This Month Is All About The Fellas
In celebration of National Men’s Health Month this June, we’re
calling all our brothers to give your health the attention it deserves.
Seriously, when did you guys last see your doctor? According to the Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), men are 80% less likely than
women to consult a doctor on a regular basis. This means that unless men
have a medical emergency or extremely sick, going to the doctor is not
a priority. There have been several studies and surveys done before on
the real reason why men put off their doctor’s visit. From not having
the insurance, time, money to plain stubbornness or lack of belief in
doctors, men face a variety of health risks just because they refuse to
get preventative care. On average, men live about five years less than
women. They also have a higher death rate for the most leading causes
of death in the U.S. including cancer, heart diseases, and diabetes. That’s
why this June, let’s show how tough men are by actually making sure
that our health is in perfect condition.
Things That Men Can Do This June
There are many things that you can do to show your support to National
Men’s Health Month. You may want to get started by visiting their
website at menshealth.org and browse through their different events planned
out for the month. Many of these activities aim to raise funds for the
continuing research in finding a cure for men-specific diseases such as
prostate and testicular cancer.
If there’s nothing that peaks your interest, you may also do these
Be a good example- Schedule a comprehensive wellness exam with your primary doctor to get
your blood pressure, cholesterol, heart health, and prostate health checked.
You may also want to invite your dad or brother and make this a boy’s
day out. However, if that feels a bit awkward for you, encouraging them
to do the same will be just fine.
Participate in “Wear Blue Day”- This 2017, June 16 has been designated as Wear Blue Day. Men, as well
as women, can wear blue on this day to show their support for Men’s
Health. You can share photos on social media to raise awareness or actually
have an event planned out where private organizations or individuals attempt
to raise funds for education about the different needs of men’s health.
Start the conversation on social media- Men’s Health website has provided a social media toolkit, which
includes helpful literature that you can share with your followers. The
website also has banners, posters, and other images that you can add to
your profile photo to show your support.
This June, show the world that real men can and should care about their
own health by going to the doctor. By simply showing other men how important
regular checkups and screening exams are, you not only contribute greatly
to this campaign, you have also committed yourself to a lifetime of good health.
This article contains general information about medical conditions and
treatments. The information is not advice and should not be treated as
such. The information is not intended to replace the advice or diagnosis
of a physician.
If you have any specific questions about any medical matter you should
consult your doctor or other professional healthcare providers.