June is National Men’s Health Month. Let’s take this opportunity to encourage men to pay attention to their health and make some healthy choices.
Here are 4 simple ways to be healthier in June:
1. Change your Red Meat habit. You don’t have to completely cut out all the steaks at your summer BBQs, but you should be trying to reduce the amount of saturated fats in your cuts and in your burgers.
2. Get More (and better) Sleep. Not getting enough sleep can increase your risk for heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and depression.
3. Be More Active. Take the stairs, do yardwork, go for a summer evening stroll. There are endless ways to make simple but effective choices to stay active.
4. Stop Smoking! Quitting can immediately lower your risk for heart disease, cancer, and lung disease.
Of course, prevention goes a long way to staying healthy. So many health conditions can be prevented with regular screenings and check-ups. Men make half as many visits to their doctor for prevention as women do.
It’s time for men to take a proactive approach to their health. Wear Blue on Friday, June 15th to help raise awareness about the importance of men’s health and to encourage men to live longer and healthier lives.