We hope you had a great National Men’s Health Week leading up to Father’s Day, but if you forgot to celebrate, you still have time to observe National Men’s Health Month. And by “celebrate” we mean there’s no time like now to start taking better care of you.
That’s why the month of June has been established as a time to remind men about the importance of taking good care of themselves — because sometimes, they definitely need reminding!
Five healthy habits for June and year-round
Whether you’re a dad, brother, son, friend or partner, take some time this week to focus on your health and safety and the health and safety of all the men in your life. It can start with little changes that can provide big benefits:
1.) Eat a diet rich in fruits and vegetables every day
2.) Limit food and drinks high in calories, sugar, salt and fat
3.) Limit alcohol
4.) Get regular physical activity
5.) Don’t smoke
And there’s more you can do, because you really mean it:
Recognize and reduce stress
The five healthy habits above can all help in the management of stress. But it’s also vital to understand the physical and emotional tensions that can lead to stress and need to be mitigated. Getting support from friends and family and/or from a professional is crucial to managing the stress in your life that can harm your health.
Know the symptoms of a heart attack
The signs can include:
- Pain or discomfort in the chest, jaw, neck, back, arms or shoulders
- Weakness, light-headedness or faintness
- Shortness of breath
Learn about your family health history
Your doctor and you can both benefit if you talk with relatives about family health history. Then write it down and update the information periodically.
Just go to the doctor, guys
Regular checkups give you the opportunity to discuss any mental or physical health concerns. Preventive tests and screening can help your doctor identify issues to catch problems while they’re most treatable, such as prostate cancer. Call for your prostate check appointment today: 972-403-5425.
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