meat the Smart Way
    What if you are craving a juicy steak or that delicious burger? Does being healthy mean never eating red meat? Find out things you can do to reduce the amount of saturated fat from your meat so you can still enjoy an occasional steak or burger. Learn more.

  • Lacking Z’s
    Does your work or home schedule keep you up late? Do you feel like you rarely get enough sleep? Research shows that not getting enough sleep can increase your risk of heart disease. It’s time to make sure you’re getting the sleep you need. Even if you can’t change your work time or schedule, there are steps you can take. Learn more.

  • Get plenty of rest.
    Adults need between 7 and 9 hours of sleep. Insufficient sleep is associated with a number of chronic diseases and conditions, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, and depression. Learn more about the importance of sleep.

  • Stop smoking.
    There are immediate and long-term health benefits to quitting. It improves your health and lowers your risk of heart disease, cancer, lung disease, and other smoking-related illnesses. Learn more about the benefits of quitting smoking.

Let’s encourage the men in our lives to take care of their health, this month and every month!

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