June is Men's Health Month! According to recent studies, only 40% of
men seek treatment when they worry something is wrong with their health.
And while good health habits can feel daunting at first, all men can benefit
from focusing on these three key areas of wellness:
According to the Centers for Disease Control, approximately 450,000 men
die from cardiovascular disease every year. Regular physical activity
— about 150 minutes a week — can improve your heart health.
But also, recent studies have shown that inactive men are 60% more likely
to suffer from depression. Taking the time to exercise means you'll
feel better, both physically and mentally.
In addition to exercise, making an effort to eat better will improve your
health. Include more fruits and vegetables, less processed food and meats
in your diet. It's no secret that what we choose to put into our bodies
has a direct effect on how we feel. So if you aren't feeling as energetic
as you used to, or are more tired than usual, making healthier food choices
can make a big difference.
Get Regular Health Screenings
Did you know prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death
for men? Did you also know that if detected early, prostate cancer is
easily treated. Regular visits with a primary care physician means a health
professional understands your personal goals and risk factors. Additionally,
your provider can recommended screenings and services that will ensure
any issues are detected and treated early.
This Men's Health Month, talk to your doctor about what screenings
are necessary for your age and health history. Looking for a doctor who
can help? Find a list of primary care locations convenient to you:https://www.caromonthealth.org/Services/Primary-Care/Locations.aspx