This week, June 12-18 is National Men’s Health Week! Men’s Health Week is celebrated each year during the week leading up to Father’s Day. Men’s Health Week was created to help motivate men to take control of their health in an attempt to prevent some common diseases.
Too often, you may forgo taking care of yourself and focus on other things that are consuming your life like your job, family, and other obligations. This week, know that you don’t have to do it alone! You have a support system around you, and it is okay to ask for help. Be sure to reach out to your fathers, brothers, spouses and friends and let them know that they are not alone either, and that they have the power to take back control of their health.
Men’s Health Week
Men’s Health Week was designed to encourage men to get screened, especially for common diseases such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes which is very common in men, especially as they age.
It is important to take advantage of this week and schedule a doctor’s visit today. Get your annual physical and take the advice of your doctor if any follow up is needed. Look around your community for free health screenings and health seminars as well. Events are often held during this week and are hosted by prominent sport figures in the area and are a great opportunity for you to learn something new!
4 Tips To Celebrate Men’s Health Week
This week is a great opportunity for you to make some positive, life-long health changes. Try incorporating these tips into your week as an intro into a long and healthier life!
- Start each meal with fruits and vegetables to ensure you are consuming your recommended amount each day.
- Make conscious decisions at each meal, ensuring that you are consuming high quality foods that you enjoy.
- Exercise regularly! You can start by taking a walk each night after dinner and taking it from there.
- Get adequate rest each night. Set a time for which you plan to go to sleep each night and do your best to be settled in by then.
Taking small steps initially can make a huge difference in the long run. The important thing to remember is to take action. You may be eager to try to make changes that will impact your health in the long run, but may still be unsure of where to start.
Approach this week as an opportunity to take back control of your health. Whether it’s getting screened, starting a new exercise regimen, or discussing troubles with a loved one, just be sure to take action this week and have a fantastic Father’s Day!
Your turn to take action: Be sure to wear blue this Friday, June 16th to help spread the word, and remember to lean on your loved ones for support!