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National Men’s Health Month – What Men Need to Know
June is National Men’s Health Month, and it’s a great time for guys to take stock of their health. There are a lot of things that men can do to improve their health, and it’s important to be aware of them. Here are some things that men need to know about their health.
1. Get regular checkups.
One of the best things that men can do for their health is to get regular checkups. Many health problems can be caught early if men get regular checkups. It’s important to see a doctor on a regular basis, even if you feel healthy.
2. Eat a healthy diet.
Another important thing that men can do for their health is to eat a healthy diet. Eating healthy foods can help men stay at a healthy weight, and it can also help reduce the risk of many health problems. Men should eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. They should also limit their intake of saturated fats, trans fats, and cholesterol.
3. Get regular exercise.
Regular exercise is another important part of a healthy lifestyle. Exercise can help men stay at a healthy weight, and it can also reduce the risk of many health problems. Men should get at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity most days of the week. Examples of moderate-intensity activities include walking, biking, and swimming.
4. Don’t smoke.
Smoking is one of the worst things that men can do for their health. Smoking increases the risk of many health problems, including heart disease, stroke, and cancer. If you smoke, quitting is one of the best things you can do for your health. There are many resources available to help smokers quit, so there’s no excuse not to quit.
5. Limit your alcohol intake.
Drinking alcohol in moderation can be part of a healthy lifestyle. However, drinking too much alcohol can be harmful to your health. Men should limit their alcohol intake to two drinks per day. A drink is defined as one 12-ounce beer, one 5-ounce glass of wine, or one 1.5-ounce shot of liquor.
6. Take care of your mental health.
Mental health is just as important as physical health. Men should make sure to take care of their mental health. This can include getting regular exercise, eating a healthy diet, getting enough sleep, and managing stress. If you are feeling down or having trouble coping, don’t be afraid to seek help from a mental health professional.
7. Know your family history.
Many health problems run in families. It’s important to know your family history so you can be aware of the health problems that you may be at risk for. If you have a family history of a certain health problem, you may need to be extra vigilant about getting screenings or taking steps to prevent the problem.
8. Keep your doctor appointments.
If you have a chronic health condition, it’s important to keep your doctor appointments. This can help you stay on top of your condition and catch any problems early. Don’t miss your appointments, and make sure to keep your doctor up to date on any changes in your health.