“He shoots, he scores! And the crowd goes wild!” Many of you may be familiar with the excitement that accompanies a winning goal, but are you also excited about your health? More often than not, we overlook its importance. Now is the time to keep an eye on the ball and step up your game!
June is Men’s Health Month, started in 1994 to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among males (Men’s Health Network). This month, men are encouraged to evaluate behaviors that may put them at risk for preventable diseases. The top causes of death among adult men in the U.S. are heart disease, stroke, cancer and chronic lower respiratory disease (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). In order to continue to step up your game, we encourage you to eat a well-balanced diet, participate in regular physical activity, get enough sleep, and participate in the appropriate preventive health screenings.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, participating in preventive screenings is key to a longer, higher quality of life. Let’s practice healthy lifestyle habits and risk prevention and hit a home run in health!
Keep an Eye on Your Health
Relevant Preventive Health Screenings:
- Blood Pressure Screening – Every year, men of all ages
- Colon Cancer Screening – Every 3 years, men 50 years of age and older
- Prostate Cancer Screening – Every year, men 40 years of age and older
- Cholesterol Screening – Every year, men 50 years of age and older; every two years, men 40-49; every three years, men 20-39
Sources: American Heart Association, American Safety & Health Institute, Men’s Health Network, National Institutes of Health, LifeWork Strategies EAP, and Adventist HealthCare. The Health Tip of the Week is for educational purposes only. For medical advice, consult your physician. Feel free to copy and distribute this health resource.