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.