June is Men’s Health Month. The intent of this dedicated month is to raise awareness of preventable health problems and to encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. On average, men are less healthy and have a shorter life expectancy than women. According to the CDC, today the average man dies almost five years earlier than women. Men die at higher rates from 9 of the top 10 causes of death and are the victims of over 92% of workplace deaths.
The Men’s Health Resource Center says that this is partly because, “men are more likely to go long periods of time without going to the doctor, they’re less likely to adopt preventive health measures, and are more likely to engage in risky behaviors.” One of the goals of Men’s Health Month is to encourage men to take a more active approach to health.
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The Men’s Health Resource Center provides a variety of education health resources for men. These include the Men’s Health Resource Center, which covers various health issues and topics. They also provide a variety of tools such as the Blue Print for Men’s Health, a 70-page book that discusses factors that increase health risks. it shows how to recognize symptoms and gives practical, easy-to-implement prevention strategies. There are a series of other topical healthy lifestyle publications, too. You can also find videos on various men’s health topics such as prostate cancer, heart attacks, high blood pressure, testicular cancer, obesity and more. And check out our own Wellness Blog posts for more wellness tips and topics related to men and women.
In addition to the dedicated month, Men’s Health Week is celebrated each year as the week leading up to and including Father’s Day – so June 11-17, 2018. And to further raise awareness, Friday, June 15th, it is Wear Blue Day. Consider taking part. If you are a man, get more active about your health. If you are a woman with a husband, sons or just friends, encourage them to take a more active approach to their health.