June is Men’s Health Month

On average, men are less likely than women to be insured and die five years younger than women.  Let’s take this month to encourage men to take care of themselves.

  • Get a Physical. See your healthcare provider on a regular basis.  You should have a baseline for blood pressure, cholesterol, weight, and risk of prostate cancer so you can monitor any changes over time.
  • Motivation can be your biggest hurdle.  Try joining a recreational league at your community center, sigh up for personal training, or even simply take a daily walk.
  • Get screened. As you age, you should be screened for a number of conditions including colorectal cancer, depression, type 2 diabetes, lipid disorders, and STDs.
  • Keep up with shots. Flu, shingles, pneumonia, and diphtheria/tetanus are more important as we age.
  • Eat well. Eat foods rich in calcium, vitamin D, fiber, and potassium.  Limit your fat and caloric intake to 20-35% of your diet.

Take extra time this month to get your physical, mental, and emotional health in order.  Give our office a call at 201-255-2525 to schedule a consultation.  Testosterone levels will decrease over time, let us make sure you’re where you need to be and get you feeling like your best self for the summer.