Set an Example with Healthy Habits During Men’s Health Month.
June is Men’s Health Month, a national observance used to raise awareness about health care for men and focus on encouraging boys, men, and their families to practice and implement healthy living decisions, such as exercising and eating healthy.
Men’s Health Month: 4 Ways to support yourself and the men in your life
Whatever your gender, you can support the men in your life by having healthy habits yourself and by making healthy choices. Some of these tips are easy, but some will take some serious effort. Be the example!*
Include a variety of fruits and vegetables in your diet every day. Fruits and vegetables have many vitamins and minerals that may help protect you from chronic diseases. This doesn’t just mean that you should have a salad.
Consider throwing some vegetables on the grill with that next steak or hamburger. Cabobs are a great option for fun and delicious veggies! Try to slow down on foods and drinks high in calories, sugar, salt, fat, and alcohol. You don’t have to take away all the fun stuff, but they are best in moderation.
Regular physical activity has many benefits. It can help control weight, reduce risk of heart disease and some cancers, and can even improve your mental health and mood. During Men’s Health Month, find fun ways to be active together like hiking, fishing, or even just walking the dog.
If soreness or lack of motivation is keeping you or the men in your life from being active, it may be worth trying Receptra Serious Relief products, to aid in recovery and keep you moving more comfortably.
Was that a little too straight forward? It’s pretty important even though it may be hard. Set an example by choosing not to smoke tobacco and encourage the men in your life to quit smoking. Statistics show that globally, more men smoke tobacco than women.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the United States, accounting for more than 480,000 deaths every year, or about 1 in 5 deaths. Quitting smoking has immediate and long-term benefits.
Help the men in your life recognize and reduce stress. Physical or emotional tension are often signs of stress. They can be reactions to a situation that causes you to feel threatened or anxious. Stress can often lead to mental health concerns such as depression, which often goes undiagnosed.
Check in with the men in your life, and check in with yourself. It’s ok to be sad or stressed sometimes. It is not ok for that to be an everyday norm. Sometimes just showing someone you care can make a big difference.
Hosted by Men’s Health Network since 1992, the month of June has been dedicated to enriching men’s health and wellness through a broad spectrum of national screening and educational campaigns.
Did you know that men, on average, die almost five years earlier than women? according to menshealthmonth.org, part of the reason is that men are more reluctant to go to the doctor. In fact, studies show that women go to the doctor twice as much as men. Does that mean men are more stubborn? Maybe. There are certain conditions that are also more prevalent in men. Men’s Health Awareness Month is a great time to make those annual check-up appointments.