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Posted June 1, 2016

 

June is Men's Health Month

June is Men’s Health Month and communities across the country and around the globe are joining together in celebrating this special awareness period. The goal of Men’s Health Month is to encourage men and boys to take care of their health, to heighten the public’s awareness of the many preventable health problems that affect them and their families, and to encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. This month gives health care providers, public policy makers, the media, and individuals an opportunity to encourage men and boys to seek regular medical advice and early treatment for disease and injury.

The centerpiece of Men’s Health Month is National Men’s Health Week (NMHW), a special awareness period passed by Congress and signed into law by President Bill Clinton on May 31, 1994 now recognized internationally. NMHW is celebrated each year as the week that ends on Father’s Day.

Start by making your health a priority today with these three steps:

Eat Healthy.
Start by taking small steps like saying no to super-sizing and yes to a healthy breakfast. Eat many different types of foods to get all the vitamins and minerals you need. Add at least one fruit and vegetable to every meal.

Get Moving.
Play with your kids or grandkids. Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Do yard work. Play a sport. Keep comfortable walking shoes handy at work and in the car. Most importantly, choose activities that you enjoy to stay motivated.

Make Prevention a Priority.
Many health conditions can be detected early with regular checkups from your health care provider. Regular screenings may include blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose, prostate health and more.

Your health and well-being is extremely important, not only to you, but also your family. Make an appointment today to get a checkup and physical. Click here to find one of our Practices that is most convenient for you.

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